A systematic approach for introducing innovative product design in courses with engineering and nonengineering students

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Abstract

In our new global economy, biomedical product development teams need to be even more innovative in an environment constrained by fewer resources with less time from concept to market. Teams are often comprised of individuals spread around the world. To simulate this setting, we revised an existing course to incorporate teams of on-campus and distance students, with each team including both engineers and other specialties. Through interactive lectures and projects, we presented a systematic approach to innovation that should be useful to engineers and non-engineers alike. Students found the course challenging and exciting, displaying an improved ability to work in distributed teams and in developing innovative design solutions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages91-94
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 2007
Event44th Annual Rocky Mountain Bioengineering Symposium and 44th International ISA Biomedical Sciences Instrumentation Symposium - Denver, CO, United States
Duration: Apr 13 2007Apr 15 2007

Conference

Conference44th Annual Rocky Mountain Bioengineering Symposium and 44th International ISA Biomedical Sciences Instrumentation Symposium
CountryUnited States
CityDenver, CO
Period04/13/0704/15/07

Keywords

  • Distributed teams
  • Innovative design

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    Patterson, P. E. (2007). A systematic approach for introducing innovative product design in courses with engineering and nonengineering students. 91-94. Paper presented at 44th Annual Rocky Mountain Bioengineering Symposium and 44th International ISA Biomedical Sciences Instrumentation Symposium, Denver, CO, United States.