Lecture 3 - Types of Engineering Design • Recap & innovation • Types of design • Design versus analysis • The design process cost/quality
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Types of Engineering Design
Recap & innovation
Types of design
Design versus analysis
The design process cost/quality
Where will tomorrow innovations come from?
What about creativity?
The inventor s of lasers did not imagine fibre optic communications
The inventors of the internet did not imagine Google or the web
What are the potential applications of quantum dots?
o Biomedical applications
Can find new solutions to old problems
Techniques to promote creative thinking part of design process
6 aerospace engineers without previous experience designed a new rocket engine
o Cost 50% less
o Had 90% fewer parts
o Very high quality
o Was completed under budget and under schedule
Creativity in Eng Design
Proposing unique, innovative, practical solutions to engineering problems
Factors limiting creativity
Jumping right to "the answer"
"it's a dumb idea"
Assuming solution as a part of problem definition
180 degree thinking