2.009 Product Engineering Processes

Class and Lab Schedule (Syllabus)

Date Class Lab Assigned Due, or on this day Due in your lab
Wed.
Sept. 7

2.009 Introduction
(.pdf)

Failed prototype test
(.mpeg)

No lab this week

Lab section signup
(absolutely required: registrar section assignments are not used!)

Design notebook

Reading:
Read chapters 1 and 2 in textbook
(introduction and development processes)

   
Fri.
Sept. 9

Creativity and product development challenge
(.pdf)

Creativity strategies cheat-sheet
(.pdf)

Group brainstorming tutorial (.pdf)

Theme reveal video

Brainstorming
For sketching help see the condensed online sketching tutorial, or the broader set of 2.009 online sketching tutorials.



Idea fair

Special tutorial on idea sketching by product designer Roger Zhu. All students welcome. Sketching materials will be provided. 5-6 PM, room 3-370. This tutorial will be quite useful for the brainstorming assignment and sketching materials will be provided for participants!

Sat.
Sept. 10



 

  Lab section signup
(due at 5 PM)
Date Class Lab Assigned Due, or on this day Due in your lab
Mon.
Sept. 12

Teams (.pdf)

Team-building challenge roles (.pdf)

Results from class:
Team-building challenge video!

 

 

Week 1 lab instructions:
Electing officers and product ideation

3-Ideas presentation

Project timesheet

Reading:
Running a meeting primer (.pdf)

Special tutorial to get you started using your team's project management site. All students welcome. 6:30-6:55 PM, room 3-270.

Idea fair
(7-8:00 PM)

Idea fair logistics

Presentations from the fair

Brainstorming
Wed.
Sept. 14

Meetings and finding information (.pdf)

Treasure hunt
(hunt instructions and resources)

 
Thurs.
Sept. 15

 

Treasure hunt
(due at noon)

Treasure hunt results

Special tutorial by mediator Libby Mahaffy on how to be proactive and set your team up for success, 6:30-7:15 PM, Pappalardo lab

Special tutorial by Geoff Tsai on building a design portfolio—tips from professional designers, 7:15 PM, room 3-370.

Fri.
Sept. 16

Customer observation and estimation
(.pdf)


Observation exercise

Reading:
Read chapters 3 and 4 in textbook (opportunity identification and product planning)

Special tutorial by designer Meena Kothandaraman on observing people, 5-6:00 PM, room 3-370.

Date Class Lab Assigned Due, or on this day Due in your lab
Mon.
Sept. 19

3-idea presentation overview, and estimation challenge (.pdf)

 

Week 2 lab instructions:
Exploring ideas and preparing for the 3-ideas presentation!

    Observation exercise
Wed.
Sept. 21

Sketch models (.pdf)

 

Sketch model review

For additional pointers on sketch modeling techniques, please see the condensed online tutorials (cardboard, foamcore, blue foam), or the 2.009 sketch modeling tutorials

 
Thurs.
Sept. 22

 

 

Credit card training, All financial officers must attend. 5 PM, room 3-434.

Yoda 101 for all team yodas. 7:00-8:00 PM, room TBA.

Fri.
Sept. 23

Career day

No classes to give time for career day.

Your team may choose to meet and work on posters in Pappalardo, and please note the special tutorial on illustrator.

 

 

Special Tutorial by Douglas Sanchez on using Illustrator to make posters. Some good pointers before your ideas poster preparation. room 3-270, 5 PM.

Note: Adobe creative cloud is available in the 2.009 computer area in Pappalardo lab.

 

Sun.
Sept. 25

 

Your section will be able to schedule plotter time in the Pappalardo lab.

Your section is strongly encouraged to schedule a practice session with communication instructors.

Special Tutorial by Steven Banzaert. A hands-on introduction to micro-controllers. 7-8:30 PM, Pappalardo lab

Date Class Lab Assigned Due, or on this day Due in your lab
Mon.
Sept. 26

3-idea presentation introduction (.pdf)

Week 3 lab instructions:
From opportunity area to product concepts

 

Communication instructors will be in Pappalardo lab between 10 AM and noon

3-Ideas presentation (1 PM sharp!)

3-idea presentation results, team idea sub-themes

Design notebook

Tues.
Sept. 27
     
Wed.
Sept. 28

Ideas feedback
(.pdf)

Component library launch

Reading:
Read chapter 16 in textbook (patents)

Special tutorial on patent searching techniques. 5-6 PM, room 14N-132

Thurs.
Sept. 29
   

Design notebook digital submissions are due by 10 PM

RFP training, All financial officers must attend. 5-6:00 PM, room 3-434

Fri.
Sept. 30

Product teardown
(.pdf)

Teardown activity instructions
(.pdf)

Results from class:
Teardown results and
Teardown in 1 minute and 48 seconds (the video)

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

Reading:
Chapter 4 (if you have not read it already) in the textbook (product planning)

Benchmarking case studies by David Meeker (certificates required):
Erasure benchmarking study

Costing case study

Special tutorial. User feedback and Usability, part 1. Why usability matters, and how to talk to strangers. This is relevant to assessing ideas in the sketch model phase. 5 PM, room 3-370.

Special tutorial. Feeling rusty as we head into a key solid modeling phase for 2.009? 5 PM in Pappalardo lab with Josh Ramos

 

Date Class Lab Assigned Due, or on this day Due in your lab
Mon.
Oct. 3

Build challenge (.pdf)

Week 4 lab instructions:
Preparing for the sketch model review

 

SI communication workshop with cr instructors. All system integrators must attend, other class members are welcome. 7 PM, Pappalardo lab.

Special tutorial on finding information for your product with course librarians. Useful for the sketch model review, and beyond. Those looking for information for the sketch model review should attend, and there must be at least one person from each section. 7 PM, room 14N-132

All team officer positions should be finalized

Wed.
Oct. 5

Sketch model review logistics

No formal class in preparation for the sketch model review on Thursday evening

   
Thurs.
Oct. 6

Sketch model review introduction (.pdf)

 

Sketch model review
(starts 7:15 PM sharp)

Review results:
Sketch model results

Fri.
Oct. 7

Sketch model feedback and challenge instructions (.pdf)

Success factors for 2.009 products (.pdf)

Peer review 1

Mockup review

Team review A

Reading:
Tips for successful projects (.pdf)

Project timesheet for sketch model phase, due by midnight

Date Class Lab Assigned Due, or on this day Due in your lab
Mon.
Oct. 10

Columbus day holiday and Canadian Thanksgiving. No class

Week 5 lab instructions:
Identifying and resolving key risks

 

 

Design notebook

Tues.
Oct. 11

Columbus day holiday, part II

 

 

 
Wed.
Oct. 12

Mockups and customer needs
(.pdf)

 


Reading:
Chapter 5 in textbook (customer needs)

Peer review 1 (due 9 PM)

Team review A
(due 9 PM)

Thurs.
Oct. 13
    Special Tutorial: Discussion with Team Yodas and Meta-Yodas.7:00-8:00 PM, room 3-434.
Fri.
Oct. 14

Specifications (.pdf)

The homer

Results from class:
specification exercise

Reading:
Chapter 6 in textbook (specifications)

Special Tutorial by Meena Kothandaraman. How to truly empathize with your product's user and achieve human centric design. 5-6 PM in room 3-370.

 

 

Date Class Lab Assigned Due, or on this day Due in your lab
Mon.
Oct. 17

Mockup review overview (.pdf)

Detailed mockup review logistics

 

Week 6 lab instructions:
Preparing for the mockup review

 

 

 

 
Wed.
Oct. 19

Scheduling and time
estimation
(.pdf)

Results from class:
time estimation experiment

Reading:
Chapter 18 in textbook (managing projects)
 

Thurs.
Oct. 20

Mockup review introduction
(.pdf)

Mockup review
(7 PM)

Fri.
Oct. 21

Mockup feedback, critique, and ethics
(.pdf)

ASME code of ethics
Results from class:
My first critique (.mov)


Peer review 2

Assembly model review

Project timesheet for mockup phase, due by midnight

Date Class Lab Assigned Due, or on this day Due in your lab
Sun.
Oct. 23
 

Week 7 lab instructions:
Making the decision!

   

Design notebook

Mon.
Oct. 24

Product architecture (.pdf)

 


Team code of ethics

Technical review

Team code of ethics
(draft due at 10 AM)

Peer review 2 (required)

Special Tutorial on Moderating Design Disputes. 7:00 PM, Pappalardo lab conference room.

This is a tutorial for anyone interested in how to better handle making tough team decisions, such as your final product selection this week.

Special Tutorial: Managing your team dynamics during The Decision. For yodas. 8:00-9:00 PM, room 3-434.

Tues.
Oct. 25
   

Team code of ethics
(final version, noon)

Results:
Team codes of ethics

Wed.
Oct. 26

Product form (.pdf)

 

Reading:
chapter 10 in textbook (product architecture)

 

Thurs.
Oct. 27

 

Misumi Overview: An overview of the 30% discount program for 2.009 teams. Financial officers or stand-in representatives should attend. 5 PM room TBD

Special Tutorial on Advanced Electronic Design & Fabrication part A. 7 PM in room 3-062.

Fri.
Oct. 28

Design for assembly (.pdf)

It's a family weekend!

Chicken chart!
(.pdf)

Reading:
chapter 11 in textbook (industrial design)

Tutorial: Top-down design in Solidworks
Tom Parent will teach the CAD methods used in industry to create robust multi-user assemblies. 5 PM in 3-370.

Date Class Lab Assigned Due, or on this day Due in your lab
Mon.
Oct. 31

Project consulting

Assembly review overview (.pdf)

Week 8 lab instructions:
Clarifying the system vision, design details

 

 
Tues.
Nov. 1
   

Assembly model
(11 PM, digital files for red, green, blue and yellow teams)

Results: Assembly review part 1

Wed.
Nov. 2

Assembly review
Red, green, blue and yellow present

Assembly review introduction
(.pdf)

 

Thurs.
Nov. 3
   

Assembly model
(11 PM, digital files for pink, orange, purple, and silver teams)

Results: Assembly review part 2

Fri.
Nov. 4

Assembly review
Pink, orange, purple, and silver present

Assembly review introduction
(.pdf)

Special Tutorial by Anna C Kohler. . An effective confident speaker is more than just physically "there". 4-5 PM in rehersal room A, W16-033.

Sat.
Nov. 5
 

Project timesheet for assembly phase, due by midnight

Date Class Lab Assigned Due, or on this day Due in your lab
Mon.
Nov. 7

Safety, technical review
(.pdf)

Week 9 lab instructions:
Resolving design details and prototyping

 

Special tutorial. User feedback and usability, part II. Discussion of user feedback efforts to date, analysis, and refinement of techniques. Relevant to refining your design for the technical review phase. 5:00 PM in Pappalardo lab.

Special Tutorial on Advanced Electronic Fabrication & Fabrication part B. 7 PM in room 3-062.

 

Design notebook

Tool officers organize team area cleanup

 

Wed.
Nov. 9

Debugging (.pdf)

Short circuit

 

Special Tutorial on Programming in teams: Using version control and Github, 5 PM in the Pappalardo lab

Special Tutorial: Workshopping current issues with Team Yodas and Meta-Yodas 7:00-8:00 PM, room 3-434.

Thurs.
Nov. 10
   

Special tutorial on designing for the magic that excites users by Geoff Tsai, 7-8:00 PM, Pappalardo lab

Special industrial design consultation by Jeremy VanHill and Micheal Miller. This consultation will help you resolve the usability and vision for your product's embodiment. (see the detailed description for schedule)

Fri.
Nov. 11

Veterans day holiday: no class


 

 

Date Class Lab Assigned Due, or on this day Due in your lab
Mon.
Nov. 14

Technical review logistics

Final presentation overview I
(.pdf)

2015 final presentation compendium

 

Week 10 lab instructions:
Technical review, planning the rebuild

 

Special Tutorial by Beth Marcus on product naming. 7 PM, Pappalardo lab

Special Tutorial on product costing by David Meeker. This will put you in position to have a good cost estimate for your final presentation. 7 PM, Pappalardo lab. Part 1 of 2, see schedule for part 2)

 
Tues.
Nov. 15
   

Special Tutorial by expert model-maker Beth Sullivan on model making and prototyping soft goods. 5 PM, Pappalardo lab

Wed.
Nov. 16

No class due to evening presentation on Thursday

 

 
Thurs.
Nov. 17
    Technical review
(7 PM)
Fri.
Nov. 18

Tech review follow up

Form-giving, part II (pdf)

Please schedule a time to meet with Professor Wallace on Friday, Monday or Tuesday to discuss your presentation context and next steps.

Design review

Final presentation

Peer review 3

Team review B

Reading: chapter 17 in textbook
(product development economics)

Project timesheet for technical review, due by midnight

Special tutorial on user interface design axioms by Juhan Sonin, 5 PM, room 3-370.

 
Date Class Lab Assigned Due, or on this day Due in your lab
Mon.
Nov. 21

No lecture: individual design reviews with teams

Week 11 lab instructions:
Design review, planning the rebuild, presentation designing

Teams should meet to keep things moving, but labs are optional this week.

 

 

Design review

Peer review 3, Team review B
(both due at 9 PM)

 

 

Design notebook

Wed.
Nov. 23

No lecture

 

 

Thurs.
Nov. 24

Happy Thanksgiving!

 

 

Fri.
Nov. 25

It's still Thanksgiving!

 

 

 

 
Date Class Lab Assigned Due, or on this day Due in your lab
Mon.
Nov. 28

Presentation design
(.pdf)

 

 

Week 12 lab instructions:
redesigning, rebuilding, and presentation design

 

Special Tutorial by Meena Kothandaraman. How to tell a product's story that rivets an audience. Pappalardo lab, 7 PM.


 

Wed.
Nov. 30

2.009 business case (.pdf)

Product costing /economics model (.xls)


Practice sessions

 

Thurs. Dec. 1    

Special Tutorial on product costing by David Meeker. The goal is to work on a cost estimate for your final prototype. 7 PM, Pappalardo lab. (part 2 of 2).

Special Business Model "concept" Consultation: Business model concept consultation. Each team has 15 minutes scheduled for feedback . See schedule, Pappalardo lab.

Fri.
Dec. 2

Presentation concept and hardware consulting session

 

Date Class Lab Assigned Due, or on this day Due in your lab
Mon.
Dec. 5

our final lecture: Presenting data
(.pdf)

Final presentation logistics

Week 13 lab:
the final push!

Special Business Model "numbers" Consultation: Get feedback on the business model numbers for your product. See schedule, Pappalardo lab.

 
Wed.
Dec. 7

Presentation drop-in hours,
2-5 PM in Pappalardo lab

 

Special Tutorial on Everything Will Work, But Just In Case.... 5-6 PM in Pappalardo lab (south end).

Fri.
Dec. 9

Work time!

 

Practice sessions
(4-9 PM, room 2-190)

Date Class Lab Assigned Due, or on this day Due in your lab
Sun.
Dec. 11
     

Practice sessions with communication instructors

 
Mon.
Dec. 12

No class due to evening presentations

See the final presentation logistics

Week 14 lab:
wrapping up
 

Final presentation

 
Wed.
Dec. 14

Final presentation reflection

Lab cleanup, course evaluation, and dinner

Last day of classes!

 

Final peer review

Design notebook

Project timesheet for final phase, due by midnight

 
Sat.
Dec. 17
     

Final peer review (due at noon, sharp)

 
Date Class Lab Assigned Due, or on this day Due in your lab
Tues.
Dec. 20

 

Labs, no more!

 

Final grades meeting for instructors at noon