Prix de vente ouvrage papier : 13 euros
ISBN ouvrage papier : 978-2-914279-95-6
Contenu : À la suite d’un premier ouvrage (Comprendre l’activité de conception, 2008), ce livre propose une vision synthétique et plus aboutie d’un ensemble de concepts descripteurs de l’activité de conception. Il s’agit de définitions et d’hypothèses en nombre réduit, ainsi que des corollaires dérivés de ces hypothèses.
Auteur : Denis Choulier.
A Theoretical Approach to the Engineering Design of Technical Objects
Contents: As a sequel of a first book (Understanding Engineering Design Activity, 2008) this one offers a synthetic, deeper insight into a set of descriptor concepts of the activity of engineering design. It consists of a limited number of definitions and hypotheses along with the corollaries derived from them. Engineering design is presented as a highly cognitive activity which requires to apply logic-based reasoning so as to build up a coherent, justified set of proposals on a technical object/product/system. It necessitates that a well-defined frame should be set up for the assessment of the system. It demands that consequences resulting from the choice of descriptor parameters should be identified and taken into account. Those are contingent effects. They account for the fact that engineering design can but exceptionally be regarded as a top-bottom process starting out with need definition and ending up with the proposal of plans of definition. There is a coevolution of the set of parameters and problems, as well as of the assessment. Moreover, engineering design requires to start a metacognitive activity meant to build and lead the activity along the way while taking into account the cognitive limits of the designer and the constraints on the activity. This description is aimed at providing everyone, be they designers, clients, leaders, teachers, students… with a representation of the activity which will enable them to act and interact better.