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1 Why Study the Design Process? 2 Describing Mechanical Design Problems and Processes 3 Designers and Design Teams 4 The Design Process 5 Planning for the Design Process 6 Understanding the Problem and the Development of Engineering Specifications 7 Concept Generation 8 Concept Evaluation 9 The Product Design Phase 10 Product Generation 11 Product Evaluation for Function and Performance 12 Product Evaluation for Cost, Value, Manufacturability, Ease of Assembly, and Other Measures 13 Launching the Product Appendixes A: Properties of 25 Materials B: Normal Probability C: The Factor of Safety as a Design Variable D: Human Factors in Design