THE ROLE OF A SPECIFICATION IN THE DESIGN PROCESS: A CASE STUDY
The role of design specification in the design process is recognised as significant because it helps design engineers to proceed from the abstract to the concrete solution so as to fulfill the aim of the product. Thus to obtain insight about the role of design specifications during the design process, a case study was carried out in a consultancy company. The interview was chosen as a data collection method and the transcription of the interviews was indexed against a predefined coding scheme. The study found the specification has multiple roles in the product development environment and the company, product and project was very much influencing the development of a specification.