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Date Class Lab Assigned Due, or on this day Due in your lab

Wed.
Sept. 3

2.009 Introduction
(.pdf)

Failed prototype test
(.mpeg)

No lab this week

Lab section signup (required and critical as registrar section assignments are not used!)

Design notebook

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

   
       
Fri.
Sept. 5

Creativity and project introduction
(.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.

Addiitonaly, there is an optional, one-hour tutorial session on Friday


Idea fair

Special tutorial on idea sketching by Roger Zhu of Involution Studios. All students welcome. Sketching materials will be provided. 5-6 PM, room 3-270.

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

       
Sat.
Sept. 6



 

Lab section signup
(due at 5 PM)

Date Class Lab Assigned Due, or on this day Due in your lab

Mon.
Sept. 8

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)

Idea fair
(7-8:00 PM)

Idea fair logistics

Presentations from the fair

Brainstorming
       
Wed.
Sept. 10

Meetings and finding information (.pdf)

Treasure hunt
(hunt instructions and resources)
 
     
Thurs.
Sept. 11

 

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, 5-6:00 PM, room 3-370.

       
Fri.
Sept. 12

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. 15

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

 

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

Special workshop
on designing using
sourced parts: Session I, design and source. 7 PM in Pappalardo lab.
Observation exercise
       
Wed.
Sept. 17

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. 18

 

 

Credit card training, All financial officers must attend. 4 PM, room 3-434.

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

Fri.
Sept. 19

Student holiday for the career fair

 

Special Tutorial on Illustrator and Photoshop. Pointers before your ideas poster preparation. Pappalardo lab, 4 PM.

Lab will be open during normal shop hours if your section wants to meet and work on posters.

       
Sun.
Sept. 21

 

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

Your section can schedule a practice session with communication instructors.


Date Class Lab Assigned Due, or on this day Due in your lab

Mon.
Sept. 22

3-idea presentation introduction (.pdf)

Week 3 lab instructions: From opportunity area to product concepts

 

Communication instructors will be in lab between 10 AM and noon

3-Ideas presentation (1 PM sharp!)

3-idea presentation results, team idea areas

Design notebook

       
Tues.
Sept. 23
   
       
Wed.
Sept. 24

Ideas feedback
(.pdf)

Project timesheet

Reading:
Read chapter 16 in textbook (patents)

Special tutorial on patent searching techniques. 4-5 PM, room 14N-132

       
Thurs.
Sept. 25
   

Special Workshop
on designing using
sourced parts: Session II, build and test. 7 PM in Pappalardo lab

       
Fri.
Sept. 26

Product teardown
(.pdf)

Teardown activity instructions
(.pdf)

Results from class:
Teardown results and
Teardown in 60 seconds

References:
Plastics identification
Plastics identification symbols
Costing guidelines (MIT only, certificates required)

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

Case studies by David Meeker (MIT only, certificates required):
Erasure benchmarking study

Costing case study

RFP training, All financial officers must attend. 3-4:00 PM, room 3-350

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. 4-5 PM PM, room 1-242.

Special tutorial. Feeling rusty as we head into a key solid modeling phase for 2.009? 5 PM in 35-122 with Ilan Moyer

 


Date Class Lab Assigned Due, or on this day Due in your lab

Mon.
Sept. 29

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, room 12-134

Special tutorial on finding information for your product with course librarians. Useful for the sketch model review, and beyond. All information officers must attend. 7 PM, room 14N-132

All team officer positions should be finalized

     
Wed.
Oct. 1

Sketch model review logistics

No formal class in preparation for the sketch model review

   
       
Thurs.
Oct. 2

Sketch model review introduction (.pdf)

 

Sketch model review
(7 PM)

Review results:
Sketch model results


     
Fri.
Oct. 3

Sketch model feedback and challenge instructions (.pdf)

Peer review 1

Mockup review

Team review A

Reading:
Tips for successful projects (.pdf)

Project timesheet for sketch model phase, due by midnight

Special Tutorial by Steven Banzaert. A hands-on introduction to micro-controllers. 5 PM, Pappalardo lab

   

Date Class Lab Assigned Due, or on this day Due in your lab

Mon.
Oct. 6

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

Component library launch

Week 5 lab instructions:Identifying and resolving key risks

Reading:
Chapter 5 in textbook (customer needs)

 

Design notebook

       
Wed.
Oct. 8

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. 10

Specifications (.pdf)

The homer

Results from class:
specification exercise

Reading:
Chapter 6 in textbook (specifications)

Lab instructor review I

Special Tutorial by Ken Zolot. Starting startups 101. 4 PM, Pappalardo lab

 

 


Date Class Lab Assigned Due, or on this day Due in your lab

Mon.
Oct. 13

No class, Columbus day holiday. Canadian Thanksgiving

Week 6 lab instructions:Preparing for the mockup review

 

 

 

 
   
Tues.
Oct. 14
  Special Tutorial on Moderating Design Disputes. 5:30 PM, room 3-270

This is a tutorial for SIs and anyone interested in how to better handle making tough team decisions, such as your final product selection next week
   
Wed.
Oct. 15

Mockup review pointers (.pdf)

Detailed mockup review logistics

Time to work in lab


  Lab instructor review
(5 PM)

     

Thurs.
Oct. 16

Mockup review introduction
(.pdf)

Mockup review
(7 PM)


     
Fri.
Oct. 17

Mockup feedback, critique, and ethics (.pdf)

ASME code of ethics

Results from class:
My first critique (.mov)

Peer review 2

Assembly model review

Technical review

Team code of ethics

Project timesheet for mockup phase, due by midnight
     
Sun.
Oct. 19
  Draft code of ethics
(8 PM)
   

Date Class Lab Assigned Due, or on this day Due in your lab

Mon.
Oct. 20

Product architecture (.pdf)


Week 7 lab instructions:Making the decision!

Reading:
chapter 10 in textbook (product architecture)

Peer review 2

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

Design notebook

       
Tues.
Oct. 21
   

Team code of ethics
(final version, noon)

Results:
Team codes of ethics

       
Wed.
Oct. 22

Product form (.pdf)

Reading:
chapter 11 in textbook (industrial design)

 

   
Thurs.
Oct. 23

 

Special Tutorial by Beth Marcus on product naming. 7 PM, Pappalardo lab
       
Fri.
Oct. 24

Family weekend
Design
for assembly
(.pdf)

 

Misumi Overview: An overview of the 30% discount program for 2.009 teams. Financial officers or stand-in representatives should attend. 4 PM room 5-233

Tutorial: Top-down design in Solidworks
David Schoon, will teach the CAD methods used in industry to create robust multi-user assemblies. 5 PM, room 35-122

           

Date Class Lab Assigned Due, or on this day Due in your lab

Mon.
Oct. 27

Project consulting

Assembly review overview (.pdf)

Chicken chart!
(.png)

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

 

 
       
Tues.
Oct. 28
   

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

Results: Assembly review part 1


     
Wed.
Oct. 29

Assembly review

Assembly review introduction
(.pdf)

 
       
Thurs.
Oct. 30
   

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

Results: Assembly review part 2


     
Fri.
Oct. 31

Assembly review

Assembly review introduction
(.pdf)

 

     
Sat.
Nov. 1
  Project timesheet for assembly phase, due by midnight
   

Date Class Lab Assigned Due, or on this day Due in your lab

Mon.
Nov. 3

Safety, technical review and debugging process
(.pdf)

Short circuit (.mov)

Week 9 lab instructions:Resolving design details and prototyping

 

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. 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 techncial reivew phase. 4-5:00 PM, room 1-150.

 

Design notebook

 

       
Wed.
Nov. 5

Project consulting

Assembly mini quiz

   
       
Thurs.
Nov. 6
    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. 7

Final presentation overview I
(.pdf)

2013 final presentation compendium (.mov)

Final presentation

Special tutorial on user interface design axioms by Juhan Sonin, 5-6:00 PM, Pappalardo lab.


Date Class Lab Assigned Due, or on this day Due in your lab

Mon.
Nov. 10

Veterans day:
student and staff holiday.

Week 10 lab instructions: Building the prototype

 

 

Tool officers organize team area cleanup

     
Wed.
Nov. 12

Work period (.pdf)

 

Special tutorial on designing to excite users by Geoff Tsai, 7-8:00 PM, Pappalardo lab.

       
Fri.
Nov. 15

Technical review logistics, work period

 

 

 

 

 
       

Date Class Lab Assigned Due, or on this day Due in your lab

Mon.
Nov. 17

No class due to evening presentation

Week 11 lab instructions:Technical review, redesign and planning the rebuild, presentation designing

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

 

Technical review
(7 PM)

 

Design notebook

       
Tues.
Nov. 18
 

Peer review 3

Team review B

Project timesheet for technical review, due by midnight


     

Wed.
Nov. 19

2.009 business case (.pdf)

Product costing /economics model (.xls)

Reading: chapter 17 in textbook
(product development econmonics)

 

       
Fri.
Nov. 21
Presentation design
(.pdf)
Practice sessions

Peer review 3

Team review B
(both due at 5 PM)

Special tutorial: Finding presentation images. Patsy Baudoin, Librarian for the Media Lab and Visual Arts, 14N-132

 

Date Class Lab Assigned Due, or on this day Due in your lab

Mon.
Nov. 24

No lecture, design reviews

 

 

Week 12 lab instructions:Design review, planning and rebuild

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

  Design reviews

 


     
Tues.
Nov 25, Wed.
Nov. 26

 

No class on Wednesday

   
       
Thurs.
Nov. 27
Thanksgiving holiday    

     
Fri.
Nov. 28

No class, Thanksgiving holiday

 

       

Date Class Lab Assigned Due, or on this day Due in your lab

Mon.
Dec. 1

Final presentation logistics

Week 13 lab:
the final push

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).

 

     
Wed.
Dec. 3

Presenting data
(.pdf)

 

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

       
Thurs.
Dec. 4
   

Special Tutorial on being ready for the unexpected in a presentation. 5-6 PM in Pappalardo lab (south end).

       
Fri.
Dec. 5
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. 8

No class due to evening presentations

See the final presentation logistics

Week 14 lab:wrapping up   Final presentation  
           
Wed.
Dec. 10

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

 
           
Thurs.
Dec. 11
Final exam period        
           
Sat.
Dec. 13
     

Final peer review (due at noon, sharp)

 
         

Date Class Lab Assigned Due, or on this day Due in your lab

Tues.
Dec. 16
     

Final grades meeting for instructors