Report of the preparatory mission for the establishment of the centre : (May - September 1978)
Author(s)/Corporate Author (s)United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa;
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The focus of the project document which spells out the original ideas for the Regional Centre discussed in this report was on the design and construction of machine parts, components, tools and entire machines. The intention expressed in the document relates to the conceptual and functional design of such products. Within industry, this type of activity is described as Engineering Design. In industry, the usage of the phrase Industrial Design has emerged as denoting the determination of the aesthetic and sometimes the ergonomic aspects of the design of a machine or product, and hence refers to a facet only of the total design process of such a machine or product.