Design for method study—work measurement: Do we need it?

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DFX is a methodology for the definition and implementation of range of insights and demands which allow the development of an optimal and mature product in the aspects of reliability, manufacturing, assembly, service, transportation, usability, ergonomics, environment and more. It has been rightly argued that introduction of the DFX principles at the early stages would enable the designer to take into account the different ‘X contexts’ that would impact in his/her design. In this context Design for Method Study—Work Measurement is a suitable DFX method for design choice in high volume low value products. Use of PMTS to determine the assembling time and use of the time for design choice is proposed in this paper. The method is illustrated with two designs of the three pin plug.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICoRD 2015 - Research into Design Across Boundaries - Creativity, Sustainability, DfX, Enabling Technologies, Management and Applications
EditorsAmaresh Chakrabarti
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)9788132222286
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event5th International Conference on Research into Design, ICoRD 2015 - Bangalore, India
Duration: Jan 7 2015Jan 9 2015

Publication series

NameSmart Innovation, Systems and Technologies
ISSN (Print)2190-3018
ISSN (Electronic)2190-3026


Other5th International Conference on Research into Design, ICoRD 2015


  • Assembling time estimation
  • Method study
  • PMTS

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Decision Sciences
  • General Computer Science


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