A focus group usually consists of groups of 5-7 people that are surveyed. The data collected from a focus group should be considered:
Which of the following must be clearly defined?
The class races their electric cars that they built. A tape measure is glued to the floor between the lanes. Ali videotapes the races. Whitney looked at the videos and recorded the position, by the tape, of each car in each frame, so she could plot their speed on a graph. What program should she use to record the data?
An engineer designing a laptop is told the device should be convenient to carry. This is likely to affect the design process, creating constraints on:
Size and Weight
A technology club completed an entry for the video promotional competition, and is required to present it to the judges to explain the process used to create it. Which design process step will the club complete?
Communicate the Results
The purpose of a case study when conducting problem-solving research is to:
assess the current understanding of a problem.
High school students are developing a Technology Education website to educate the local community about the school's Engineering Design program. Which question is most likely to be asked in the problem analysis phase of the engineering design process?
What does the community need to know about the program?
The advancement of scientific knowledge is promoted by using:
the tools of technology and engineering.
A design team is making a new container for milk, and the customer needs the container to be 9" tall exactly. The size specification is considered a:
The criteria and constraints of a product or system and the determination of how they affect the final design and development are called:
When looking at the front view of a visual object in an orthographic drawing, the missing dimension from the view would be the:
A wise designer should realize:
it is inappropriate to address some design problems
Which type of design project would testing a design using computer-based simulation be required?
Identifying both desired elements and limitations of a product or system is called:
The requirements for a product to function efficiently is called:
A new office building has been planned and will be built in sunny, Phoenix, AZ. The roof will have a three foot overhang and the exterior walls will be constructed using twelve inch adobe brick. The design features of this building have been established based on:
Three-dimensional models are typically used for:
simulating and testing design ideas
If a product does not meet the established criteria during production, issues related to its:
quality control must be investigated
. A newly constructed bridge was inspected to evaluate the load capacity of the bridge. During the inspection, fatigue cracks and stress fractures were discovered on the deck and supports. After reviewing the original plans, it was discovered the bridge was not built to original specifications (requirements). What did the engineers most likely ignore when designing the bridge?
Criteria and Constraints
A linear (straight forward) approach to develop a product will predict which of the following outcomes?
Each phase is addressed independently, one step at a time.
The productivity of a design may be established by testing a:
When solving design problems it is important to clearly understand the problem. To accomplish this it is important to:
Define the Problem
Before a design solution can be refined, it should first be:
Shirley and Bob are testing three mathematical models to see which one is best for modeling the power consumption of their school. They should determine which model is best by choosing the one that:
most closely matches the current power consumption.
Dr. Sandy, an engineer at Handy and Associates, is working on a project. To communicate procedures, flow charts, drawings, graphics, symbols, spreadsheets, graphs, time charts, and webpages will be included in her:
Engineering Design Journal
A group of students are developing ideas for a new video game console system. At which point in the design process should they discuss regarding each design before making a prototype?
Selecting the Best Solution
The general requirements and limitations that are incorporated into the design of a structure are known as:
Criteria and Constraints
A problem-solving process that is used to generate ideas, model, test, and communicate new products and processes is called a:
Engineering Design Process
When refining a design, which method would yield information to improve the efficiency of the design?
Which design constraints are likely to compete with each other when designing a fuel cell for a rocket?
Weight and power output
The process used to make a design or system as effective or efficient as possible.
There are many scientific concepts that are used by engineers and designers. Which of the following would NOT be one of these concepts?
Colors that Match Green
When testing electric motors, students discovered that when the input power increased, the speed of the motor shafts (rpm) increased. Which graphical representations would best enable the students to systematically examine this relationship?
Which step of the engineering design process would use a graph to communicate the results?
Evaluating the Design
When designing a roof for a greenhouse a variety of angles must be measured and cut accurately. What tool should be used to measure the angles?
Which activity occurs first in the design process?
Researching similar products
A working model used to test a design during development is called a:
Many airplanes are constructed largely out of aluminum even though steel is a stronger material. This is an example of:
optimizing design trade-offs.
A design challenge is given that says, "create a bird house, but do not let it cost more than $20.00 in materials". The cost of the birdhouse would be considered a:
Considering the given criteria and constraints, competing factors that will jeopardize the product's efficiency will require a:
A speed boat is not permitted to go faster than 100 knots in a lake. Therefore, the company decides to redesign the throttle so it can only go 95 knots. This would be an example of a:
The engineering design process is a series of steps that are:
While testing a prototype of a wheelchair lift, Tonya discovers a performance error before it swings the wheelchair inside the door. What is her next step to solve the problem?
Modify the Prototype
When making a design proposal it is critical to explain all of the following EXCEPT:
Original Brainstorming List
A design team finally developed a new product that will have significant impacts on the safety of space travel. The best way for them to communicate their findings is to:
write an article for a "science" journal.
Designing a vehicle within its given budget, the design team eliminated several features based on the original design. What is the relationship between criteria and constraints?
What is the best choice for communicating information about the design process that will be used to develop a plan for a new mass transit system?
A flow chart showing steps in coming up with the plan
What is the last step in the design process?
Presenting the solution
If Fred were to design a new type of cell phone and he builds a replica of what the case would look like, he would be constructing a(n):
What type of conceptual drawing would best illustrate how to put an entertainment center together?
Which step in the design process utilizes information gathered during the testing of products to present findings to stakeholders?
Communicating the results
The process used to maximize the function, market appeal, and safety of a new technology is referred to as:
The exchange of information in visual form, such as words, drawings, photographs, or a combination of these is:
Part of the design process is to select an approach to use when choosing a final product to produce. Which approach is LEAST important to make a reliable decision?