EDP: Engineering Design Process
Overview of basic terminology associated with the Engineering Design Process.
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The final step of the EDP. Publish, speak, write, report your results and conclusion.
to generate as many ideas as possible without judgment
The first attempt to fulfill a need or solve a problem.
to make changes to a prototype or design in an attempt to improve it.
a new, improved version of a previous prototype or version.
synonym for iteration; a new, improved iteration of a previous model or prototype.
The first step of the Engineering Design Process. Recognize the need to invent something new or improve an existing design or product.
To work together toward a common goal.
A limit or restriction placed upon a design process.
A proven orderly method for solving a problem or addressing a need.
Thinking about thinking. The ability to evaluate a task in order to decide how best to accomplish it, and then to monitor and adjust one's performance on that task. Mindfulness. In the moment.
Paying attention to what is happening, while it is happening and making intentional adjustments to improve results. Another way of thinking about metacognition.
To think back on something that has happened, analyzing outcomes and potential causes. May or may not lead to future action.
Make specific plans for a prototype in an effort to solve a problem. Drawings, sketches, measurements, pictures, research, technology may all be part of this.
Response to testing a design prototype. Should be specific and detailed to improve a design.
Writing about a specialized, technical topic, using appropriate phrases and vocabulary to best communicate and demonstrate knowledge.
Engineering Design Process
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