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Product Design by Paul Rodgers, Alex Milton

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The Product Design Specification (PDS)

The next stage is to transfer all the information so far attained into one of the most important documents, the Product Design Specification. This section and the one that follows outline the tasks involved in creating the PDS to ensure a product designer produces a product design solution that reflects a true understanding of the actual problem and the needs of the user. The PDS is a document listing the design problem in detail; a product designer should constantly refer back to it to ensure his or her design proposals are appropriate.

A PDS splits the problem up into smaller categories to make it easier to consider. The customer or end-user group should be consulted as fully as possible while the PDS ...

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