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Product Design by Paul Rodgers, Alex Milton

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Common elements of the PDS

This sample of a PDS for a child’s bicycle shows the types of information contained and how it is grouped.

Product: Fictional “X-Cross” Kids’ Bicycle

Date: April 21, 2010

Issue: 2

Creator: Will Ernesto

The performance demanded of any product should always be fully and precisely defined.

1. Performance

1.1  Must be easy to operate—it is expected that the user age group is 5 to 13 years.

1.2  The product should withstand rough handling.

1.3  Operating conditions [see Environment].

All aspects of the environmental conditions that the product is likely to come into contact with, and have a bearing on, need to be considered and investigated at the outset of the project. Environmental hazards may occur during ...

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