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9/9/11 1 Engineering Design Engineering 100:800 Lorelle Meadows What is Engineering? } The profession in which a knowledge of the mathematical and natural sciences gained by study, experience, and practice is applied with judgment to develop ways to utilize, economically, the materials and forces of nature for the benefit of mankind. ABET What is design? DESIGN IS NOT AESTHETIC DESIGN IS NOT AN EVENT DESIGN IS NOT A PRODUCT
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9/9/11 2 DESIGN IS NOT AN EXPERIENCE Engineering Design Method Holtzapple and Reese, 2003 10-step Engineering Design Process Eide, Jenison, Mashaw and Northrop, 2002 Five Stage Model of Design Process
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9/9/11 3 Real Design Scenario } http://www.arc-competition.com/video.php Characteristics of the Design Process } Empathy for the users Client User Designer Characteristics of the Design Process } Empathy for the users Characteristics of the Design Process } Empathy for the users } Definition of the design challenge http:/ sanjoseabrams.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/deer_crossing.JPG Constraints and Criteria } Constraints – limited by resources } Physical and Practical Limitation } Artificial (Beware) } Criteria for success } Project Goals } Desirable characteristics of solutions } Relative Importance } Used to judge alternative solutions My list… } Creative } Innovative } Smarter } Safe } Low cost or cost-effective } Context-sensitive } Bringing competing values into balance (reconciles conflict) } Sustainable } Using local resources } Low tech } Adaptable } Modular } Inspirational
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9/9/11 4 Characteristics of the Design Process } Empathy for the users } Definition of the design challenge } Creativity and innovation – Ideation (idea generation)
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