Week 14 – Capstone design: Documentation
- Identify real-world problems that need to be solved using technological and engineering design.
- Conduct design research to inform inventions and innovations that address specific needs and wants.
- Develop a plan that incorporates knowledge from science, mathematics, and other disciplines to design or improve a technological product or system.
- Use conceptual, graphical, virtual, mathematical, and physical modeling to demonstrate the design solution.
- Develop design solutions using advanced technological tools to solve the identified problem.
- Apply a broad range of making skills to their design process (not implemented)
- Assess design solutions using design criteria and constraints.
- Document the engineering design process using an online portfolio platform and share the final design to the public.
Thinking about Engineering Design
- What is Engineering?
- Koen (2003) mentioned the characteristics of engineering that include change, resource, best, and uncertainty. What kinds of characteristics have you experienced during your project?
- Bucciarelli (2003) described engineering design is a social process. Did you find this feature?
- Petrosky (2006) mentioned failure is a nature of engineering. Do you agree to this?
- Position to Engineering
- Engineering Design Process
- Conceptual Design (Clarkson & Eckert, 2004, p. 5)
- Interactive Engineering Design Process (Cross, 2008)
- Engineering Design as a Mental Process (Benami & Jin, 2002, p. 5)
- Engineering Design in the Technology Classroom
- What are the first thoughts about this overall project?
- What did I learn?
- Were my milestones and goals mostly met, and how much did I deviate from them if any?
- What were some of my most challenging moments and what made them so?
- How well did I and my team communicate overall?
- How well did I and my team collaborate overall?
- What would I do differently if I were to approach the same problem again?
- What moments was I most proud of my efforts?
- How can I better support and encourage my teammates on future projects?
- How will I use what I’ve learned in the future?
Project Content for the final project
- Do not need to include all chapters, but recommended
- EDU 4480 Capstone Project Table of Content
- Cover Page: Title, Team members and number, Course Name, Date
- Table of Contents
- Problem Formulation
- Impact of the Project
- Design Strategy (Include options considered, ones selected, and alternatives for risk reduction)
- Division of tasks among team members
- Timeline showing dependencies and major testable milestones
- Cost (Show total cost and cost to project in separate columns if different, eg. because of borrowed or donated items)
- Your reflection (Individual)
- Appendices (eg. catalog copies, spec sheets, etc.)
Student Evaluation of Teaching
- Emails will be sent from Scantron to student’s campus email address.
- Emails will be sent from:
- i. Sender Name: NYC College of Technology Course Evaluations
- ii. Address: SPSSurveys@scantron.com
- Evaluate your group members. If you have three members, you need two evaluations.
- Link: https://forms.gle/nhRdKUDgPynFYWjQ7
- Topic: Capstone design 5
- In-class: Develop the selected solution
- Project Final due Dec 7 11 pm
- Individual submission.
- Solution model & demonstration.
- Presentation PPTs (extended due at 5 pm on Dec 14)
- Project document. Download from your Google doc and convert into the MS-Word format.
- Submit through Blackboard – Principles of Engineering – Assignment – Final Project.
- After submitting, you should upload your project document to your Open Portfolio.