Design for X is a term used to describe a design methodology that is focused on a singular design attribute, X. Common examples include usability, reliability, assembly and maintainability. A DfX methodology will typically provide
1.A set of guidelines for recommended design practices
2.Tools / approaches / methods to assist in the design process at various stages of the system life-cycle
3.Metrics to evaluate a design and/or constrain the functional analysis and allocation process.
You are required to write a report that critically reviews a DfX methodology of your choosing. The review is to address the 3 components detailed above.
This is to be a general review - there is no requirement for it to be grounded in your case study from previous assignments. DfX is covered in Weeks 9-11.
If you so choose, you can base your review on one of the methodologies covered in the lectures. However, you will need to augment the lecture content with additional source material. You will also need to structure your review so that the 3 components detailed above are explicitly addressed.