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Design Success Starts With Usage Consideration

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pocharle
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Re: Design Flaws
pocharle   3/30/2012 12:57:42 AM
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Agreed. To add, it wouldn't even make it to the acknowledgement phase that you mention because no one would use it...

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Re: Design Flaws
bolaji.ojo   3/29/2012 5:21:18 PM
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When should the designer get a third-party involved? If you wait until design validation it's probably already too late and if it's done very early it could compromise the competitive position.

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Re: Design Flaws
TaimoorZ   3/29/2012 5:16:15 PM
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I think an important technique to avoid design flaws is prototyping and pilot-testing. Even if you have a very ellaborate design on paper, it may contain design flaws that would be identified in the prototype and it's use in the actual environment.

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Re: Consultant to add value
TaimoorZ   3/29/2012 5:12:31 PM
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I agree that it may be a good choice to have design consultants albeit just for design review if not for design development because they deal with a large number of customers and have sufficient expertise to guide you.

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Re: Design Flaws
prabhakar_deosthali   3/29/2012 3:38:05 AM
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The design flaws especially the ones related to the use cases come mainly because of the incorrect requirement specifications.

Normally the marketing teams arrives at the requirement specifications for a product to be developed . This is based upon either an exiting product from a competitor or a totally new product idea. If marketing clearly specifies the target customers for whom the product is based then such basic mistakes as has been descibed by mr. Sanjay Gupta , will not happen in the deisgn stage.

 

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Re: Design Flaws
WaqasAltaf   3/29/2012 1:55:06 AM
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@ Pocharle

The manufacturers/engineers need to understand that technical excellence cannot be achieved until the end usage is predicted well and the expectation is incorporated in the technical design phase. Else, the product may be great technically with no one to acknowledge it as the product would be in a form in which it cannot be used. 

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Consultant to add value
WaqasAltaf   3/29/2012 1:50:24 AM
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The essential thing to have in a designing/engineering consultant is that the consultant brings knowledge that cannot be arranged by employing permanent employees or it is not feasible to do so. The kind of knowledge can either be something which is design-specific or knowledge which is specific to the location where the end usage is expected (may also include local laws to be complied with while designing, knowledge of which is not available inhouse). 

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Re: Design Flaws
Hospice_Houngbo   3/29/2012 12:16:23 AM
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KISS (Keep It Simple and straitforward) concept can be both applied to electronic components/devices and software design. That is what should be taught in all design classes. I remember my instructors used to put emphasis on "designing together with end users".

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Re: Design Flaws
pocharle   3/28/2012 10:09:05 AM
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This is what happens when the technical overtakes the project objectives. It is easy to forget WHO the end solution will be used for when you are trying to make it 'perfect'. Some important things can easily get sidetracked for performance or optimization purposes. That's just the start.

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good point
FLYINGSCOT   3/28/2012 8:54:37 AM
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I agree with the points made in your article.  In India where the market is very disparate it is vitally important to engage local expertise to tailor the offering to best meet the Indian market.    The same can probably be said for many other areas too.

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