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design for manufacture
a term from industrial design that emphasizes the importance of making tradeoffs so that designs are actually practical to manufacture at reasonable costs, in a reasonable amount of time, given the resources, personnel, and tools available. User interface designers need to have an understanding of the software development environments that will be used and what their strengths and limitations are. They also need to be sensitive to the workforce and scheduling limitations that the development team must work under.