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This paper is based on the premises that the purpose of engineering education is to graduate engineers who can design, and that design thinking is complex. The paper begins by briefly reviewing the history and role of design in the engineering curriculum. Several dimensions of design thinking are then detailed, explaining why design is hard to learn and(More)
An emerging model in concurrent product design and manufacturing is the federation of workgroups across traditional functional " silos. " Along with the benefits of this concurrency comes the complexity of sharing and accessing design information. The primary challenge in sharing design information across functional workgroups lies in reducing the complex(More)
An algorithm for automated construction of a sparse Bayesian network given an unstructured probabilis­ tic model and causal domain information from an expert has been developed and implemented. The goal is to obtain a network that explicitly reveals as much information regarding conditional indepen­ dence as possible. The network is built incrementally(More)
Conceptual design requires processing information from diverse sources in order to define the functional requirements, operating constraints, and evaluation criteria pertinent to accomplishing a prescribed goal. This goal has traditionally been focused on the functionality of an artifact to be provided to a customer. Concurrent engineering redefines this(More)
This implementation paper introduces principles for the informationarchitecture of an educational digital library, principles that address the distinction between designing digital libraries for education and designing digital libraries for information retrieval in general. Design is a key element of any successful product. Good designers and their(More)