10. Administration

• We need to determine the day-to-day (administration) needs of a design team.

• In terms of the design process there is a continual cycle of,

1. identifying problems

2. devising solutions

3. evaluating the solutions

4. deciding to accept, retry, terminate

• The specifications are repeatedly used to guide all phases of the design work. A design not conforming to the specs is useless.

10.1 References

10.1 Ullman, D.G., The Mechanical Design Process, McGraw-Hill, 1997.