Promoting Creativity in Multidisciplinary Engineering Design Courses César Cárdenas Mechatronics Department Raúl Moysen, R...
Approaches to creativity <ul><li>Talks about creativity and innovation </li></ul><ul><li>Workshops on creative techniques ...
5 engineering courses: Diseño de sistemas embebidos Proyecto integral de tecnologías digitales Proyecto integral de tecnol...
So far: Proyecto integral de tecnologías electrónicas + Proyecto de diseño industrial 5 (Social-based products and service...
3 stages: social needs, concept generation and project development  Social Intelligence Design: “integrate and understand ...
<ul><li>Project themes (stage 1): </li></ul><ul><li>Employment, security, health, sustainability, education, transport... ...
 
<ul><li>Concept generation (stage 2) </li></ul><ul><li>Divergent creative thinking  </li></ul><ul><li>Extensive state of t...
<ul><li>URBAN REFLECTOR: Social Integration of Homeless Children </li></ul><ul><li>MaCaCo: Social Intelligence (empathy) f...
<ul><li>Attending students’ emotions </li></ul><ul><li>Engineers become anxious in the first stages </li></ul><ul><li>Indu...
Self-perception of learning (innovation) Engineering students’ self-perception of innovation is better than industrial des...
Self-perception of learning (creativity) Design students have a slightly better self-perception of creativity than innovat...
Current & future work <ul><li>New creativity initiatives (MSc in Manufacturing) </li></ul><ul><li>Research in engineering ...
Thank you! http://khalo.qro.itesm.mx/~ccardena/SIDeng.htm
 
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Promoting Creativity in Multidisciplinary Engineering Design Courses

  1. 1. Promoting Creativity in Multidisciplinary Engineering Design Courses César Cárdenas Mechatronics Department Raúl Moysen, Ricardo Sosa Industrial Design Department
  2. 2. Approaches to creativity <ul><li>Talks about creativity and innovation </li></ul><ul><li>Workshops on creative techniques </li></ul><ul><li>A module on creativity (4 weeks) </li></ul><ul><li>Courses on creative techniques for engineers </li></ul><ul><li>Total immersion of engineering & design students in highly creative environments: multidisciplinary projects </li></ul>
  3. 3. 5 engineering courses: Diseño de sistemas embebidos Proyecto integral de tecnologías digitales Proyecto integral de tecnologías electrónicas Proyecto integrador de tecnologías electrónicas I-II 7 industrial design studios: Proyecto de diseño industrial (1-7) Aim: compulsory multidisciplinary courses (years 2 to 4)
  4. 4. So far: Proyecto integral de tecnologías electrónicas + Proyecto de diseño industrial 5 (Social-based products and services) 40+ students in multidisciplinary teams (3 to 4)
  5. 5. 3 stages: social needs, concept generation and project development Social Intelligence Design: “integrate and understand the interactions between designing and social intelligence”
  6. 6. <ul><li>Project themes (stage 1): </li></ul><ul><li>Employment, security, health, sustainability, education, transport... </li></ul><ul><li>Rapid ethnographic techniques </li></ul><ul><li>Aim: creative problem formulation </li></ul><ul><li>(Also, the most problematic stage for engineering students) </li></ul>
  7. 8. <ul><li>Concept generation (stage 2) </li></ul><ul><li>Divergent creative thinking </li></ul><ul><li>Extensive state of the art </li></ul><ul><li>SID viewpoint: must include a community </li></ul><ul><li>Project development (stage 3) </li></ul><ul><li>- Functional prototype (arduino) </li></ul><ul><li>- Mock-up models (video, rapid prototyping) </li></ul><ul><li>- Project report </li></ul>
  8. 9. <ul><li>URBAN REFLECTOR: Social Integration of Homeless Children </li></ul><ul><li>MaCaCo: Social Intelligence (empathy) for Children </li></ul><ul><li>We.Share: Give a Ride against Global Warming (carpooling) </li></ul><ul><li>RUEDAS: Social-based Energy Transformation System for the Daily Shopping </li></ul><ul><li>JIT-Eat: Social and Technological Approach to Reduce Waiting Time Perception in Malls </li></ul><ul><li>Wireless solution for pedestrian education and social dynamics </li></ul><ul><li>RAUSID: Social-based Radio Frequency Assistant in Urban Zones </li></ul><ul><li>Bracelet D: Against Eating Disorders </li></ul><ul><li>ICNELIA: Social Intelligence for Toursim </li></ul><ul><li>TAI: A Social-Aided Transport System for the Blind and Visually Disabled </li></ul><ul><li>A Social Approach to Increasing Energy Consumption Awareness in Families </li></ul><ul><li>YUNIT: Family Emotional Communication Wireless System </li></ul><ul><li>Plug-It: A Social-based Health Monitoring System for Sports </li></ul><ul><li>The Shopping Game: A Social Interactive Ecological Experience </li></ul><ul><li>Energy Container: A Social-based Energy Generation System </li></ul><ul><li>PETRO: A Community-based Recycling System </li></ul><ul><li>Safe Access: Protecting your kids </li></ul><ul><li>Joby: Employability module for workers who don’t have access to technology </li></ul><ul><li>RIC: Recycle Intelligence </li></ul>
  9. 10. <ul><li>Attending students’ emotions </li></ul><ul><li>Engineers become anxious in the first stages </li></ul><ul><li>Industrial Designers are systematically creative </li></ul><ul><li>Potential user evaluation of prototypes </li></ul><ul><li>Social design theme keeps high motivation </li></ul><ul><li>Projects with social impact emerge naturally </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration across departments </li></ul><ul><li>External evaluations </li></ul><ul><li>Potential for business incubation </li></ul>
  10. 11. Self-perception of learning (innovation) Engineering students’ self-perception of innovation is better than industrial design students' Eng. Answers % Eng. Answers Ind. D. Answers % Ind. D. Answers 1 0 0 1 4 2 0 0 1 4 3 2 9 2 10 4 4 17 4 17 5 17 74 15 65
  11. 12. Self-perception of learning (creativity) Design students have a slightly better self-perception of creativity than innovation Eng. Answers % Eng. Answers Ind. D. Answers % Ind. D. Answers 1 0 0 1 4 2 0 0 1 4 3 1 4 1 4 4 4 18 2 10 5 18 78 18 78
  12. 13. Current & future work <ul><li>New creativity initiatives (MSc in Manufacturing) </li></ul><ul><li>Research in engineering education </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cross-Disciplinary Learning assessment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Systemic thinking for sustainability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Complexity & design </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Involve other departments (Business, MKT) </li></ul><ul><li>Link to entrepreneurial initiatives on campus </li></ul><ul><li>Model ideation process in multidisciplinary courses (Computational Creativity) </li></ul>
  13. 14. Thank you! http://khalo.qro.itesm.mx/~ccardena/SIDeng.htm

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