Highlighting the importance of testing in the product development process

Khadija Tahera, Claudia Eckert, Chris Earl

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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
Number of pages10
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

PublisherThe Design Society
ISSN (Print)2220-4342


Conference20th International Conference on Engineering Design
Abbreviated titleICED15
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