ENGAGING STUDENTS WHILE TEACHING DESIGN TOPICS ACROSS DIVERSE PROJECTS
Editor: Marjanović D., Štorga M., Škec S., Bojčetić N., Pavković N.
Author: Benjamin, Stacy; Anderson, John
Section: DESIGN EDUCATION
DOI number: https://doi.org/10.21278/idc.2018.0262
We present an approach for integrating design topics in an undergraduate capstone design course. In addition to project work, students learn design topics, such as IP, robust design and DFMA. However, they struggle to integrate these into their project. To address this we require teams to explore connections between their project and a topic of our choosing and to present their findings to the class together with ideas for applying the topic to other projects. We find students engage better with these topics and are better able to articulate questions and concerns about what they are learning.