We present a two-stage concept selection methodology, although the first stage may suffice for simple design decisions. The first stage is called concept screening and the second stage is called concept scoring. Each is supported by a decision matrix that is used by the team to rate, rank, and select the best concept(s).

Although the method is structured, we emphasize the role of group insight to improve and combine concepts

Product Design and Development

Table of Contents

Introduction - Development Processes and Organizations - Opportunity Identification - Product Planning - Identifying Customer Needs - Product Specifications - Concept Generation - Concept Selection - Concept Testing -  Product Architecture - Industrial Design - Design for Environment - Design for Manufacturing - Prototyping - Robust Design - Patents and Intellectual Property - Product Development Economics - Managing Projects.

Review from Venkadesh Narayanan, Principal Consultant, Fhyzics