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 be adjusted during the week before a 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 teams develop 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 14
Electing officers and ideation
lab #2
week of September 21
Exploring ideas and preparation for the 3 ideas presentation
lab #3 week of September 28
From opportunity area to product concepts
lab #4 week of October 5
Preparing for the sketch model review
lab #5 week of October 12
Identifying and resolving key risks
lab #6 week of October 19
Preparing for the mockup review
lab #7 week of October 26
Making the decision!
lab #8 week of November 2
Clarifying the system vision
, design details, and assembly review
lab #9 week of November 8
Resolving design details and prototyping
lab #10 week of November 15
Technical review and planning the rebuild, presentation designing

lab #11 week of November 23
Design Review and rebuild
lab #12 week of November 30
The final push