Modular and Integrated Product Design and Architecture
In this free online course, learn about the concepts involved in Modular and Integrated Product Design and Architecture.
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In this free online course, you are introduced to the world of Modular and Integrated Product Design and Architecture. You will explore the three Categories of Portfolio Architecture, as well as the process of identifying modules and Concept Development. 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 distinctions between Product and Portfolio Architecture. Then, the concept of interactions between Chunks in Modular Architecture and Integrated Architecture will be discussed. You will explore the Module Heuristics Method, an examination method in which the designer uses a set of steps that are empirical in nature, yet proven scientifically valid to identify modules in a design.
You will learn about the Flow Method and Portfolio Architecture Selection. You will gain insight into the Variants of Modular Architecture. You will discover the importance of Concept Development in the overall success of the product. Finally, you will study Function-Based Modularity, Manufacturing Based Modularity, and Concept Development. This course will be of interest to Modular and Integrated Product Design and Architecture students, or those professionals looking to enhance their career prospects in the Modular and Integrated Product Design and Architecture Industry. Why wait? Start this course today!Start Course Now
Product Architecture - Learning Outcomes
Flow Method Example
Product and Portfolio Architecture
Portfolio Architecture Selection
Laboratory Exercise: Vacuum Cleaner
Product Architecture - Lesson Summary
Modular and Integrated Architecture
Modular and Integrated Architecture - Learning Outcomes
Identification of Modules
Modules and Concepts - Lesson Summary
Upon successful completion of this course, you should be able to:
- Describe the Portfolio Architecture Selection using an Architecture Selection Chart
- Discuss the Identification of Modules and the Concept Design Process
- Explain the value of Functional Modelling
- Discuss the three Categories of Portfolio Architecture
- Compare Product and Portfolio Architecture
- Describe the steps in the Architecture Selection Flow Chart
- Explain the Modular Design Process
- Discuss the steps in the Module Heuristics Procedure
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