Highlighting the importance of testing in the product development process

Khadija Tahera, Claudia Eckert, Chris Earl

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

2 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

A product development is not a linear process of "design-build- Test"; rather, the design process and the testing process are closely integrated throughout the product development process. The main objective of this paper is to understand how testing is integrated into the product development process and how that effects the product development processes in companies. This paper reports case studies in UK based manufacturing companies where physical testing are essential activities but key concern in reducing design time and cost. Based on these case studies, this paper proposes a product development process framework that highlights the importance of testing and it's intertwined nature with design activities.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDS 80-6 Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED 15) Vol 6
Subtitle of host publicationDesign Methods and Tools - Part 2 Milan, Italy, 27-30.07.15
EditorsChristian Weber, Stephen Husung, Marco Cantamessa, Gaetano Cascini, Dorian Marjanovic, Serena Graziosi
PublisherThe Design Society
Pages21-30
Number of pages10
Volume6
ISBN (Print)9781904670698
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event20th International Conference on Engineering Design - Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy
Duration: 27 Jul 201530 Jul 2015
https://locm.blogs.bristol.ac.uk/2015/07/30/2015-international-conference-on-engineering-design-iced-15-milan-italy/ (Link to Conference Information)

Publication series

NameICED
PublisherThe Design Society
ISSN (Print)2220-4342

Conference

Conference20th International Conference on Engineering Design
Abbreviated titleICED15
CountryItaly
CityMilan
Period27/07/1530/07/15
Internet address

Fingerprint

Product Development
Product development
Development Process
Testing
Linear Process
Design Process
Industry
Manufacturing
Costs
Design

Cite this

Tahera, K., Eckert, C., & Earl, C. (2015). Highlighting the importance of testing in the product development process. In C. Weber, S. Husung, M. Cantamessa, G. Cascini, D. Marjanovic, & S. Graziosi (Eds.), DS 80-6 Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED 15) Vol 6: Design Methods and Tools - Part 2 Milan, Italy, 27-30.07.15 (Vol. 6, pp. 21-30). (ICED). The Design Society.
Tahera, Khadija ; Eckert, Claudia ; Earl, Chris. / Highlighting the importance of testing in the product development process. DS 80-6 Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED 15) Vol 6: Design Methods and Tools - Part 2 Milan, Italy, 27-30.07.15. editor / Christian Weber ; Stephen Husung ; Marco Cantamessa ; Gaetano Cascini ; Dorian Marjanovic ; Serena Graziosi. Vol. 6 The Design Society, 2015. pp. 21-30 (ICED).
@inproceedings{73d6631146d14232aa22c2adcdbec51d,
title = "Highlighting the importance of testing in the product development process",
abstract = "A product development is not a linear process of {"}design-build- Test{"}; rather, the design process and the testing process are closely integrated throughout the product development process. The main objective of this paper is to understand how testing is integrated into the product development process and how that effects the product development processes in companies. This paper reports case studies in UK based manufacturing companies where physical testing are essential activities but key concern in reducing design time and cost. Based on these case studies, this paper proposes a product development process framework that highlights the importance of testing and it's intertwined nature with design activities.",
keywords = "Design process, Engineering design, Product development process, Testing, Virtual testing",
author = "Khadija Tahera and Claudia Eckert and Chris Earl",
year = "2015",
language = "English",
isbn = "9781904670698",
volume = "6",
series = "ICED",
publisher = "The Design Society",
pages = "21--30",
editor = "Christian Weber and Stephen Husung and Marco Cantamessa and Gaetano Cascini and Dorian Marjanovic and Serena Graziosi",
booktitle = "DS 80-6 Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED 15) Vol 6",

}

Tahera, K, Eckert, C & Earl, C 2015, Highlighting the importance of testing in the product development process. in C Weber, S Husung, M Cantamessa, G Cascini, D Marjanovic & S Graziosi (eds), DS 80-6 Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED 15) Vol 6: Design Methods and Tools - Part 2 Milan, Italy, 27-30.07.15. vol. 6, ICED, The Design Society, pp. 21-30, 20th International Conference on Engineering Design, Milan, Italy, 27/07/15.

Highlighting the importance of testing in the product development process. / Tahera, Khadija; Eckert, Claudia; Earl, Chris.

DS 80-6 Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED 15) Vol 6: Design Methods and Tools - Part 2 Milan, Italy, 27-30.07.15. ed. / Christian Weber; Stephen Husung; Marco Cantamessa; Gaetano Cascini; Dorian Marjanovic; Serena Graziosi. Vol. 6 The Design Society, 2015. p. 21-30 (ICED).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

TY - GEN

T1 - Highlighting the importance of testing in the product development process

AU - Tahera, Khadija

AU - Eckert, Claudia

AU - Earl, Chris

PY - 2015

Y1 - 2015

N2 - A product development is not a linear process of "design-build- Test"; rather, the design process and the testing process are closely integrated throughout the product development process. The main objective of this paper is to understand how testing is integrated into the product development process and how that effects the product development processes in companies. This paper reports case studies in UK based manufacturing companies where physical testing are essential activities but key concern in reducing design time and cost. Based on these case studies, this paper proposes a product development process framework that highlights the importance of testing and it's intertwined nature with design activities.

AB - A product development is not a linear process of "design-build- Test"; rather, the design process and the testing process are closely integrated throughout the product development process. The main objective of this paper is to understand how testing is integrated into the product development process and how that effects the product development processes in companies. This paper reports case studies in UK based manufacturing companies where physical testing are essential activities but key concern in reducing design time and cost. Based on these case studies, this paper proposes a product development process framework that highlights the importance of testing and it's intertwined nature with design activities.

KW - Design process

KW - Engineering design

KW - Product development process

KW - Testing

KW - Virtual testing

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84979688579&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - https://www.designsociety.org/publication/37843/highlighting_the_importance_of_testing_in_the_product_development_process

M3 - Conference contribution

SN - 9781904670698

VL - 6

T3 - ICED

SP - 21

EP - 30

BT - DS 80-6 Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED 15) Vol 6

A2 - Weber, Christian

A2 - Husung, Stephen

A2 - Cantamessa, Marco

A2 - Cascini, Gaetano

A2 - Marjanovic, Dorian

A2 - Graziosi, Serena

PB - The Design Society

ER -

Tahera K, Eckert C, Earl C. Highlighting the importance of testing in the product development process. In Weber C, Husung S, Cantamessa M, Cascini G, Marjanovic D, Graziosi S, editors, DS 80-6 Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED 15) Vol 6: Design Methods and Tools - Part 2 Milan, Italy, 27-30.07.15. Vol. 6. The Design Society. 2015. p. 21-30. (ICED).