Communicating and Contextualising New Product Development Tools and Methods for Engineering Students

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dc.contributor.author Evans, M. A. en
dc.contributor.author Pei, Eujin en
dc.date.accessioned 2012-06-08T10:48:35Z
dc.date.available 2012-06-08T10:48:35Z
dc.date.issued 2011-09-13
dc.identifier.citation Evans, M.A. and Pei, E. (2011)Communicating and Contextualising New Product Development Tools and Methods for Engineering Students. Royal Academy of Engineering, Higher Education Academy Engineering Subject Centre Dissemination Seminar (13 September 2011) en
dc.identifier.other http://www.hestem.ac.uk/activity/communicating-and-contextualising-new-product-development-tools-and-methods-engineering-stu
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2086/6135
dc.description.abstract The nature of New Product Development (NPD) is poorly understood by undergraduate engineering students but can be a challenging and rewarding career for those who chose to work in the field. The aim of this project was to provide a web-based tool that would make the design elements of undergraduate courses more attractive by showing how knowledge translates to real products and to provide real life examples of the design process to help students to understand and relate to abstract engineering design principles. Some of the content of the tool, called CoLab, was derived from a PhD that was undertaken at Loughborough Design School by Dr Eujin Pei and supervised by Dr Mark Evans (with a background in industrial design) and Dr Ian Campbell (with a background in engineering design). The CoLab website supports understanding in the nature of NPD by providing 35 examples of the key sketches, drawings, models and prototypes that are used by both engineering designers and industrial designers. To facilitate understanding and collaboration, the taxonomy is extended to provide information on the different ways in which engineering designers and industrial designers use the 35 design representations i.e. when they are used and what types of information (design or technical). en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Royal Academy of Engineering - National HE STEM Programme en
dc.subject new product development en
dc.subject engineering design en
dc.subject design tool en
dc.subject visual design representations en
dc.subject industrial design en
dc.title Communicating and Contextualising New Product Development Tools and Methods for Engineering Students en
dc.type Presentation en
dc.researchgroup Interactive and Media Technologies
dc.researchgroup Digital Building Heritage Group


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