Darryl Seland

Darryl Seland is the Editor-in-Chief of Vision & Sensors, NDT and Quality magazine. He can be reached at selandd@bnpmedia.com.

ARTICLES

Good Morning, Gil

I said, Good Morning, Gil

It seems that even a cursory browsing of a subject on a search engine will unearth the easy “steps” for accomplishing something.


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Satisfaction

Quality Pros get it

Mick Jagger sings that he “can’t get no satisfaction.” Double negatives aside, perhaps Mick should have worked in the quality field.


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Good. Fast. Cheap.

Choose two.

Good. Fast. Cheap. Choose two. As introduced by Long Phan in his feature this month, this well-known adage is referred to as The Designer’s Triangle.


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The Vitruvian Man

The human factor

It’s been said that the human body is a marvel, the greatest machine ever designed. It’s not hard to find confirmation of that statement in the other machines man has designed and built.


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Shutting Down the Shutdown

What our politicians could learn from the quality industry.
As I write this, it is day 10—day 10 of a government shutdown in the United States.
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Editorial: The Cyclical Quality Industry

Bringing things back around.

This month’s Quality delves into the idea of things coming back around, but it is by no means innocuous. Reshoring, or insourcing, is a hot topic of conversation amongst companies that continue to strive to bring themselves closer to their customers.


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From the Editor: Connections

The go-between for people and machine.

Connections. Making them is a part of our work and personal lives.


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Responsibility

Who is to blame?

There is an interesting exercise you might come across if you ever happen to find yourself engaged in an ethical debate over responsibility or blame.


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Complement

Quality is the pure definition of the word.

 To complement something is to make it complete; to make it perfect. 


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Someone Else’s Shoes

Put them on and run toward quality

Put yourself in someone else’s shoes. It’s a great way to describe empathy, a subject I have talked about in other columns. But the phrase is also a great way to describe one important aspect of what designers and engineers do with every project, especially quality engineers—environment stress testing and screening.


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Multimedia

Videos

Podcasts

 In honor of World Quality Month, we spoke to James Rooney, ASQ Past Chairman of the Board of Directors 2013, for his take on quality around the world.
For more information, read the ASQ Speaking of Quality column.
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