Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED11), Vol. 5: Design for X, Design to X
Edited book, 2011
This volume comprises the papers from the theme Design for X, Design to X from the ICED11 conference. This is a broad theme as X can stand for many properties and characteristics of a design – function, performance, cost, quality, manufacturability and many others.
As might be expected in 2011, “X” in many of the papers stand for Sustainability. The volume’s papers address sustainability on several levels – the society, the company, the team, the individual designer. Environmental sustainability is the focus of many of these papers, but you will also find a major group of papers in the volume that consider social sustainability issues, design for human or social factors. New strategic approaches, methods and tool for sustainable design are introduced.
Another major sub-theme in the volume could be described as design for manufacturing in a broad sense. In the volume you will find new methods and tools for manufacturability and quality, for modular design of products and such product interplay with production system, and machine tool design. The potential of mathematical optimization tools is demonstrated.
Further, the volume offers a multitude of case studies and applications, evidencing the potential of DFX methods and tools to improve automotive, construction, healthcare, machine and shipbuilding design