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Advances in Industrial Design Engineering

Edited by Denis A. Coelho, ISBN 978-953-51-1016-3, 250 pages, Publisher: InTech, Chapters published March 13, 2013 under CC BY 3.0 license
DOI: 10.5772/3415
Edited Volume

A fast paced changing world requires dynamic methods and robust theories to enable designers to deal with the new product development landscape successfully and make a difference in an increasingly interconnected world. Designers continue stretching the boundaries of their discipline, and trail new paths in interdisciplinary domains, constantly moving the frontiers of their practice farther. This book, the successor to "Industrial Design - New Frontiers" (2011), develops the concepts present in the previous book further, as well as reaching new areas of theory and practice in industrial design. "Advances in Industrial Design Engineering" assists readers in leaping forward in their own practice and in preparing new design research that is relevant and aligned with the current challenges of this fascinating field.

Prof. Denis Coelho

Universidade da Beira Interior, Portugal

Professor Denis A. Coelho’s main teaching contribution has been stimulating the formation and initial operation of graduate courses in Industrial Design and MA in Industrial Design Engineering at UBI. He develops scientific activity within product design methodologies and has also conducted research in the field of ergonomic design and human requirements on technology, developed extensively in his doctoral work. Professor Coelho collaborates with several international research institutions in the areas of product design and ergonomics. The key area of his scientific activity is focused on the Human Interface located between technology and humans, which is characterized by an interdisciplinary nature, with technical and technological bias favouring an ergonomic perspective. His scientific activity also extends to product design methodologies, normalization applied to industrial management systems and production strategy in international networks. He is editor in chief of the International Journal of Human Factors and Ergonomics.

Education

  • 1994 - 1996

    Technology and Economics, Chalmers Tekniska Högskola, Göteborg

    Human Factors Engineering

  • 1989 - 1994

    Faculdade de Engenharia, Universidade do Porto, Porto

    DEMEGI

  • 1998 – 2002

    Engineering, Universidade da Beira Interior, Covilhã

    DEM

Edited Books

  • Advances in Industrial Design Engineering

    A fast paced changing world requires dynamic methods and robust theories to enable designers to deal with the new product development landscape successfully and make a difference in an increasingly interconnected world. Designers continue stretching the boundaries of their discipline, and trail new paths in interdisciplinary domains, constantly moving the frontiers of their practice farther. This book, the successor to "Industrial Design - New Frontiers" (2011), develops the concepts present in the previous book further, as well as reaching new areas of theory and practice in industrial design. "Advances in Industrial Design Engineering" assists readers in leaping forward in their own practice and in preparing new design research that is relevant and aligned with the current challenges of this fascinating field.

  • Industrial Design - New Frontiers

    A new breed of modern designers is on the way. These non-traditional industrial designers work across disciplines, understand human beings, as well as business and technology thus bridging the gap between customer needs and technological advancement of tomorrow. This book uncovers prospective designer techniques and methods of a new age of industrial design, whose practitioners strive to construct simple and yet complex products of the future. The novel frontiers of a new era of industrial design are exposed, in what concerns the design process, in illustrating the use of new technologies in design and in terms of the advancement of culturally inspired design. The diverse perspectives taken by the authors of this book ensure stimulating reading and will assist readers in leaping forward in their own practice of industrial design, and in preparing new research that is relevant and aligned with the current challenges of this fascinating field.

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