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. 9

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. 11

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 3-333.

This tutorial will be quite useful for the brainstorming assignment and sketching materials will be provided for participants!

Sat.
Sept. 12



 

Lab section signup
(due at 5 PM)
Date Class Lab Assigned Due, or on this day Due in your lab
Mon.
Sept. 14

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

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 3-333.

Idea fair
(7-8:00 PM)

Idea fair logistics

Presentations from the fair

Brainstorming
Wed.
Sept. 16

Meetings and finding information (.pdf)

Treasure hunt
(hunt instructions and resources)
 
Thurs.
Sept. 17

 

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. 18

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 ethnographic studies, 5-6:00 PM, room 3-333.
Date Class Lab Assigned Due, or on this day Due in your lab
Mon.
Sept. 21

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. 23

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. 24

 

 

Credit card training, All financial officers must attend. 4 PM, room TBD.

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

Fri.
Sept. 25

Career day

No class to give time for career day. Your team may choose to meet and work on posters, 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. 27

 

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.

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

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. 29
     
Wed.
Sept. 30

Ideas feedback
(.pdf)

Project timesheet

Reading:
Read chapter 16 in textbook (patents)

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

Thurs.
Oct. 1
   

Design notebook digital submissions are due by 10 PM

Fri.
Oct. 2

Product teardown
(.pdf)

Teardown activity instructions
(.pdf)

Results from class:
Teardown results and
Teardown in 60 seconds

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

RFP training, All financial officers must attend. 3-4:00 PM, room 3-434

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 3-333.

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. 5

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
Tues.
Oct. 6
    Special Tutorial by Steven Banzaert. A hands-on introduction to micro-controllers. 9-10:30 PM, Pappalardo lab
Wed.
Oct. 7

Sketch model review logistics

No formal class in preparation for the sketch model review

   
Thurs.
Oct. 8

Sketch model review introduction (.pdf)

 

Sketch model review
(7:15 PM)

Review results:
Sketch model results

Fri.
Oct. 9

Sketch model feedback and challenge instructions (.pdf)

Sucess 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. 12

Columbus day holiday and Canadian Thanksgiving. No class

Week 5 lab instructions:
Identifying and resolving key risks

 

 

Design notebook

Tues.
Oct. 13

Tuesday follows Monday class schedule

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

Component library launch

Reading:
Chapter 5 in textbook (customer needs)
 
Wed.
Oct. 14

Scheduling and time
estimation
(.pdf)

Results from class:
time estimation experiment


Reading:
Chapter 18 in textbook (managing projects)

Peer review 1 (9 PM)

Team review A
(9 PM)

Fri.
Oct. 16

Specifications (.pdf)

The homer

Results from class:
specification exercise

Reading:
Chapter 6 in textbook (specifications)

 

 

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

Mockup review pointers (.pdf)

Detailed mockup review logistics

Consulting session in Pappalardo lab

Week 6 lab instructions:
Preparing for the mockup review

 

 

 

 
Wed.
Oct. 21

No class in preparation for the mockup review


   

Thurs.
Oct. 22

Mockup review introduction
(.pdf)

Mockup review
(7 PM)

Fri.
Oct. 23

Family weekend!
Mockup feedback and
Design
for assembly

(.pdf)

Peer review 2

Assembly model review

Lab instructor review I

Project timesheet for mockup phase, due by midnight

Special Tutorial by Meena Kothandaraman. How to truly empathize with your product's user and achieve human centric design.

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

Critique, and ethics (.pdf)

ASME code of ethics

Results from class:
My first critique (.mov)

 


Week 7 lab instructions:
Making the decision!

Team code of ethics

Technical review

Peer review 2 (required) and Lab instructor review (optional) due at 5 PM

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

Design notebook

Tues.
Oct. 27
   

Team code of ethics
(draft, midnight)

Wed.
Oct. 28

Product architecture (.pdf)

Chicken chart!
(.pdf)

Reading:
chapter 10 in textbook (product architecture)

 

Thurs.
Oct. 29

 

Team code of ethics
(final version, noon)

Results:
Team codes of ethics

Fri.
Oct. 30

Product form (.pdf)

Reading:
chapter 11 in textbook (industrial design)

Misumi Overview: An overview of the 30% discount program for 2.009 teams. Financial officers or stand-in representatives should attend. 5 PM room 3-333

Tutorial: Top-down design in Solidworks
David Schoon, will teach the CAD methods used in industry to create robust multi-user assemblies. 5 PM in the Pappalardo lab.

Date Class Lab Assigned Due, or on this day Due in your lab
Mon.
Nov. 2

Project consulting

Assembly review overview (.pdf)

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

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

 
Tues.
Nov. 3
   

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

Results: Assembly review part 1

Wed.
Nov. 4

Assembly review
Red, green, blue and yellow present

Assembly review introduction
(.pdf)

 
Thurs.
Nov. 5
   

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

Results: Assembly review part 2

Fri.
Nov. 6

Assembly review
Pink, orange, purple, and silver present

Assembly review introduction
(.pdf)

 

Sat.
Nov. 7
  Project timesheet for assembly phase, due by midnight
Date Class Lab Assigned Due, or on this day Due in your lab
Mon.
Nov. 9

Safety, technical review and debugging process
(.pdf)

Short circuit

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 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)

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. 11

Veterans day holiday: no class

  Special Tutorial by Beth Marcus on product naming. 7 PM, Pappalardo lab
Thurs.
Nov. 12
    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. 13

Technical review logistics, work period

 


Final presentation

 

Date Class Lab Assigned Due, or on this day Due in your lab
Mon.
Nov. 16

No class due to evening presentation

Week 10 lab instructions:
Technical review, redesign and planning the rebuild, presentation designing

Please schedule a time to meet with Professor Wallace on Tuesday or Wednesday, or Thursday to discuss your presentation set.

 

Technical review
(7 PM)

 
Tues.
Nov. 17
  Design review

Project timesheet for technical review, due by midnight

Wed.
Nov. 18

Final presentation overview I
(.pdf)

2014 final presentation compendium (.mov)

Peer review 3

Team review B

 

Thurs.
Nov. 19
     
Fri.
Nov. 20

2.009 business case (.pdf)

Product costing /economics model (.xls)

Reading: chapter 17 in textbook
(product development economics)

Peer review 3, Team review B
(both due at 5 PM)

Special tutorial on user interface design axioms by Juhan Sonin, 3-333 PM, Pappalardo lab.

 
Date Class Lab Assigned Due, or on this day Due in your lab
Mon.
Nov. 23

No lecture, design reviews

Week 11 lab instructions:
Design review, planning and rebuild

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

 

 

Design review

 

Design notebook

Wed.
Nov. 25
No lecture

 

 

Thurs.
Nov. 26

Happy Thanksgiving!

 

 

Fri.
Nov. 27
   

 

 

 
Date Class Lab Assigned Due, or on this day Due in your lab
Mon.
Nov. 30

Presentation design
(.pdf)
Final presentation logistics

 

Week 12 lab instructions:
the final push

Practice sessions

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 Tutorial by Meena Kothandaraman. How to tell a product's story that rivets an audience. This tutorial has been cancelled due to recovery form surgery.

Special Business Model "concept" Consultation: Business model concept consulation. Each team has 15 mintes scheduled for feedback . See schedhule, Pappalardo lab.

 

Wed.
Dec. 2

our final lecture: Presenting data
(.pdf)

  Special Business Model "numbers" Consultation: Get feedback on the busines model numbers for your product. See schedule, Pappalardo lab.
Thurs. Dec. 3 Presentation drop-in hours,
2-5 PM in Pappalardo lab
  Special Tutorial on being ready for the unexpected in a presentation. 5-6 PM in Pappalardo lab (south end).
Fri.
Dec. 4

Time work in lab

Practice sessions
(5-9 PM, room 3-270)

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

No class due to evening presentations

See the final presentation logistics

Week 13 lab:
wrapping up

Final presentation

 
Wed.
Dec. 9

Last day of classes!

Final presentation reflection

Lab cleanup, course evaluation, and dinner

Final peer review

Design notebook

Project timesheet for final phase, due by midnight

Sat.
Dec. 12
   

Final peer review (due at noon, sharp)

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

Final exam period begins

Labs, no more!      
Tues.
Dec. 15

 

   

Final grades meeting for instructors at noon