Welcome to Engineering Design
EDSGN 100-23 Spring 2018
With A4 Computing Powered by Google Apps
Any time, Anywhere, Anyone, Any Platform
This course runs in the Cloud, not on Angel
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    rdevon@psu.edu  213J Hammond: Office Hrs WF 10-11 (make an appt)
Tel: 814 865-3163  Blog

TAs  Solid Modelling:   Solid Works   Heather Dawe <hjd5032@psu.edu>  Lead
                                        Garrett Hipkins <gjh5105@psu.edu>  Se Kwon Kang  <sqk5522@psu.edu>
Introduction to Engineering Design has three components,

Design Thinking:                  Blogs and dialogues about topics in design. 30%
Design Experience:              Two sequential projects: P1 (7 weeks), P2 (8 weeks) 40% and projects in SW
Design Skills:    
        CAD & Sketching           The draw & model anything tool kit; Solid Modeling (Solid Works), Arch. Layout (SketchUp),
                                            3D printing, and Manual Sketching (ungraded). 30 %
        Cloud Computing            Using Google Sites & Docs and creating a portfolio and blog. Angel is only used for grades.
        Miscellaneous                Mindmaps, on-line surveys, flow charts, ... as needed

Assessment:                         Design thinking is assessed through student blogs. Experience and skills are both
                                            assessed primarily through projects. There are no exams except a test in SW.

Course Parameters
6 Hours in class 3 hours out of class provides team meeting times in class
Flipped classroom with a lot of control moved to the students: learning by doing: blogging, approaches to design projects, learning CAD at their own pace.
Daily Schedule
Tu 10-12 am          316 Hammond  

         10-11                  Design thinking: dialogues that support blog entries, Blogs, Portfolio; occasional sketching

     11-12                  Project work


Th     10-12 am 315 Hammond  


Th      1:20-3:15 306 Hammond  
             1:25-2:15             Design thinking: dialogues that support blog entries, Blogs, Portfolio; occasional sketching

     2:15-3:15             Project work


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