MAE451-Syllabus-CLB_1 - MAE451: Design Process and Methods...

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MAE451: Design Process and Methods C. L. Bloebaum Syllabus Fall 2006 Instructor Dr. Christina L. Bloebaum 1013 Furnas Hall 645-2593 x2231 (Put MAE 451 in Subject Header) Office Hours C. L. Bloebaum, 1013 Furnas Hall, Mon. 11-12; Tues. 10-11; Thurs. 10-11 Teaching Assistants and TA Office Hours Edward DeMauro (, 311 Jarvis (Design Library), Tues. 11-12; Thurs. 11-12 Zhendan Xue (, 311 Jarvis (Design Library), Wed. 10-11 Text Required - DiSC Classic Personal Profile System , (~$12). This is a booklet in the bookstore that will be used in the Saturday Teaming session of the course Operation Teamwork). Follow the instructions inserted in the booklet. The scored booklet with your name on it must be brought to the teaming session on Saturday, October 7 th (counted as part of the teaming homework assignment). - No textbook is required. There will be multiple handouts and notes posted on Blackboard that will be used to complement the lectures. Reference Texts - Ullman, D., 1992, The Mechanical Design Process , 2 nd Edition, McGraw-Hill, New York, NY. - Kelley, T., 2001, The Art of Innovation: Lessons in Creativity from Ideo, America's Leading Design Firm , Doubleday. - Cagan, J. and Vogel, C., 2002, Creating Breakthrough Products , Prentice-Hall, Upper Saddle River, NJ. - Ertas, A. and Jones, J, 1996, The Engineering Design Process , John Wiley and Sons, New York, NY. Course Objectives This course will provide an opportunity for you to explore design processes and different design methods. Design is synthesis , while most of your engineering courses have been limited to analysis . After successfully completing this course, you should be able to formulate a product design problem (i.e., know how to start when given an open problem), generate alternative solutions to the problem, and identify the relevant tools to help make the design process more efficient. Specifically, I plan on providing the opportunity for you to learn how to negotiate solutions to open problems. Open problems are characterized as those for which there may be multiple solutions or for which no solution may exist; to work in teams, understand and deal with interpersonal relationships and communicate at personal and technical levels; to learn how to evaluate design alternatives and make rational and effective decisions about product design and development; to learn criteria and characteristics of good designs and reasons and mistakes behind bad designs; to become better decision makers as product designers, design engineers, or manufacturing engineers; to be able to handle ethical issues, information property issues, and to understand the usefulness of
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MAE451-Syllabus-CLB_1 - MAE451: Design Process and Methods...

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