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Unformatted text preview: MIT OpenCourseWare http://ocw.mit.edu 2.007 Design and Manufacturing I Spring 2009 For information about citing these materials or our Terms of Use, visit: http://ocw.mit.edu/terms . 2.007 Design and Manufacturing I Course Introduction Presented by Dan Frey on 3 FEB 2009 Todays Agenda What is this course about? Who are the instructors? Course structure, expectations, policy, etc. A short overview of the kit Description of the first milestone Introduce this years contest and new special sections Engineering design is a systematic process in which designers generate, evaluate, and specify devices, systems, or processes whose form and function achieve objectives while satisfying constraints. Dym, C. L., A. M. Agogino, O. Eris, D. D. Frey, and L. J. Leifer, 2005, Engineering Design Thinking, Teaching, and Learning, ASEE Journal of Engineering Education 94 (1):103-120. The knowledge of technical systems or analysis is not sufficient to understand the thought processes that lead to successful synthesis or design. "The way we think, a bone is a link; a joint is a bearing; a muscle is an actuator; ligaments and tissues are springs" "Superb preparation in good, practical arts -- foundry, forge and machine shop." - Robert Mann Informed creative thinking.- Woodie Flowers "If you understand people's values better, you can create better products and services for them. That's the future of design." - Harry West Design is a passionate process.- Alex Slocum Mechanical Design Images from Wikimedia Commons, http://commons.wikimedia.org , and PD Photo, http://pdphoto.org Courtesy of TRS Inc. Used with permission. Introductions This is your brain. This is your brain on design! The mind is a system of organs of computation, designed by natural selection to solve the kinds of problems our ancestors faced Steven Pinker Image courtesy of Camazine on Wikimedia Commons. (pre) History of Engineering Design Stone tools >>1,000,000 BC Spears circa 400,000 BC Sewing circa 23,000 BC Fire >500,000 BC Copper circa 6,000 BC Spear thrower 14,000 BC Domestication of sheep 9,000 BC Permanent settlement and irrigation 7,000 BC Division of labor 5,000 BC Images from Wikimedia Commons, http://commons.wikimedia.org Three Brains in One Reptilian Complex digestion, reproduction, circulation, breathing, "fight or flight" response Limbic System houses primary centers of emotion hippocampus -- important aspects of long term memory Neocortex processing senses logic language motor control Cerebrum (Neo cortex or new brain) Limbic system (Mammalian or mid brain) Reptilian complex (Old brain) Brain stem Cerebellum Corpus callosum Figure by MIT OpenCourseWare. Neocortex...
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