Examines structured principles and processes to develop concepts for large and complex systems. Term projects introduce students to large-scale system development with several areas of emphasis, including idea generation, concept development and refinement, system-level thinking, briefing development and presentation, and proposal generation. Interactive lectures and presentations guide students throughout the course to develop and deliver team presentations focused on solving large and complex problems. Includes a semester-long project in which students apply design tools/processes to solve a specific problem. Students taking graduate version complete the project individually.
Fall 2020 Update: Fully Remote Classes - This is a course to have graduate students choose a problem to solve individually along the semester as a term project. Undergrads can make a group of two for the term project. We will work with each student from ideation, concept generation and solution exploration thru the lecture, 5 milestone presentations, office hours and online conversation tools such as piazza. We plan to have 3-4 ad hoc meetings (on campus), while most of the course activities will be on-line. Any students who do not feel comfortable to come to the on-campus meeting, can join on-line.