Investigating engineering design through model-building

Adam Carberry, Gay Lemons, Christopher Swan, Linda Jarvin, Christopher Rogers

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Abstract

This paper reports on a study utilizing Verbal Protocol Analysis (VPA) during prototype construction to investigate student's understanding of the engineering design process. Students were asked to think aloud during the design and construction of a prototype jar opener for physically challenged individuals. The results show that the inclusion of a hands-on component helped not only the researchers gauge student's understanding, but also helped the students in designing possible solutions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2009 Research in Engineering Education Symposium, REES 2009
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes
Event2009 Research in Engineering Education Symposium, REES 2009 - Palm Cove, QLD, Australia
Duration: Jul 20 2009Jul 23 2009

Other

Other2009 Research in Engineering Education Symposium, REES 2009
CountryAustralia
CityPalm Cove, QLD
Period7/20/097/23/09

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Education

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Carberry, A., Lemons, G., Swan, C., Jarvin, L., & Rogers, C. (2009). Investigating engineering design through model-building. In 2009 Research in Engineering Education Symposium, REES 2009