Product Design and Development

A Resource for Students and Professionals in the Field of Product Design and Development

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Much of the information in this site is linked to the content of the book Product Design and Development by Karl T. Ulrich and Steven D. Eppinger (McGraw-Hill 1995, 2000, 2004, 2008)

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Chapter Links and Resources

1. Introduction

2. Development Processes and Organizations

3. Opportunity Identification

4. Product Planning

5. Identifying Customer Needs

6. Product Specifications

7. Concept Generation

8. Concept Selection

9. Concept Testing


10. Product Architecture

11. Industrial Design

12. Design for Environment

13. Design for Manufacturing

14. Prototyping

15. Robust Design

16. Patents and Intellectual Property

17. Service Design

18. Product Development Economics

19. Managing Projects

Resources for Design and Development

Human Factors and Ergonomics

Material and Component Suppliers

Engineering Resources

Environmental Issues


Rapid Prototyping Technology

Consulting Firms-PD Management Consulting

Consulting Firms-PD Services

Institutes, Societies, and Foundations

Academic Research


Computer-Aided Design Software

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