PROTOTYPE OF A NEW LEARNING FACTORY - AN EDUCATIONAL APPROACH TO INTEGRATE PRODUCTION AND PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

DS 84: Proceedings of the DESIGN 2016 14th International Design Conference

Year: 2016
Editor: Marjanovic Dorian, Storga Mario, Pavkovic Neven, Bojcetic Nenad, Skec Stanko
Author: Song, Y.-W.; Herzog, M.; Kreimeier, D.; Bender, B.
Series: DESIGN
Section: DESIGN EDUCATION
Page(s): 2101-2110

Abstract

Industry demands graduate engineering students with general competences in context of simultaneous engineering. To prepare students for their future job specification new didactical concepts have to be developed. This paper presents a new learning factory concept designed and tested at the Ruhr-University Bochum which focuses on the improvement of interdisciplinary collaboration between product development and production. The conceptual basis is a multidisciplinary role-play realising the approaches of problem based learning and self-reflection of one’s actions in the team.

Keywords: design education, concurrent engineering (CE), interdisciplinary collaboration, learning

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