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Unformatted text preview: • Addresses some issues • Provides a place to start Three Key Ideas (Koen’s Definition) Engineering Design provides strategy for: • The Best Change • In Poorly Understood / Uncertain Situation • With Available Resources Considering the Definition Strategy provides the “best change ” • In who’s opinion? Using what parameters? • Is new better than old? “poorly understood or uncertain situation” • Always more than one side to consider… Quickly consider the sides to the example: • “We need to drain the swamp…” Example: “We need to drain the swamp…” Why? • mosquitoes • recover non-productive land • need housing space But… • Ecological balance • Impact on subsoil • Feed source for aquifer • Carbon sink and oxygen source...
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- Fall '13
- Uncertain situation, Dr. B.V. Koen