ASSIGNMENT SECOND SEMESTER 2013
MS-05: Management of Machines and Materials
School of Management Studies INDIRA GANDHI NATIONAL OPEN UNIVERSITY MAIDAN GARHI, NEW DELHI – 110 068
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MS-05 Management of Machines and Materials 05/TMA/SEM-II/2013 All Blocks
Note: Attempt all the questions and submit this assignment on or before 31st October, 2013 to the coordinator of your study centre.
1. Explain Product design. How does it influence the Process Design? Solution : Product design can be defined as the idea generation, concept development, testing and
manufacturing or implementation of a physical object or service. Product Designers conceptualize and evaluate ideas, making them tangible through products in a more systematic approach. The role of a product designer encompasses many characteristics of the marketing manager, product manager, industrial designer and design engineer. The term is sometimes confused with industrial design, which defines the field of a broader spectrum of design activities, such as service design, systems design, interaction design as well as product design. The role of the product designer combines art, science and technology to create tangible three-dimensional goods. This evolving role has been facilitated by digital tools that allow designers to communicate, visualize and analyze ideas in a way that would have taken greater manpower in the past.
Product design influence the process design in many ways like it is possible to separate product design and process design in manufacturing, it is impossible in practice to separate service design and process design. This is because many services (especially high visibility services) are such that the service and the process are the same thing. Even in manufacturing industries there...