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ME 306: Engineering Design Theory in Practice

Introduction to theories and frameworks underlying engineering design practice. Why do we do the things we do in engineering design thinking? How can we improve performance using design frameworks? Four perspectives on design thinking ¿ design as social activity, cognitive activity, prototyping and learning. Practice of effective team behaviors for concept generation, decision-making, and conflict-handling. C-K Theory and its application to design practice. Media cascade and boundary object frameworks for prototyping. Application of Perception-Action framework and Social Learning Theory. Students engage in multiple projects to apply theories to practical situations.
Terms: Aut, Spr | Units: 3
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