Design methodology and relationships with science: introduction


Vries, de, M.J. (1993). Design methodology and relationships with science: introduction. In N. Cross, M.J. Vries, de & D.P. Grant (Eds.), Design Methodology and Relationships with Science : proceedings of the NATO advanced research workshop, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, September 29 - October 2, 1992 (pp. 1-14). Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers.

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In many business corporations there is a clear tendency towards increasingly multidisciplinary design activities. A striking example of this is the emerging field of mechatronics, that combines elements of electrical and mechanical engineering and information technology1. Mechatronics design is therefore carried out by teams, that consist of experts in different engineering disciplines that have to bring together their individual knowledge to integrate them in the design process.