The success of a product deployed in a built environment depends on many factors such as cost, reliability and others related to market and business. The immersion in Design for excellence (Df?X) will hope to an active synthesis of Design for Manufacturing (DfM), Design for Assembly (DfA), combined with Design for Quality (DfQ), Design for Safety (DfS), Design for Environment (DfE) and others.
The studio was conducted in two phases. The phase one was to analyse an existing product with identified complexity which may include electromechanical components to determine the Df?X metrics and document the process in detail. The second project was to determine the Df?X strategies for producing a product identified from published information. Towards the end, students demonstrated an understanding of using the tools and techniques of how products are made and the economics involved in the producibility of a product proposal.