Incubating engineers, hatching design thinkers: Mechanical engineering students learning design through Ambidextrous Ways of Thinking

Micah Lande, Larry Leifer

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Abstract

Design Thinking and Engineering Thinking are complimentary yet distinct aspects of mechanical engineering design activities. This paper examines these distinctions in the context of mechanical engineering students designing in a project-based learning course at Stanford University. By qualitatively analyzing and plotting student teams' prototyping activities, the students' work patterns can generally be assessed along a framework of Ambidextrous Ways of Thinking.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings
StatePublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes

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