Monthly Archives: August 2013

Functional Analysis for Product Dissection

In this research paper (see at https://engineering.purdue.edu/cdesign/wp/?p=1748), we investigated which functional decomposition methods work best for developing an understanding of a product’s functions (i.e. which method best helps you figure out how something works?)  We evaluated a two formal methods, as taught in design textbooks, and the informal method of simply naming what comes to […]