Kristina Shea: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2021
|Name||Prof. Dr. Kristina Shea|
|Field||Engineering Design und Computing|
Chair in Engin. Design & Computing
ETH Zürich, CLA F 35
|Telephone||+41 44 632 04 79|
|Department||Mechanical and Process Engineering|
|151-3202-00L||Product Development and Engineering Design |
Number of participants limited to 60.
|4 credits||2G||K. Shea, T. Stankovic|
|Abstract||The course introduces students to the product development process. In a team, you will explore the early phases of conceptual development and product design, from ideation and concept generation through to hands-on prototyping. This is an opportunity to gain product development experience and improve your skills in prototyping and presenting your product ideas. The project topic changes each year.|
|Objective||The course introduces you to the product development process and methods in engineering design for: product planning, user-centered design, creating product specifications, ideation including concept generation and selection methods, material selection methods and prototyping. Further topics include design for manufacture and design for additive manufacture. You will actively apply the process and methods learned throughout the semester in a team on a product development project including prototyping.|
|Content||Weekly topics accompanying the product development project include:|
1 Introduction to Product Development and Engineering Design
2 Product Planning and Social-Economic-Technology (SET) Factors
3 User-Centered Design and Product Specifications
4 Concept Generation and Selection Methods
5 System Design and Embodiment Design
6 Prototyping and Prototype Planning
7 Material Selection in Engineering Design
8 Design for Manufacture and Design for Additive Manufacture
|Lecture notes||available on Moodle|
|Literature||Ulrich, Eppinger, and Yang, Product Design and Development. 7th ed., McGraw-Hill Education, 2020.|
Cagan and Vogel, Creating Breakthrough Products: Revealing the Secrets that Drive Global Innovation, 2nd Edition, Pearson Education, 2013.
|Prerequisites / Notice||Although the course is offered to ME (BSc and MSc) and CS (BSc and MSc) students, priority will be given to ME BSc students in the Focus Design, Mechanics, and Materials if the course is full.|
|851-0649-00L||International Development Engineering||1 credit||2V||I. Günther, A. Rom, K. Shea, E. Tilley|
|Abstract||In this seminar, students will learn from researchers around the globe about technological interventions designed to improve human and economic development within complex, low-resource setting. Students will also get familiar with frameworks from social sciences and engineering, helping them to understand, and evaluate the discussed technologies and to put them into a broader context.|
|Objective||• Students will get familiar with frameworks from social sciences and engineering needed for innovation in a complex, low-resource setting. |
• Students will learn about concrete examples of technological interventions designed to improve sustainable development and critically reflect on them.
• Students get a broad understanding of some of the most important issues and discussions related to global sustainable development.
|Content||In the introductory class, students will learn about challenges related to global sustainable developments and how they have developed over time. Students will then get exposed to frameworks from social sciences and engineering disciplines, which will help them analyze technologies designed for low-resource settings. In the remaining sessions thought leaders from the field of development engineering will present a wide range of innovations from sectors such as health, water and sanitation, education and governance that will then get discussed with students using the frameworks they learned.|