2.009 Product Engineering Processes

Lab Notes List

Lab notes outlining recommended lab activities will be posted at least two weeks prior to a given lab. However, they may have minor adjustments during the week of lab (usually after the course staff meeting on Tuesdays) to reflect more current information about project needs.

At the start of the course the lab notes are detailed but, as your team develops and projects become more individual, the notes become general guidelines for what-needs-to-happen-when.

The timing of labs in relation to both lecture and milestone activities is mapped in the overall course and lab schedule.

lab #1

week of September 11
Electing officers and ideation
lab #2
week of September 18
Exploring ideas and preparation for the 3 ideas presentation
lab #3 week of September 25
From opportunity area to product concepts
lab #4 week of October 2
Preparing for the sketch model review
lab #5 week of October 9
Identifying and resolving key risks
lab #6 week of October 16
Preparing for the mockup review
lab #7 week of October 23
Making the decision!
lab #8 week of October 30
Clarifying the system vision
, design details, and assembly review
lab #9 week of November 6
Resolving design details and prototyping
lab #10 week of November 12
Technical review and planning the rebuild

lab #11 week of November 19
Design Review, planning the rebuild and presentation designing
Teams should meet to keep things moving, but labs are optional this week.
lab #12 week of November 26
Rebuilding, and presentation design
lab #13 week of December 3
The final push
lab #14 week of December 10
Final presentation, and it's a wrap!