About the book
Product design is a comprehensive process related to the creation of new products, which starts from a set of ideas and concepts, and finally results in marketable products that meet specific requirements related to functionality, manufacturing, maintenance, reliability, ergonomics, efficiency, and, last but not least, cost. This book intends to be an open platform destined to establish and share knowledge from all over the world about the product design process, with applications in various fields, especially the engineering ones. The book will provide a forum for original and innovative research studies dealing with any relevant aspect of product design, being addressed to scholars, researchers, engineers, PhD students, and to all those professionally active and/or interested in this challenging topic. For it will exhaustively contribute in knowledge advances, the book will be especially dedicated to the most recent techniques for a successful product design, as well as to the most suitable software applications. “Product Design” intends to provide the reader with a comprehensive overview of the current state-of-the-art, but also with the modern trends in the field.