Domino’s Pizza – An Engineering-Design Process

Domino Pizza is an American multinational pizza restaurant chain founded by Tom Monaghan in 1960 as a college dropout. Today it operates 22,000 locations worldwide and offers pizzas, breads, side dishes and beverages from their international menu – as well as pasta dishes, oven-baked sandwiches and fried chicken offerings at certain locations – catering to various cultures and geographic preferences; for instance in India they do not serve products containing beef due to Hindu beliefs regarding cows being sacred animals.

The company boasts a strong leadership structure and is dedicated to continual improvement and growth, as evidenced by CEO Don Meij appearing on multiple episodes of Undercover Boss television show where he analyzes employee work patterns and recommends improvements for improvement. Their corporate culture emphasizes teamwork, communication and accountability while employees are encouraged to take risks and develop innovative ideas – receiving generous bonuses if these ideas are successfully implemented.

Although domino has been around since antiquity, its widespread adoption only occurred during the late 18th century in Europe. Believed to be an offshoot of ordinary six-sided dice used to play six-sided dice games independently by both Europeans and Chinese inventors independently, domino quickly spread across America and Asia before becoming widely played globally.

Initial dominoes were typically constructed out of ivory or bone; today they’re more commonly made out of polymer. Some sets made with natural materials like silver lip ocean pearl oyster shell (mother of pearl) or dark wood like ebony feature unique appearance and feel weightier than polymer sets – these may also last longer if purchased more expensively than plastic counterparts.

As well as traditional blocking and scoring games, dominoes can also be used to play several other variations with unique rules. One such variation called the Draw Game allows players to draw additional tiles when they cannot go. The winner of this variation is defined by having the lowest total remaining pip count remaining on their tiles.

Hevesh uses her own version of an engineering design process when crafting new domino art installations. She starts by considering the theme or purpose for an installation, brainstorming associated images or words and sketching out an original plan on paper before starting to construct her pieces. Once her blueprint is finalized she begins creating them.

Hevesh conducts rigorous tests of each section of her installations and films them slowly so as to make precise corrections. When everything works perfectly, Hevesh puts together her installations. Starting with large 3-D sections she adds flat arrangements and dominoes that connect all these sections.

Before Hevesh sets about knocking down her creations, she considers the domino effect – how each piece influences one another – and the physics of each domino; each has potential energy that transfers to its neighboring domino, and some kinetic energy transferred along as it falls over. This principle can also apply to story structure; each plot beat must build upon previous ones for maximum impactful storytelling. Whether writing your novel from memory or outlining it carefully, considering each domino effect can help create more captivating stories.