Lecture 9 - http/skyscraperpage.com In engineering we're...

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In engineering, we’re part of a larger global community… It’s helpful to know what’s happening out there Freedom Tower Empire State WTC Tower Two Libeskind Tower Three Libeskind Tower Four New York has more skyscrapers than anywhere in the world (961) http://skyscraperpage.com Burj Dubai UAE Guangzhou Tower CN Busan Lotte. S KR Shanghai World Financial Cntr CN Abraj Al Bait Towers Saudi Arabia http://skyscraperpage.com Some of the newest construction is happening outside the US…
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http://skyscraperpage.com Burj Dubai (architect firm Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill, based in Chicago, and which will also design the NYC Freedom Tower ) T he Real World 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 10 Exercise ± In groups of three or four, identify a man- made object that does not fall into any of these three categories… – Are systems, or… – Are the result of systems, or… – Are parts of systems… Preview ± Introduction ± The need to “see”… ± The role of systems in “seeing” ± A Cautionary Tale of Success ± Conclusions The real world is one in which systems rule… How Makers Think… ± MPS-6 ± Focus on “Defining Stated Problem” Engage Define Stated Problem Create Internal Idea of Problem Plan a Solution Carry Out The Plan Evaluate Look Back Defining the stated problem ± In the real world, problems are not so obvious ± Engineering is more than open-ended problem solving – Part of leadership is the ability to articulate “problems” (opportunities, conundrums, challenges, contests, etc.) so that others can “follow” and solve them – In this class, we allow you to exercise this task through the Project portion of this course • In other words, you and your team not only get to solve a problem worth a good fraction of your grade, but you also get to define the problem • Assignment I-1 is the gateway to the Project (I and II)
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Defining the stated problem ± The essence of finding a good “problem” in engineering is often intertwined deeply in that which
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course ENGR 100 taught by Professor Winarsky/hildinger during the Winter '07 term at University of Michigan.

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