Practicing needs-based, human-centered design for electrical engineering project course innovation

Shawn Jordan, Micah Lande

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    5 Scopus citations

    Abstract

    In order to be fully prepared for the engineering workforce, students should tackle design challenges that are both contextually and technically deep. This paper details a curricular innovation in a junior-level, project-based electrical engineering course within the Department of Engineering in Arizona State University's College of Technology and Innovation. Teams of engineering students were asked to develop design project briefs based on the needs of a user or user group of their own choosing and then implement a technical prototype in one semester. Student work from a class with this needs-based, human-centered design pedagogical approach is described.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publication119th ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition
    PublisherAmerican Society for Engineering Education
    ISBN (Print)9780878232413
    StatePublished - 2012
    Event119th ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition - San Antonio, TX, United States
    Duration: Jun 10 2012Jun 13 2012

    Other

    Other119th ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition
    CountryUnited States
    CitySan Antonio, TX
    Period6/10/126/13/12

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Engineering(all)

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    Jordan, S., & Lande, M. (2012). Practicing needs-based, human-centered design for electrical engineering project course innovation. In 119th ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition American Society for Engineering Education.