TURIN — Ford Motor Co. is proud that its new Mondeo took just 24-months from styling freeze to Job One, and rightly so. Officially, computers are credited with taking a staggering 13 months out of the development process. But that diverts attention from the real story. In reality, the Mondeo was designed twice, by two different sets of designers. Computers aside, it's a story of how senior design management took off its Armani jackets, picked up the crayons and sweated like never before to ...
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