Design Engineering I–A
(For Semester III Students of BE – All branches in colleges affiliated to The Gujarat Technological University) The work displayed is from the students of Civil Engineering branch at present.
The course, at present, is in the curriculum across all the branches of engineering that the GTU offers through its affiliated colleges.
The Design Thinking approach is so very powerful tool that it has been made ‘A Must’ through allocation of subject credits. The Subject of Design Engineering 1-A is a basic and beginning course which ignites creativity and lateral thinking abilities among the students. At present, I am conducting the course which can be accessed in DE-1A tab under Academics in Top Menu.
Please have a broad idea about Design Engineering spine at present and its module and course abstracts (cum syllabus) for,
Design Engineering 1A (Semester-III) – Understanding Design Thinking;
DE 1B (Semester-IV) – Applying Design Thinking ;
DE 2A (Semester-V) Applying Design Thinking (exploring more of details) and;
DE 2B (Semester-VI) Building the Solution.
Get the background of Design Engineering explained by the then Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, Dr. Akshai Aggarwal. Why and how about the course. The talk was delivered on 28th October 2014 at his office in GTU-GIC, ACPC Building.
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Course work for DE 1A
All learners are advised to watch an introductory video on the subject. – Video (Duration 03:41 min). The video of the professor (Master trainer during some of the initial FDPs) teaching the course explains the brief about the subject as an approach.
Step 01 – Watch the video on Design Thinking – Video (Duration – 1:51 min – inserted below)
It is an out-of-class segment activity. The video shortly explains the design thinking concept which can make an engineering student to think where he can apply the technique and how. In the BE II, he is not much aware of core engineering subjects related to any of the specializations. The in-class segment will be including the discussion andTPS activity with examples.
Check out the GTU Guidelines of Design Engineering 1A
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|1||Overview, objective and goal of this course||—-|
|2||What is Design Thinking? – It’s importance, socio-economical relevance||—-||—-|
|3||Design thinking to foster innovation||—-||—-|
|4||Relevance of design and design thinking in engineering||—-||—-|
|5||Systematic problem identification & problem-solving approaches||—-||—-|
|6||Domain Selection (general topic/products)||—-||—-|
|7||Team Building Exercise|
|8||Log book, documentation strategy – introduction, importance, preparation||—-|
|9||Design in nature/Bio-mimicry||—-||—-|
|10||Design as a System approach||—-||—-|
|11||Observation: Through AEIOU framework||The Lemon Case|
|12||Understanding of User Contexts|
|13||Log book exercise||—-|
|14||Analysis of Data – Mind Mapping||——–|
|15||Immerse via Role Playing
|17||Secondary research/Prior art search|
|18||Diachronic and Synchronic analysis|
|19||Preparation of Ideation canvas|
|21||Design Thinking is a Convergent-Divergent process|
|22||Preparation of Product Development Canvas (PDC) [Product Experience, Product Functions, Product features, Components, mock concepts in log book, user revalidation, refinement]|
|24||Feedback and final report|