Articles by Darryl Seland

From the Editor

Good. Fast. Cheap.

Choose two.
April 1, 2014

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
December 4, 2013

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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From the Editor

Shutting Down the Shutdown

What our politicians could learn from the quality industry.
November 6, 2013
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.
October 4, 2013

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.
September 6, 2013

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


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From the Editor

Responsibility

Who is to blame?
August 1, 2013

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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From the Editor

Complement

Quality is the pure definition of the word.
July 1, 2013

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


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From the Editor

Someone Else’s Shoes

Put them on and run toward quality
June 4, 2013

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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From the Editor

Control

The key to improving processes and getting certified.
May 10, 2013

The official definition of the word “control” is: to exercise authoritative or dominating influence over; or to adjust to a requirement.


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Equipment Budgets

The Budget Process Revealed

December 5, 2012

Quality sat down with industry professionals to unlock the keys to effective budgeting.


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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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