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Product Development by Aashi Mital, Anand Subramanian, Anoop Desai, Anil Mital

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Designing for Functionality

The recognition that design decisions made early in the product development cycle can have a significant effect on the manufacturability, quality, product cost, and product introduction time ultimately ensures success in the marketplace. Here we tried to evaluate the guidelines for ensuring product functionality only through questionnaires. These are subjective measurements. For instance, one question in the validity tests was, What is the standard acceptance significance level? This level has the greatest effect on the validity test result. There is no such standard, however. To remove this deficiency, more objective measures can be included to evaluate functionality. Similarly, new directions for developing the ...

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