A Study on Universal Design Product Development Combined with Value Engineering Approach
As the human-centered product design has been emphasized as one of differentiated marketing factors, the products developed with the factors related to human characteristics are on an upward trend. Current development for the human-centered products is based on PPP(Product Performance Program) and UD(Universal Design) cases, but the products often results in being highly expensive so that a few of customers benefit from them. To achieve less expensive UD products, the initial stage of the product development needs to include value engineering (VE) that provides analysis tools for UD functions and their costs. This study presents UD development process integrated with VE.
Daoguo Yang, Tianlong Gu, Huaiying Zhou, Jianmin Zeng and Zhengyi Jiang
S. Park and J. I. Park, "A Study on Universal Design Product Development Combined with Value Engineering Approach", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 201-203, pp. 2927-2930, 2011