3 Ideas
Sketch Model Review
Mockup Model Review
Assembly Review
Tech Review
Final Presentation

Class and Lab Schedule (Syllabus)

  class/event assigned due
Sep 4
Wed
2.009 Introduction
Slides
Failed prototype test
Lab section signup
(absolutely, most definitely required! We do not use registrar section assignments)

Design notebook

Reading:
Read chapters 1 and 2 in textbook
(introduction and development processes)
Sep 6
Fri
Creativity and product theme
Slides
Creativity strategies cheat-sheet
Group brainstorming tutorial
Theme reveal video
Tutorial: Idea Sketching   5-6 PM in room  3-370
Idea sketching by product designer Roger Zhu. All students welcome. This tutorial will be quite useful for the brainstorming assignment and sketching materials will be provided for participants.
Brainstorming

Idea Fair
(Monday September 9, 7 PM)

For sketching help see the condensed online sketching tutorial, or the broader set of 2.009 online sketching tutorials.
Sep 7
Sat
Lab section signup
due at 5 PM
  class/event assigned due
lab 1
Electing officers and opportunity ideation
Week 1 lab instructions
Brainstorming
Sep 9
Mon
Teams
Slides
Team-building challenge roles

Results from class:
Team building challenge video!
Tutorial: Slack   4-5 PM  in room 3-370
to get you started using your team's project management site, and the 2.009 website. All students welcome.
Workshop: Idea Fair   7-8 PM
If you have a schedule conflict please be sure that your team has a member attending your assigned sessions.
Idea fair logistics
Presentations from the fair
3-Ideas presentation

Project timesheet

Sep 11
Wed
Meetings and finding information

Slides
Treasure hunt instructions and resources
Treasure hunt results

Treasure hunt
(hunt instructions and resources)
Sep 12
Thu
Tutorial: Set your team up for success   7-7:45 PM  in the Pappalardo Lab
by Meta-yoda Grace Connors and communications instructor Juergen Schoenstein. How to be proactive and set your team up for success. Recommended for SIs, team yodas, and slack/site masters.
Treasure Hunt
(due at noon)

Treasure hunt results
Sep 13
Fri
Customer observation and estimation
Slides
Tutorial: Observing people   5-6 PM   Room 3-333
by designer Meena Kothandaraman on observing people.
Observation exercise

Reading:
Read chapters 3 and 4 in textbook
(opportunity identification and product planning)
  class/event assigned due
lab 2
Exploring opportunities and preparing for the 3-ideas presentation!
Week 2 lab instructions
Observation exercise
Sep 16
Mon
3-idea presentation overview, and estimation challenge
Slides
Tutorial: Video log officer orientation   7 PM   in the Pappalardo lab
Equipment disbursement and initial instruction.
Sep 18
Wed
Sketch models
Slides
Sketch model review

For additional pointers on sketch modeling techniques, please see the 2.009 sketch modeling tutorials and the designy resources for cardboard, foam core, and blue foam
Sep 19
Thu
Tutorial: Credit card training   noon-1 PM in room 3-434
All financial officers must attend. If you have an irreconcilable conflict please contact Chevalley Duhart.
Sep 20
Fri
It's career day!
No class
Tutorial: Illustrator   4-6 PM in the Pappalardo Lab
by Douglas Sanchez on using Illustrator to make posters. Some good pointers before your ideas poster preparation. Illustrator tutorial 4-5 PM, workshop/consultation 5-6 PM

Note: Adobe creative cloud is available in the 2.009 computer area in Pappalardo lab.
Sep 22
Sun
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.
  class/event assigned due
lab 3
From opportunity area to product concepts
Week 3 lab instructions

what's your questions and what to make?
Design notebook
Sep 23
Mon
3-idea presentation introduction
Slides
3-Ideas presentation
(due at 1 PM sharp)

3-idea presentation
results, team idea sub-themes
Sep 25
Wed
Ideas feedback
Slides
Tutorial: Patent searching   5-6 PM  in room 14N-132
on patent searching techniques
Reading:
Read chapter 16 in textbook
(patents)
Project timesheet
for idea model phase, due by midnight
Sep 26
Thu
Tutorial: RFP training   noon-1 PM in room  3-434
All financial officers must attend. If you have an irreconcilable conflict please contact Chevalley Duhart.
Tutorial: User feedback and Usability (Part I)   5-6 PM   in the Pappalardo Lab
Why usability matters, and how to talk to strangers. This is relevant to assessing ideas in the sketch model phase.
Tutorial: Intro to Micro-controllers   7:30-10 PM in the  Pappalardo Lab
by Steven Banzaert. A hands-on introduction to micro-controllers.
Tutorial: Solidworks   7-8 PM  in the Pappalardo Lab
Feeling rusty as we head into a key solid modeling phase for 2.009? Here's a chance to warm up with Josh Ramos
Tutorial: Yoda 101   7-8 PM  in the Pappalardo Lab
For all team yodas. With Meta-Yoda Grace Connors
Design notebook digital submissions
due by 10 PM
Sep 27
Fri
Product teardown
Slides

Results from class:


References:

Common types of plastics
Identifying plastics
Plastic prices
Material costs by weight, 2019
Part costing guidelines (certs required)

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

Benchmarking case studies by David Meeker (certificates required):
Erasure benchmarking study
Costing case study
  class/event assigned due
lab 4
Preparing for the sketch model review
Week 4 lab instructions
All team officer positions should be finalized
Sep 30
Mon
Build Challenge Build
Slides
Tutorial: Finding information   7-8 PM in  14N-132
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., At least one person from each section should attend.
Oct 1
Tues
Tutorial: SI communication workshop   5:15-6:45 PM  in the Pappalardo Lab
with the communication instructors. System integrators are encoutage to attend, and all other class members are welcome.
Oct 2
Wed
Sketch model review logistics
Oct 3
Thu
Sketch model review introduction
Milestone: Sketch model review   starts at 7:15 PM sharp in room 34-101

Review results:
Sketch model results
Oct 4
Fri
Sketch model feedback and build challenge
Slides

Tips for successful projects (.pdf)
Product value proposition risks in 2.009

Peer review 1

Mockup review

Team review A

Project timesheet
for sketch model phase, due by midnight
  class/event assigned due
lab 5
Identifying and resolving key risks
Week 5 lab instructions
One-on-one yoda/meta yoda meetings:
Yodas will arrange individual meetings with the metayoda this week.
Design notebook
Oct 7
Mon
Mockups and customer needs
Slides
Reading:
Read chapter 5 in textbook
(customer needs)
Oct 9
Wed
Specifications
Slides
The homer

Results from class:
Specification exercise
Reading:
Read chapter 6 in textbook
(specifications)
Peer review 1
(due by 9 PM)

Team review A
(due by 9 PM)
Oct 10
Thu
Tutorial: User Empathy   7-8 PM  in the Pappalardo lab
by Meena Kothandaraman. How to truly empathize with your product's user and achieve human centric design.
  Design notebook digital submissions
due by 10 PM
     
Oct 11
Fri
Mockup review overview
Slides
Detailed mockup review logistics
  class/event assigned due
lab 6
Preparing for the mockup review
Week 6 lab instructions
Oct 14
Mon
Columbus day and Canadian Thanksgiving!
Oct 15
Tue
Columbus day, part II
Teams that meet on Tuesdays should arrange a makeup plan with their lab instructors
Oct 16
Wed
Mockup review logistics
Oct 17
Thu
Mockup review introduction
Milestone: Mockup review   7 PM in room 34-101 
Oct 18
Fri
Mockup feedback, critique, and ethics
Slides
ASME code of ethics

Results from class:
Ego-centric, product centric
Peer review 2

Team code of ethics
Project timesheet
for mockup phase, due by midnight.

Team code of values
(draft due at 9 PM. Yodas will have received an email explaining the process on Friday the 11th)
  class/event assigned due
lab 7
Making the decision!
Week 7 lab instructions
Oct 21
Mon
Product Architecture
Slides
Tutorial: Moderating Design Disputes   7-8 PM in the  Pappalardo Lab
This is a tutorial for anyone interested in how to better handle making tough team decisions, such as your final product selection this week.
Tutorial: Managing your team dynamics during your Decision   8-9 PM in  the Pappalardo lab
For yodas, SI’s, slack/sitemasters, information officers.

Technical Review

Assembly model review

Reading:
Read chapter 10 in textbook
(product architecture)
Team code of conduct
(final version due by 5 PM)

Peer review 2
(required, due by 5 PM)
Oct 22
Tue
Results:
Team codes of conduct
Oct 23
Wed
Scheduling and time estimation
Slides

Results from class:
Reading:
Read chapter 18 in textbook
(managing projects)
Oct 24
Thu
Tutorial: Fastener Fundamentals   5:30-7 PM   in the Pappalardo Lab
Tutorial: Advanced Electronic Design Part A   7:30-10 PM  in room 3-062
Oct 25
Fri
Design for assembly
Slides
Chicken Chart

It's a family weekend. Yay!
Reading:
Read chapter 11 in textbook
(industrial design)
  class/event assigned due
lab 8
Clarifying the system vision, design details
Week 8 lab instructions
Oct 28
Mon
Product form

Slides, assembly review overview

Tutorial: Product Naming   6-7 PM   Pappalardo Lab
by Beth Marcus
Tutorial: Advanced Electronic Fabrication Part B   7:30PM   3-062
Oct 29
Tue
Assembly model
(11 PM, digital files for red, green, blue and yellow teams)

Results:
Assembly review part 1
Oct 30
Wed
Boo!
Assembly review introduction
Milestone: Assembly review   1:05PM   10-250
Oct 31
Thu
Assembly model
(11 PM, digital files for pink, orange, purple, and silver teams)

Results:
Assembly review part 2
Nov 1
Fri
Boo! Assembly two
Assembly review introduction
Milestone: Assembly review   1:05 PM   10-250
Tutorial: Confident Speaking   3-5PM   Rehearsal room A W16-033
Anna C Kohler. An effective confident speaker is more than just physically "there".
Nov 2
Sat
Project timesheet
for assembly phase, due by midnight
  class/event assigned due
lab 9
Resolving design details and prototyping
Week 9 lab instructions
Tool officers organize team area cleanup


Yodas should arrange individual consultations with the meta yoda Grace Connors during this week.
Nov 4
Mon
Safety, technical review
Slides
Tutorial: User feedback and usability Part II   5 PM   in the Pappalardo Lab
Discussion of user feedback efforts to date, analysis, and refinement of techniques. Relevant to refining your design for the technical review phase.
Nov 6
Wed
Debugging
Slides
Nov 7
Thu
Consultation: Industrial Design Consultation   Pappalardo Lab
This consultation will help you resolve usability and vision for your product's embodiment. (see the detailed description for the schedule)
Tutorial: Product Costing Part I   7 PM   Pappalardo Lab
on product costing by David Meeker. This will put you in position to have a good cost estimate for your final presentation.
Consultation: Business Model "concept" Consultation   Pappalardo Lab
Business model concept consultation. Each team has 15 minutes scheduled for feedback.

Design notebook digital submissions

due by 10 PM
Nov 8
Fri
Technical review logistics and final presentation

Slides
Technical review logistics

Final presentation compendium, 2018

  class/event assigned due
lab 10
Technical review, planning the rebuild
Week 10 lab instructions
Nov 11
Mon
Veterans day holiday: no class
Nov 13
Wed
No class due to evening presentation on Thursday
Nov 14
Thu
Milestone: Technical review   7 PM

Review results:
Technical review results
Nov 15
Fri
Updates, peer reviews, and team video
Slides
Technical review feedback
Tutorial: User Interface Design   5PM   Pappalardo Lab
on user interface design axioms by Juhan Sonin
Design review

Final presentation

Peer review 3

Team review B

Reading:
Read chapter 17 in textbook
(product development economics)
Project timesheet
for technical review, due by midnight

Please schedule a time to meet with Professor Wallace on Friday, Monday, or Tuesday to discuss your presentation context and next steps.
  class/event assigned due
lab 11
Design review, redesign, rebuilding, and presentation design
Week 11 lab instructions

Design notebook
Nov 18
Mon
No lecture: individual design reviews with teams
A scheduling tool for your team's meeting will be posted
Design review

Peer review 3
(due by 9 PM)

Team review B
(due by 9 PM)
Nov 20
Wed
Product form and presentation design
Slides
Practice sessions
Nov 21
Thu
Tutorial: Product Story   7 PM  in the Pappalardo Lab
by Meena Kothandaraman. How to tell a product's story that rivets an audience.
Tutorial: Workshopping current issues   6 PM   in the Pappalardo Lab
Workshopping current issues with Team Yodas and Meta-Yodas.

Design notebook digital submissions

due by 10 PM
Nov 22
Fri
2.009 business case
Slides
Product costing/economics model
Nov 23
Sat
Consultation: Logo Design   Pappalardo Lab South
Logo design consultations. Please see details for the schedule.
   
  class/event assigned due
lab 12
Thanksgiving week, getting things in order
Week 12 lab instructions

Teams should arrange times to meet and keep things moving, but labs are optional this week.
Nov 25
Mon
Presentation concept and hardware consulting session
Your team's schedule is posted
Tutorial: Product costing Part II   7PM  in the Pappalardo Lab
on product costing by David Meeker. The goal is to work on a cost estimate for your final prototype.
Nov 27
Wed
No class! Work or travel time
Nov 28
Thu
Happy Thanksgiving!
Nov 29
Fri
It's Black Friday
  class/event assigned due
lab 13
The final push!
Week 13 lab instructions
 
Dec 2
Mon
Work time!
Consultation: Business Model "numbers" Consultation   See schedule   Pappalardo Lab
An opportunity for feedback on the business model numbers for your product.
Consultation: Industrial Design Consultation II   Pappalardo Lab
by Trevor Dyment. This second, late stage consultation will help you resolve final details of product's embodiment. (see the detailed description for the schedule)
Tutorial: Technical Information for Diverse audience   7 PM  in room 3-370
Learn how to communicate technical information in a way that inspires a broad audience, and conveys the thoughtfulness of your design work.
Dec 4
Wed
Our final lecture: Presenting data
Slides
Final presentation logistics
Consultation: Presentation drop-in hours   2-5 PM   Pappalardo Lab
Tutorial: When things go wrong   5:30-7 PM in the   Pappalardo Lab
on Everything Will Work, But Just In Case....
Dec 6
Fri
Work time!
Consultation: Practice sessions   4:30-9:30 PM  in room 3-370
Dec 8
Sun
Consultation: Practice sessions
with communication instructors
Digital Brochure
(due by 5 PM)
  class/event assigned due
lab 14
Wrapping up
Week 14 lab instructions
Dec 9
Mon
No class due to evening presentations
See the final presentation logistics
Milestone: Final presentation   Kresge Auditorium
Dec 11
Wed
Final presentation reflection
Lab cleanup, course evaluation, and dinner
Final peer review Design notebook

Project timesheet
for final phase, due by midnight
Dec 13
Fri
Tutorial: How to start and run a design firm 4 PM in the Pappalardo lab
by Juhan Sonin, lab instructor and founder of Goinvo
Final peer review
(due by midnight)
  class/event assigned due
lab
All done. Labs, no more!
Dec 17
Tue
Final grades meeting for instructors at noon