Product axioms (May 1998) Jože Duhovnik
- A product represents a technical and cultural value.
- A product is a material solution to a process deficiency that has been identified as an idea
helpful to man.
- A product finds its origins in nature, is adapted for its function, and is eventually returned
to its natural elements or parts.
- Each environment in the universe has its respective products.
- Each product is designed with its anticipated users in mind.
- A product with no user is not a product, but simply a creation consisting of materials and
- Products which are unsuitable in a particular milieu (incompatible with their environment)
can be kept e.g. in museums as examples of technical and cultural value (specimens).
- Products which are incompatible with their milieu and are not kept as specimens should be
returned to nature.
- Products enable the evaluation of technology, manufacturing and business.
These axioms enable the recognition of a product's value in human development and a product's
status with respect to its time of creation, use and setting in history. Therefore, when a product
is created, its quality has to be established through compliance with the above axioms.
Prof. Dr. Jože Duhovnik
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