Given any of the design methods presented in the course, participant will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the method by:
- Describing the method as a series of instructional steps and draw relationships between the method-specific steps and the general engineering design process.
- Applying the method to an unfamiliar but well-described design task to create a feasible solution.
- Applying the method to a selected case study topic to create multiple feasible solutions.
- Write essays with referenced evidence as required to discuss characteristics of the methods and to compare and contrast different ideation methods.
- Creativity in engineering design
- Ideation’s purpose
- Functional decomposition with function structures
- Morphological charts
- WordTree with WordNet®
- Bio-inspired design
- TRIZ, Theory of Inventive Problem Solving
- Analogical thinking
- Cognitive aspects of ideation
- an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
- an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
- an ability to communicate effectively
- an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice
Additional Course Information
- Two 75 minute lectures per week
Last Updated By
Linda Schmidt, June 2017