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APS112T: Engineering Strategies & Practice

Where to find design information

You can find design information in the library catalogue or an eBook collection like Knovel. To access online resources, sign in with your UTORid.

You can use the keywords below as search terms.

In the library catalouge, it can be helpful to limit your search to keywords as "subject". You can also filter your results. For example, you may want to filter for only items that are "Online".

Design for Sustainability

To find information about designing for sustainablity, try a search using terms such as:

  • sustainable development
  • sustainable buildings
  • sustainable architecture
  • sustainable design
  • city planning environmental aspects
  • green products
  • industrial design environmental aspects

If you are looking at a particular aspect of sustainability, or sustainability related to a particular process/product, you should also include keywords that cover those concepts, e.g. water sustainability

Design for Accessibility

To find information about designing for accessibility, try a search using terms such as:

  • barrier free design
  • universal design
  • accessible design
  • accessibility
  • inclusive design
  • architecture and the physically handicapped
  • self-help devices for people with disabilities

Design for Usability

To find information about designing for usability, try a search using terms such as:

  • usability engineering
  • inclusive design
  • human engineering
  • human-centred engineering
  • accessible design
  • anthropometry
  • biomechanics and human engineering

 

Design for Human Factors and Ergonomics

To find information about designing for human factors, try a search using terms such as:

  • human engineering
  • ergonomics
  • human factors

 

Design for Manufacturability

To find information about designing for accessibility, try a search using terms such as:

  • design for manufacturability
  • manufacturing
  • production engineering
  • production planning
  • manufacturing process - cost effectiveness
  • manufacturing process - quality control

 

Design for Reliability

To find information about designing for accessibility, try a search using terms such as:

  • design for reliability
  • reliability (engineering)
  • maintainability (engineering)
  • engineering design

Design for Safety