Problem Definition Assumptions Biases and Analyzing Key Phrases

Problem Definition Assumptions Biases and Analyzing Key Phrases

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Chapter 7 Problem Defnition
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What I now know. .. What is Engineering Design Steps in the design process Project Project Description Team Formation Team Roles Stages of Team Dynamics Project Management Design Team Calendar Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) Design Structure Matrix/Activity Network Analysis Gantt Chart Responsibility Assignment Matrix Working Agreement
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The First Thing You Must DO Often design project statements are often verbal, and sometimes quite short. These two qualities suggest that the designers ±rst task is to clarify what the client really wants and translate it to a form that is useful to the design engineer When you ±rst form your team… you should do the following Write down a problem statement this should express as speci±cally as possible what the problem is and should include: objectives and goals the current state of affairs and the desired state any constraints placed on the solution of the problem the de±nition of any special technical terms
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Remember from Lecture 2 (Engineering Design): Think of Design as of Problem Solving Methodology 1. DeFne the problem 2. Gather information 3. Concept Generation (Conceptualization) 4. Evaluate alternative solutions and decision making 5. Preliminary design 6. Iterate! Iterate! Iterate! Last. Communication of the results
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Step 1: Defnition oF the Problem A condensed Formal problem statement clearly stating what the design intended to accomplish Most Critical Step Typically requires the smallest amount oF the total time to reach a solution - oFten overlooked The Final design can diFFer greatly depending upon how the problem is deFined…. An ill-deFined problem will make it impossible to obtain the optimal solution
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Why is a Problem Statement Important? The ability to state key problems is an
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