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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.

Dec. 4 Final presentation logistics, presenting data (.pdf)

Nov. 25

Design reviews

Nov. 22

Presentation design (.pdf)

Nov. 20

2.009 business case (.pdf)
Product costing /economics model (.xls)

Nov. 15

Technical review logistics (.pdf)
2011, 3 minute final presentation compendium (.mov)

Nov. 8

Final presentation overview I (.pdf)
2012 final presentation compendium (3 minutes, .mov)
Annotated final presentation example (.mov)

Nov. 6

Project consulting
Assembly mini quiz

Nov. 4

Safety, technical review and debugging process (.pdf)
Short circuit! (.mov)
Les Bruins et Canadiens (.mov) demonstrate inattentional blindness

Nov. 1

Assembly review introduction (.pdf)
Results from class: Assembly review

Oct. 30

Assembly review introduction (.pdf)
Results from class: Assembly review

Oct. 28

Assembly review details (.pdf)
Project consulting schedule

Chicken chart!

Oct. 25 Design for assembly (.pdf)

Oct. 23 Product form (.pdf)

Oct. 21

Product architecture (.pdf)

Oct. 18

Mockup feedback, critique, and ethics (.pdf)
ASME code of ethics

My first critique (.mov)

Oct. 17 Mockup review introduction slide (.pdf)

Oct. 16

Mockup review pointers (.pdf)
Detailed logistics

Oct. 11

Specifications (.pdf)

The homer
Results from class: Specification exercise

Oct. 9

Scheduling and time estimation (.pdf)

Results from class: Origami ball time estimation experiment

Oct. 7 Mockups, customer needs, and human use (.pdf)

Oct. 4

Sketch model feedback and vehicle testing (.pdf)
Tips for successful projects (.pdf)

Oct. 3

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

Sept. 30

Build challenge (.pdf)

Sept. 27

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

Plastics identification, Plastics identification symbols, Costing guidelines (certs required)

Teardown exercise results
Teardown in 60 seconds (.mov)

Sept. 25 Ideas feedback and understanding patents (.pdf)

Sept. 23 3-idea presentation introduction (.pdf)
3-idea presentation results

Sept. 18

Sketch models (.pdf)

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

Sept. 16

Idea presentation and estimation challenge (.pdf)

Sept. 13

Customer observation and estimation (.pdf)
Observation exercise

Sept. 11

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

Sept. 9

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

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

Sept. 6

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

Sept. 4

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