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 12
Electing officers and ideation
lab #2
week of September 19
Exploring ideas and preparation for the 3 ideas presentation
lab #3 week of September 26
From opportunity area to product concepts
lab #4 week of October 3
Preparing for the sketch model review
lab #5 week of October 10
Identifying and resolving key risks
lab #6 week of October 17
Preparing for the mockup review
lab #7 week of October 24
Making the decision!
lab #8 week of October 31
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 13
Technical review and planning the rebuild

lab #11 week of November 21
Design Review, planning the rebuild and presentation designing
Teams need to meet to keep things moving, but labs are optional this week.
lab #12 week of November 28
Redesigning, rebuilding, and presentation design
lab #13 week of December 5
The final push