Lecture 5 - Making Things Lecture 5 Show and Tell (In the...

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M aking Things Open-Ended Problem Solving I Engineering 100 J. Daida Standard Disclaimer: These lecture notes are provided as a SERVICE to you to help you study for this class. At no time are we obligated to provide notes for every lecture. Understand that these notes are NOT a replacement for either coming to lecture or for the class readings. Indeed, these notes represent only a PARTIAL SET, which means it's up to you to attend class (or to find someone else's notes) to fill in the SUBSTANTIAL fraction of the lecture that has been left out of these notes. Indeed, these notes may represent only a draft and may be based on last term's lectures (which may or may not be repeated in their entirety for this term.) If it turns out that attendance to the class drops below 80%, we reserve the right to reduce the amount of content in these notes. If it turns out that attendance to the class drops below 80%, we also reserve the right to discontinue the distribution of these notes either before or after lecture. Copyright: © 2006, Jason M Daida. All Rights Reserved. Lecture 5 Show and Tell (In the News) ± Return of Stardust Stardust Capsule Return as seen from NASA's DC-8 Airborne Laboratory with a mission to explore the conditions during reentry from the light emitted by the fireball caused when the capsule streaked through the sky. http://stardust.jpl.nasa.gov/photo/er.html Show and Tell (In the News) ± Return of Stardust Show and Tell (In the News) ± Return of Stardust http://stardust.jpl.nasa. gov/photo/er.html Show and Tell (In the News) ± Return of Stardust Stardust Team at JPL celebrating news of safe return http://www.cnn.com/2006/TECH/space/01/15/stardust/ "I don't think you can ignore the Genesis situation. You just have to embrace it and apply the lessons learned from it," said Ed Hirst, mission system manager at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, which is managing the $212 million project. Capsule to Bring Comet Samples to Earth: NASA Capsule Returning First Comet Samples to Earth Expected to Land Early Sunday Preview ± Introduction ± Of Design and Success (What is the nature of design) – Two Examples – Petroski ± Three Small Examples ± Analysis with MPS-6 ± Conclusions What kind of problems do engineers solve and what is involved in that process?
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Background Engineering Design in the Real World What is the nature of design? ± The following two examples were developed at around the same time – Both boast a superior design pedigree with supporting innovations and patents – Both considered highly overpriced – Both considered niche products – Both arguably successful at creating “buzz” before product debut And yet only one achieved iconic stature… What is the nature of design? ± Why do some designs achieve iconic stature?
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