Conceptual Design Specifications and Product Functions
In this free online course, learn about the methods involved in Conceptual Design Specifications and Product Functions.
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In this free online course, you are introduced to the world of Conceptual Design Specifications and Product Functions Engineering. You will explore the five characteristics of a Need-metric, as well as the process of identifying Target Values for Metrics and how to establish Product Functions. Demonstrations, problems, examples and assessment questions in this instructor-led video-based course, are designed to provide you with a comprehensive foundation, which will enable you to take serious steps into this career.
The course begins by introducing you to the process of establishing Target Product Specifications. Then the concept of Functional Common Basis will be discussed, which is a set of well-defined function verbs and flow nouns that can represent products across product domains. You will explore the concept of Functional Decomposition, a systematic process of transforming the customer's needs to a clear specification of the functional requirements of the product.
You will learn about the House of Quality Tool. You will gain insight into establishing Product Functions and the FAST Method. You will discover the importance of understanding Customer Needs when designing product functions. Finally, you will study Sub-functions, Product Constraints, and the Black Box Model. This course will be of interest to Conceptual Design Specifications and Product Functions Engineering students, or those professionals looking to enhance their career prospects in the Conceptual Design Specifications and Product Functions Engineering Industry. Why wait? Start this course today!Start Course Now
Design Specifications - Learning Outcomes
Establishing Target Specifications
House of Quality
Laboratory Exercise: Water Dispenser
Design Specifications - Lesson Summary
Product Functions - Learning Outcomes
Establishing Product Functions
Function Structure Approach
Laboratory Exercise: Electrical Cooker and Kettle
Product Functions - Lesson Summary
Upon successful completion of this course, you should be able to:
- Describe the process of Establishing Product Functions using Customer Requirements
- Explain the Quality Function Deployment Concept
- Discuss the characteristics that a Metric for a Need should have
- Describe the process of Establishing Target Specifications
- Explain the House of Quality Correlations
- Describe the FAST Method of Functional Decomposition
- Explain the different inputs in the Black Box Model
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