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Birchall, James Henry
Languages: English
Types: Doctoral thesis
This thesis concerns visual assessment methods that occur in the dealings of the Consultant Industrial Designer with his industrial clients. The present situation of Industrial Design consultancy in the United Kingdom is outlined in the introduction. This is followed by information on visual assessments. This information is presented from field data in the form of case studies from the personal files of the author. There are twenty case studies from six different companies, all trading in electronic goods. There are thirteen case studies of engineering goods, and seven case studies of consumer goods. In all case studies presented, the author was the principal Industrial Designer involved. In the reporting of the case studies all occasions of visual assessment are prominently noted. Supplementary information is presented from desk data in the form of published works. This data is classified into subjects on designers, the design process and techniques of visualisation, presentation and assessment. This information is analysed into the main constituents that contribute to the visual assessment methods, organised into a simple form and summarised. This summary is then synthesised into a number of models that describe the contributing constituents of visual assessment. The conclusions are presented as a series of models that describe the visual assessment methods under consideration. In the appendices are listed the formal academic submissions that supplement this thesis (Figs. 1 and 2).
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    • 7.1 Company A Product Freezers 18
    • 7~2 Company A : Product Blenders 23
    • 7'.3 Company A : Product TVs 27
    • 7'''.4 Company B Product Modular Amplifier 3'2
    • 7 ~ 5' Company C Product High Frequency
    • Amplifier 40
    • 7.6 Company C Product Linesmans Box 112
    • 7.7 Company D Product ,Powersupply 44
    • 7.8 Company C Product Temperature Controller 49 :" ,..I, • 9 Company E 'Product LEDs/Numerics 52
    • 7.10 Company E Product Loudspeaker 56
    • 7.11 CompaIJY A Product Grill 58
    • 7.12 Company D Product Hul ti Meter 61
    • 7.13 Company F Product Ferrodot 10x7/A 64
    • 7.14 Company C Product PCM Regenerator,Unit 71
    • 7.15 Cmilpany A Product Radios 78
    • 7 .• 16 COI!'~ilany A : Product Unit Audios 85'
    • ,7.17 Company A :~ Product Loudspea.¥,.ers 92
    • 7".18 Company D :, Product Bench POl'ler Supply 96,
    • 7.19 'Company C Product Dat~! i1oJ.em 118
    • 7.20 Company E : Product LEDs/Alpha Numerics 120
    • 1. Industrial Design of Public Address Equipment,'
    • p p. 5 - 11, August 1973, Public Address, Institution of
    • Public Address Engineers Ltd., LOlillon. 2. Industrial Designers - who and what we are, ,- ":,-.;"" .', ',~, .;'p': p. 22 - 27, September/October 1973., Engineering
    • Designer, lED London. 3. Colour for Engineering Designers,
    • p p. 9 - 14, 5 - 1974, Engineering Designer, lED London. 12.4.5 Reports Issued 1. Middlesex Polytechnic, A report on Design in the '
    • Middlesex Plytechnic 1972/73, Middlesex Polytechnic,
    • 1973. 2. Design of a control panel for a Marine Survival Radio,
    • Engineering Design He.thods, Middlesex Polytechnic, 1973. 12.4.6 Design Registrations
    • the course of the case studies. 1. On behalf of the client, by Birchall, .Baron & Jackson,
    • for a type font (USA' Pat. Office), Case Study No 13. 2. On behalf of the client, by J Birchall, for a bench power supply unit, Case Study No 18 •
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