CREATIVITY DEVELOPMENT BY UTILIZING DIGITAL ENGINEERING

DS 32: Proceedings of DESIGN 2004, the 8th International Design Conference, Dubrovnik, Croatia

Year: 2004
Editor: Marjanovic D.
Author: Yamanaka, M.
Section: DESIGN EDUCATION
Page(s): 691 - 696

Abstract

The Faculty of Engineering, Tohoku University, Japan is carrying out the Creativity Development Course (CDC) as one of the curriculum since 1996. This is a practice education and a training for a first grade (freshman) to experience an interest of research. The project "Digital design by 3D-CAD/CAE" has been managed as one of the CDC since 2001 using the Digital Prototype Lab which has the equipment utilizing newest digital engineering. Even if they don't know the concept of the bending of beam or the concentration of stress, visualization by CAE software makes possible to understand them intuitively. Moreover, the experience that actual product designed by oneself is broken actually helps to understand the effective use of a simulation.

Keywords: design education, creativity, digital engineering, CAD/CAE

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