By Michael F. Ashby, Kara Johnson
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Increased market share relies on creating demand among new social groups (children, athletes, travellers…) and in new models that differ in their visual, tactile attributes and other associations: Snoopy hair dryers for children; miniature sports/travel dryers weighing much less than expected. In each case, materials and design are used to enable technological advances and capture the consumer’s attention, and increase market share. Materials and Society Baby Buggies The British company Silver Cross has been making baby buggies – well, no, perambulators – since 1877.
Products fail in service, and failures contain information. It is an imprudent manufacturer who does not collect and analyze data on failures. Often this points to the misuse of a material, one which redesign or re-selection can eliminate. There is much to be said for this structured model of design. Its formality Initial Bubble Final Bubble appeals to technical designers, trained in systematic methods for tackling problems of stress analysis or heat ﬂow. But the degree of interdependence in design far exceeds that in stress analysis, so that design requires additional skills, more nearly like those of the experienced lawyer or politician – practiced in assembling and rearranging facts and in judging similarities, differences, probabilities and implications.
2. “I don’t design clothes, I design dreams” – Ralph Lauren, NY Times, 19 April 1986. 29 Chapter 3 · Design and Designing Ways of Thinking Technical design relies on deductive reasoning – thinking based on logic and analysis. Deductive reasoning, applied to the selection of materials, is described more fully in Chapter 7. It lends itself to formulation as a set of steps, often involving mathematical analysis. Industrial design, by contrast, relies on inductive reasoning – synthesis, drawing on previous experience.