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Design Process Improvement: A Review of Current Practice

Edited by: John Clarkson, Claudia Eckert. Springer.

There is always room for improvement in design, whether it be a better product or for a better design process. Experience of working with automotive, aerospace and healthcare companies has shown that effective communication, management of change and process planning are essential for effective product development process.

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Design for Patient Safety

Peter Buckle, John Clarkson, Roger Coleman, James Ward, Jerome Jarrett. Design Council.

This report, comossioned by the Department of Health and the Design Council sets out a perspective from the world of design. It is based on a scoping study, carried out by the Universities of Cambridge and Surrey and the Royal College of Art, to identify previously unrecognised opportunities for improved patient safety in the NHS.

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Inclusive design: Design for the whole population

Edited by: John Clarkson, Roger Coleman, Simeon Keates, Cherie Lebbon. Springer.

This book contains contributions from leading proponents of both Inclusive Design and Universal Design world-wide. It offers a comprehensive treatment of the issues relating to inclusive design and covers both the business case for inclusive design and a collection of tools and techniques for design practitioners.

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Countering Design Exclusion: An introduction to inclusive design

Simeon Keates, John Clarkson. Springer.

This book presents the concept of design exclusion and how addressing exclusion explicitly identifies the shortcomings in everyday products and services. It is aimed at design students and design practitioners and provides a wide-ranging overview of the issues associated with inclusive design.

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Inclusive Design Toolkit

John Clarkson, Roger Coleman, Ian Hosking, Sam Waller. Cambridge Engineering Design Centre.

This book provides tools and guidance for organisations and designers to produce better products that are accessible to the widest possible range of people. The guidance ranges from corporate level strategy to project level advice, and the tools estimate the number of people who would be unable to use a product.

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Design for Inclusivity

Roger Coleman, John Clarkson, Hua Dong, Julia Cassim. Gower.

This book reviews the recent social trends and pressures that have pushed this subject to the fore, and assesses design responses to date in an international context. It includes case studies which describe transport, product development, IT and service projects, and highlights lessons that have been learned.

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A Multimodal End-2-end Approach to Accessible Computing

Pradipta Biswas, Carlos Duarte, Patrick Langdon, Luis Almeida, Christoph Jung. Springer.

This book illustrates the state-of-the-art of technology and presents a vision for accessibility in the near future. It considers challenges faced by accessibility practitioners at research institutes, industries and legislative institutions throughout the world, and explores the different phases of delivering accessible products and services.

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Assessing and improving product design capability

James Moultrie. Cambridge Institute for Manufacturing.

An organisation with an appropriate product design capability will deliver useful, usable, producible, desirable, profitable and marketable products. This workbook uses the maturity of 25 key design activities, in the form of a product and process audit, to assess product design capability. Opportunities for improvement are then identified along with appropriate actions.

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Managing product development collaborations

James Moultrie. Cambridge Institute for Manufacturing.

For many organisations collaboration in product delivery is essential. Good collaboration is dependent on having an appropriate strategy, a structured development process, good partner selection and effective partnership management This workbook offers practical guidance for the effective management of product development collaborations.

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Good Design Practice for Medical Devices and Equipment - A Framework

Karen Alexander, John Clarkson, Duncan Bishop, Stewart Fox. Cambridge Engineering Design Centre.

This workbook is aimed at designing medical devices to make them easier and more economic to validate. An approach is presented which focuses on the design process and considers validation, design requirements and risk management of the device and the related process equipment together.

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Good Design Practice for Medical Devices and Equipment - Requirements Capture

Sandra Shefelbine, John Clarkson, Roy Farmer, Stephen Eason. Cambridge Engineering Design Centre.

This workbook contains a method for capturing requirements and is intended to be used by medical device designers, engineers, project managers and procurement personnel. Previous experience in writing specifications is not necessary, but experience in medical device design is likely to be helpful.

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Good Design Practice for Medical Devices and Equipment - Design Verification

James Ward, John Clarkson, Duncan Bishop, Stewart Fox. Cambridge Engineering Design Centre.

This workbook presents an approach for identifying and selecting verification methods and determining when verification should occur in the design process. It should be used in conjunction with pre-existing working practices and in addition to current regulations for medical device and equipment design.

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Modelling and Simulation Techniques for Supporting Healthcare Decision Making

Gyuchan Thomas Jun, John Clarkson. Cambridge Engineering Design Centre.

This workbook to provides guidance for people who are making decisions in healthcare. It is aimed at anyone who wants to find out more about different modelling and simulation techniques what they are, when to apply them, and what resources are required to use them. It will help decision makers, modellers and consultants.

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Designing for Low Volume Production

Quentin Harmer, John Clarkson, Roy Farmer, Ken Wallace. Camdridge Engineering Design Centre.

In high-volume products, costly investment in design and development is spread over a large production quantity. In contrast, products produced in low volumes often appear to offer inferior value for money. This workbook describes a design approach for economic low-volume production and design, whilst improving functional and aesthetic qualities.

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Ageing, Adaption and Accessibility: Time for the Inclusive Revolution!

Edited by: Anna Mieczakowski, John Clarkson. Cambridge Engineering Design Centre.

Modern Information and Communication Technology has, in the last few years, enriched the lives of many individuals and society as a whole. This book of reflections aims to stimulate a debate on how to digitally engage older people, especially given that the worlds population is ageing at an unprecedented rate.

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Culture, Communication and Change: Summary of an investigation of the use and impact of modern media and technology in our lives

Edited by: Anna Mieczakowski, Tanya Goldhaber, John Clarkson. Cambridge Engineering Design Centre.

This book of reflections presents the views of experts from a wide range of disciplines - including neuroscience, psychology, human-computer interaction, computer science, behavioural economics and well-being - on the debate on the individual and societal effects of modern ICT in the United Kingdom, United States, Australia and China.

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Culture, Communication and Change: Summary of an investigation of the use and impact of modern media and technology in our lives

Edited by: Anna Mieczakowski, Tanya Goldhaber, John Clarkson. Cambridge Engineering Design Centre.

As communications technology develops, the ways in which humans interact with and react to technology and one another change. This summary report presents the findings from a survey of the impact of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in the United Kingdom, United States, Australia and China.

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Culture, Communication and Change: Report on an investigation of the use and impact of modern media and technology in our lives

Edited by: Anna Mieczakowski, Tanya Goldhaber, John Clarkson. Cambridge Engineering Design Centre.

As communications technology develops, the ways in which humans interact with and react to technology and one another change. This extensive report presents the findings from a survey of the impact of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in the United Kingdom, United States, Australia and China.

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Modelling and Management of Engineering Processes

Edited by: Peter Heisig, John Clarkson, Sandor Vajna. Springer.

This first book on Modelling and Management of Engineering Processes (MMEP) presents leading national and international research in the fields of engineering design, process modelling in engineering design and product development, and innovation management selected for the first international conference MMEP 2010.

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Modelling and Management of Engineering Processes

Edited by: Peter Heisig, John Clarkson. Cambridge Engineering Design Centre.

This second book on Modelling and Management of Engineering Processes (MMEP) presents leading national and international research in the fields of engineering design, process modelling in engineering design and product development, and innovation management selected for the second international workshop MMEP 2012.

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Designing Around People

Edited by: Patrick Langdon, Jonathan Lazar, Ann Heylighen, Hua Dong. Springer.

This book explores various issues including the reconciliation of usability, accessibility and inclusive design, providing an invaluable resource to researchers, postgraduates, design practitioners, therapists and clinical practitioners, as well as design teachers. It presents papers from the eighth CWUAAT, held in Cambridge, England in 2016.

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Inclusive Designing

Edited by: Patrick Langdon, Jonathan Lazar, Ann Heylighen, Hua Dong. Springer.

This book represents a unique oportunity to bring together the Inclusive Design Research community where designers, computer scientists, engineers, architects, ergonomists, policymakers and user communities can exchange ideas. It presents papers from the seventh CWUAAT, held in Cambridge, England in 2014.

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Designing Inclusive Systems

Edited by: Patrick Langdon, John Clarkson, Peter Robinson, Jonathan Lazar, Ann Heylighen. Springer.

This book refers to the emerging potential and relevance of the latest generations of inclusive design thinking, tools, techniques, and data, to mainstream project applications such as healthcare and the design of working environments. It presents papers from the sixth CWUAAT, held in Cambridge, England in 2012.

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Designing Inclusive Interactions

Edited by: Patrick Langdon, John Clarkson, Peter Robinson. Springer.

This book contains contributions from an international group of leading researchers in the fields of Universal Access and Assistive Technology, focusing on designing assistive and rehabilitation technology, measuring inclusion and inclusive interation design. It presents papers from the fifth CWUAAT, held in Cambridge, England in 2010.

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Designing Inclusive Futures

Edited by: Patrick Langdon, John Clarkson, Peter Robinson. Springer.

This book reflects on the need to explore the issues and practicalities that lie behind design that is intended to extend our active future lives. This encompasses design for inclusion in daily life at home but also extends to the workplace and for products within these contexts. It presents papers from the fourth CWUAAT, held in Cambridge, England in 2008.

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Designing Accessible Technology

Edited by: John Clarkson, Patrick Langdon, Peter Robinson. Springer.

This book discusses rapid and unprecedented population ageing, shifts in dependency ratios that point to escalating welfare and pensions costs which require radical and imaginative responses from Government and industry. It presents papers from the third CWUAAT, held in Cambridge, England in 2006.

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Designing a More Inclusive World

Edited by: Simeon Keates, John Clarkson, Patrick Langdon, Peter Robinson. Springer.

This book describes how designing inclusively is no longer an option for companies, it is a business essential. Global populations are getting older, legislation is increasingly prohibitive of exclusion and consumer attitudes are beginning to change. It presents papers from the second CWUAAT, held in Cambridge, England in 2004.

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Universal Access and Assistive Technology

Edited by: Simeon Keates, John Clarkson, Patrick Langdon, Peter Robinson. Springer.

There is an ever-increasing need for designers to create products that are genuinely inclusive of members of society with special needs. This book presents papers from the first Cambridge Workshop on Universal Access and Assistive Technology (CWUAAT), held in Cambridge, England in 2002.

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Conversations, Conferencing and Collaboration: An Asia-Pacific investigation of factors influencing the effectiveness of distributed meetings

Anna Mieczakowski, Joy Goodman-Deane, Jeff Patmore, John Clarkson. Cambridge Engineering Design Centre.

This report provides insight into the accessibility and effectiveness of modern communication technology in Asia-Pacific, which makes it possible to easily and cost-effectively run meetings across internationally dispersed teams all the time, anywhere. Such distributed meetings can reduce travel costs and participants' time.

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Conversations, Conferencing and Collaboration: A UK investigation of factors influencing the effectiveness of distributed meetings

Anna Mieczakowski, Joy Goodman-Deane, Jeff Patmore, John Clarkson. Cambridge Engineering Design Centre.

This report provides insight into the accessibility and effectiveness of modern communication technology in the UK, which makes it possible to easily and cost-effectively run meetings across internationally dispersed teams all the time, anywhere. Such distributed meetings can reduce travel costs and participants' time.

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Conversations, Conferencing and Collaboration: A US investigation of factors influencing the effectiveness of distributed meetings

Anna Mieczakowski, Joy Goodman-Deane, Jeff Patmore, John Clarkson. Cambridge Engineering Design Centre.

This report provides insight into the accessibility and effectiveness of modern communication technology in the US, which makes it possible to easily and cost-effectively run meetings across internationally dispersed teams all the time, anywhere. Such distributed meetings can reduce travel costs and participants' time.

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Design for Patient Safety

John Clarkson, Peter Buckle, Roger Coleman, James Ward, Jerome Jarrett. Cambridge Engineering Design Centre.

This scoping study is the first stage of a wider programme of work that aims to identify and demonstrate the potential of a design led approach to minimising the risk of patient safety incidents. Ongoing work is integrating this approach into the working practices and processes of the NHS and across the healthcare industry.

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Engineering Design - A Systematic Approach

G. Pahl, W. Beitz, J. Feldhusen, K.H. Grote. Edited by: Ken Wallace, Lucienne Blessing. Springer.

Effective engineering design must be carefully planned and systematically executed. In particular, engineering design methods must integrate the many different aspects of designing and the priorities of the end-user. This book teaches the methods and ideas of engineering design as a condition of successful product development.

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Managing Complexity by Modelling Dependencies

Edited by: David Wynn, Matthias Kreimeyer, Katharina Eben, Maik Maurer, Udo Lindemann, John Clarkson. Hauser Publishing.

Dependency and Structure Modelling (DSM) techniques support the management of complexity by focusing attention on the elements of a complex system and how they are related to each other. DSMs can assist in understanding, designing and optimising complex systems including products, processes and organisations.

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Design in Science

James Moultrie. Cambridge Institute for Manufacturing.

The Design in Science project brought professional industrial designers into the science base at Cambridge to work on live research projects. The aim was to explore ways in which designers might be able to support the commercialisation of early stage science, and to understand what factors might influence collaboration between designers and scientists.

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Engineering Design - Theory and Practice

Edited by: John Clarkson, Mari Huhtala. Cambridge Engineering Design Centre.

This book marks Ken Wallace's contribution to the EDC, to Cambridge University and to the international design community. Distinguished colleagues and friends have prepared 15 chapters to form a valuable collection of papers covering a wide range of topics, a record of the directions and priorities of design research in 2005.