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Lecture Notes



Lecture Notes

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1Introduction (PDF - 1.8 MB)

We will mainly discuss course logistics and project descriptions.
2The Product Development Process: "IDEO"

Be prepared for a detailed discussion of the case. How would you characterize IDEO's process? Its organization and management? Should IDEO accept the Visor project at all? Would you try to negotiate a longer lead time?
3Project Proposals

Each student will give a 50 second presentation (Assignment 1b)
4Identifying Customer Needs: "Sweetwater" (PDF - 1.5 MB)#

Be prepared for a detailed discussion of the case. What do you consider to be the most important needs associated with water purification devices such as the Sweetwater Guardian? Get information from experienced users and find out what they think. How did you get the information?
5Customer Preferences: Conjoint Analysis (PDF)#
6Industrial Design (PDF)
7Product Specifications and Concept Generation (PDF)#
8Prototyping (PDF) (Courtesy of Allison Rae. Used with permission.)
9Concept Selection (PDF)
10Faculty Project Consulting

In this class session, Teams 1 to 5 will have time to review their concepts with course faculty and team advisors. Bring your customer needs lists, target specifications, concept drawings, and any questions you have for discussion.
11Faculty Project Consulting (cont.)

In this class session, Teams 6 to 10 will have time to review their concepts with course faculty and team advisors. Bring your customer needs lists, target specifications, concept drawings, and any questions you have for discussion.
12Intellectual Property
13Faculty Project Consulting (cont.)

The teams will provide some form of "proof-of-concept". Bring a prototype to class that shows that you can overcome the key challenges of your concept.
14Peer Concept Review

Teams 1 to 5 will give a 15-minute presentation to describe their market opportunity and selected concept and demonstrate how the will tackle their key challenges. All students must attend this session.
15Peer Concept Review (cont.)

Teams 6 to 10 will give a 15-minute presentation to describe their market opportunity and selected concept and demonstrate how the will tackle their key challenges. All students must attend this session.
16Product Architecture
17Forecasting Demand for New Products (PDF)
18Global Manufacturing and Costing
19Design for Manufacturing
20Trends and Tools in Product Development (PDF - 1.1 MB)
21Faculty Project Consulting (cont.)

In this class session, Teams 6 to 10 will have time to review their progress with course faculty and team advisors. Be prepared to provide an outline of your final presentation and of the remaining tasks you face.
22Faculty Project Consulting (cont.)

In this class session, Teams 1 to 5 will have time to review their progress with course faculty and team advisors. Be prepared to provide an outline of your final presentation and of the remaining tasks you face.
23Final Meeting Project Presentations

Final project presentations will be held approximately from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. The location will be announced in class. For more details, refer to the projects section.

 








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