2.009 Product Engineering Processes

Lecture Note List

Notes are posted shortly after each class in reverse chronological order. The timing of lectures in relation to both lab and milestone activities are mapped in the overall course and lab schedule.

Oct. 21

Mockup feedback and critique (.pdf)

Oct. 20

Mockup review introduction slide (.pdf)

Oct. 19

Scheduling and time estimation (.pdf)

Results from class: Origami ball time estimation experiment

Oct. 17

Mockup review pointers (.pdf)
Detailed logistics

Oct. 14

Specifications (.pdf)

The homer
Results from class: specification exercise

Oct. 12

Mockups and customer needs (.pdf)

Oct. 7

Sketch model feedback and fish rescue (.pdf)
Tips for successful projects (.pdf)

Oct. 6

Sketch model review introduction (.pdf)
Review results: Sketch model results

Oct. 3

Build challenge (.pdf)

Sept. 30

Product teardowns (.pdf)
Teardown activity instructions (.pdf)

Common types of plastics, identifying plastics, plastic prices, part costing guidelines (certs required)

Teardown exercise results
Teardown in 1 minutes and 48 seconds (the video)

Sept. 28

Ideas feedback (.pdf)
Component library launch

Sept. 26

3-idea presentation introduction (.pdf)
3-idea presentation results

Sept. 21

Sketch models (.pdf)

See the sketch modeling tutorials or the condensed online tutorials
(cardboard, foamcore, blue foam)

Sept. 19

Idea presentation and estimation challenge (.pdf)

Sept. 16

Customer observation and estimation (.pdf)
Observation exercise

Sept. 14

Meetings and finding information (.pdf)
Treasure hunt instructions and resources
Treasure hunt results

Sept. 12

Teams (.pdf)
Running a meeting primer (.pdf)
Brainstorming milestone
Idea fair abstracts

Team-building tower challenge video!
Team-building challenge roles

Sept. 9

Creativity and project introduction (.pdf)
Creativity strategies cheat-sheet (.pdf)
Group Brainstorming tutorial (.pdf)

Theme reveal video

Sept. 7

Product development process introduction (.pdf)
Failed prototype test (.mpg)