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ENGR 195 – Transforming Ideas to Innovation I Prof. Ruth Streveler Tuesday, September 1, 2009
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Overview Last week Introduction Teams, teams, teams, problem formulation, use of these rooms and the electronic resources for the course This week Information literacy Form your teams, introduce first project
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Sign-up for out-of-class events Required out-of-class meetings: Diversity presentation (mentioned in class on the first day), choose Sept 9 OR 22 three Engineering-Your-Major (EYM) presentations by the Purdue Engineering Student Council (PESC) (from many dates) Electronic registration system is open now – see details in Blackboard – EYM sign-up is staggered to be fair
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Where we left off on Thursday
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Grocery Lines A grocery story is losing customers because they have become annoyed at how long it takes to check out. There is not space in the store to add more check out lanes, but something must be done. You are hired as a consultant to help the company. This is your first consulting job and you want to establish a reputation as an effective and creative problem solver. What solutions would you suggest? What problem definitions do your solutions imply?
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What problem am I trying to solve? How can the checkout be more efficient? self-checkout, express lane, baggers, cashier / bagger training How do we make lines less annoying to people? entertainment in line How can we avoid store overcrowding? extend hours, lure customers to less busy times, add another store How can we eliminate the need for checkout? computerized inventory
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Learning Objectives for Today At the end of the class period, you will be able to: Discuss three considerations for gathering information List and apply three criteria for evaluating the trustworthiness of information resources List and gather necessary elements of a citation
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Technology break Get our computers Blackboard review Email etiquette review
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