What is included with this book?
Product development is a team sport, but most companies don't practice it that way. Organizations should be drawing on the creativity of engaged customers and outsiders, but instead they rely on the same small group of internal "experts" for new ideas. Designers and engineers should be connecting with marketing, sales, customer support, suppliers, and most importantly, customers. The Art of Product Design explains the rise of "Open Engineering," a way of breaking down barriers and taking advantage of web-based communities, knowledge, and tools to accelerate the design and manufacturing processes.
Open Engineering is crowdsourcing, it's collaborating, it's sharing and connecting. And it's helping a growing number of companies create better products faster than they ever imagined. The Art of Product Design shows you how to harness its power for your company.
Chapter 1: Preface: The digital revolution gets physical
Chapter 2: Gearheads get no respect
Chapter 3: Since the potter’s wheel the most important tool in history
Chapter 5: New culture, new tools converge in the cloud
Chapter 6: Design challenge: Break down the monastery doors
Chapter 7: Here’s my prototype, please kick the crap out of it
Chapter 9: Is this something sketchy, like “open marriage”?
Chapter 10: The puzzle pattern emerges