J E Colgate

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A two-quarter course in Engineering Design and Communication offers one answer to an old challenge: how industry and the academy can work together to improve the teaching of design. This article describes a successful collaboration between faculty in a freshman design course and professional industrial designers. Designers take on four key roles in the(More)
The challenge of teaching design to freshmen is to find projects and technologies that suit their level of proficiency while allowing them to experience the design process and prepare for upper level courses. In the first quarter of a two-quarter freshman course in design and communication, students work on web site projects for campus clients. Web(More)
Engineering educators over the last fifteen years have increasingly emphasized the teaching of design. 1 As a result, design courses are not only being offered as a capstone experience in engineering majors; they are increasingly found at the freshman and sophomore level. This latter development has sparked a controversy about whether it is desirable, or(More)
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