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the process of translating a product idea into a product which can be produced and marketed on a commercial basis. Though design is a creative process it has economic consequences insofar as a product's shape, configuration and performance affect its marketability and its cost of production. In order to achieve high product variety without involving an excessive variety of components, designers often use common, interchangeable parts and design products on a modular basis.

In order to remain competitive, firms need continuously to review the design of their products in the light of new developments in materials and processes. The technique of VALUE ANALYSIS is used to identify possible sources of cost savings without impairing a product's performance. See COMPUTER-AIDED DESIGN, NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT.

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For example, my interior design philosophy, first and foremost, is dictated by a regional approach.
Its super-slim Matrix Laser-LED headlights, flush deployable door handles and sleek Touch Pro Duo infotainment are all hallmarks of Range Rover's reductionist design philosophy.
Gerry McGovern, chief design officer for Land Rover, said: "The continued evolution of our design philosophy is driven by a relentless focus on creating highly desirable vehicles our customers will love for life.
Its superslim Matrix Laser-LED headlights, flush deployable door handles and sleek Touch Pro Duo infotainment are all hallmarks of Range Rover's reductionist design philosophy.
Maison Mavada has launched its debut eyewear collection, which has been created with Japanese design philosophy in mind.
Written by a professional production designer for stage & entertainment, the topics covered include design philosophy and principles, brick city planning, choosing your builds, building your city and an in-depth case study of a 62,000+ piece brick city built in a 6ft x 2ft area space.
Today, his buildings stand as futuristic contours of mountain ranges and rock formations, a design philosophy he coined in his 2015 book Shanshui City.
The series was developed by Belgian designers Marc Merckx and Pieter Maes, whose design philosophy challenges the principle of reduction with light structures and strong materials.
"TCI's smart design philosophy brings a light-weight, yet durable galley system.
Entitled TOKUJIN YOSHIOKA x LG: S.F_Senses of the Future, the impressive work seeks to illustrate humanity's relationship with the natural world and to illuminate LG's human-centric design philosophy. The installation is on exhibit from 4-9 April at Superstudio Piu in Milan.
They also indicated an edge-to-edge display, which will be quite a big leap over the current, aging design philosophy. Fitting the final piece of the puzzle, the displays could also be curved, though, we are wishing too much at this point.

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