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design

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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research also found designers and manufacturers had different perceptions of what motivates retailers to embark on a store redesign. Understanding these during the planning phases of the project will help suppliers to better serve the retailer.
Without a complete and objective analysis of one's new brand, Lamoureux stressed that it's impossible to know exactly if and how the redesign is working.
17, 2015, Fortune.com article, many people feel the redesign is meant to mimic the look of craft beer.
The result of an intensely collaborative process with its community, Slickdeals focused the redesign on features for which active users have been asking, while also making it easier for new users to navigate within the app.
The Home Staging and ReDesign Association is making a difference to Stagers, Realtors, Builders, Investors and Homeowners by raising the level of expertise through training, resources, and hands-on experiences.
Together with the redesign, we have made a strong commitment to combat the inequalities driven by high-cost test preparation.
BANKING AND CREDIT NEWS-September 8, 2014--Fiserv redesigns Corillian online banking solution
Providence Service Corporation of Texas has notified DFPS of its intention to terminate the contract through which it was caring for 1,100 foster children in 60 counties in North and West Texas as part of the state's foster care redesign initiative.
Within that framework, she discusses such matters as the instructor as a principal player in course redesign, accepting the course redesign challenge, mental models are not always conscious, the revised course redesign model, determining objectives, planning instructional methods, types of learner-centered interactions, metaphorical reflections of interaction, selecting media to fit previous redesign decisions, and evaluating instructor effectiveness and course quality.
Course redesign is an important and regular part of the continual improvement process for every instructor.
With the sluggish economy, many retailers are cautious when investing in big-ticket items, including a store redesign.
GE Aviation announced yesterday that its PBN Services will assist Airways New Zealand in a redesign of the Queenstown airspace.