Hence we need to add something else. The final form is scavenging need. Design is about producing something that someone wants. We will see later that bringing together a design team enables waste to be minimized. It is often based on customer feedback. Book Description Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc, United States, 2012.
This is like watching vultures or carrion crows feeding on a dead animal. As designers we need to harness our creative juices, stimulate every analytical fiber in our bodies, and use every one of our senses to detect opportunities. We then have to select a winner from the plethora of ideas we have generated; and then we need the detail or the embodiment. This book provides the bridge between engineering design and medical device development. That something else is a demand, or a need — someone, somewhere wants this thing.
In the past the cycle was only concerned with the time to bring new versions to market revision cycle. Every engineered product for this sector, from scalpelsstents to complex medical equipment, must be designed and developed to approved procedures and standards. Each one will think they are a special case and are, somehow, excluded — they are not and neither are you. Engineers failing to meet these requirements can cause serious harm to users as well as their products' commercial prospects. The previous paragraph should have pointed you to the fact that it is the start of the process. Hence we operate excuse the pun remotely, but we also know that one day our design may just come and save us too. The phrase to design is very important.
This now discriminates the activity from all others. Eventually these sales plateau as market penetration is reached: consumers get bored, new competitors come along, or there is no one left to sell to. So — is defining the need design? Basic Materials Properties for Materials Selection E. The simple answer is: It is a process that takes a need and produces the solution that fulfills said need. This design methodology enables engineers and medical device manufacturers to bring new products to the marketplace rapidly.
Every engineered product for this sector, from scalpelsstents to complex medical equipment, must be designed and developed to approved procedures and standards. There is no single text that addresses the plethora of design issues a medical devices designer meets when developing new products or improving older ones. But to me, nothing could be further from the meaning of design. And, what is a design? The medical device market is a multi-billion dollar industry. Some see this as an escape clause or a loophole; it is not. This design methodology enables engineers and medical device manufacturers to bring new products to the marketplace rapidly.
In fact we need to know more than the individual end-user; we need to consider all end-users. Design is the fundamental soul of a human-made creation that ends up expressing itself in successive outer layers of the product or service. To avoid confusion between the old and the new, we will use these two terms from now on. This book provides the bridge between engineering design and medical device development. Firstly, design is a creative activity — it always ends with something new. In quality management this is called a continual improvement process. It is a common tendency for us to hack — that is, we undertake the activity without any plan or thought.
This book provides the bridge between engineering design and medical device development. Throughout this book I aim to present the important issues in this manner. This is often called disruptive technology a new technology that completely changes the way things are done. Only when that is done do we have the makings of a design. Hence, I propose, that designing is in our blood…it comes as second nature to the human race. Unfortunately we now come to the hard bit.
But as with other things we humans do, some of us are naturally good at it and some of us are not. This book provides the bridge between engineering design and medical device development. What about things used in a laboratory for assessment of things taken from the human body, and not necessarily in contact with said body? ¹ The aim of the phrase to design is, therefore, a reminder to us all that we need to plan and think about the problem before we start, and definitely not hack. And this is why the word design is often confused with the arts — it is a creative process. More often than not, this is the hardest part of the design process. Engineers failing to meet these requirements can cause serious harm to users as well as their products' commercial prospects.