chapter  11
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Design processes

The engineering design process within the engineering design system, figure 8.1, transforms (a) the input to design engineering, Od1, the information about requirements into (b) the information suitable to fulfill the requirements about a TrfP(s) ready for implementing, and/or a TS(s) ready for manufacture, Od2. This design transformation is accomplished by the effects delivered by the operators of the engineering design process – engineering and other designers, technical means, design environment, information system, and management system – following the general model of the transformation system, figure 6.1. The recommended technology of design engineering is the design procedure described in this book. The information presented in this chapter is mainly situated in and around the ‘north-east’ quadrant of figure 5.3.