Structuring the Search for the Problem.
Structuring the Search for a Solution: Design Goals and Specifications.
Acquiring, Applying, and Protecting Technical Knowledge.
Abstraction and Modeling.
Ethics and Product Liability Issues.
Hazards Analysis and Failure Analysis.
Design Analysis Implementation.
Gerard Voland has taught design for 20 years and pioneered an innovative, nationally recognized freshman design course at Northeastern University. In 1994 he was named the George A. Snell Professor of Engineering in appreciation for his work with this freshman design course and with engineering curriculum reform at Northeastern. He is also the author of textbooks on engineering graphics and control systems modeling. He lives in in Bridgewater, Massachusetts, with his wife, Margaret Voland, a mathematician who researched and developed the case problems in this book.