Engineering Design Roundtables

Promoted by the “Engineering Design and Advanced Manufacturing Initiative”, EDAM,
MIT-Portugal Program



18-20 May 2015 : 3D2 – 3 Days of Design thinking


Venue: EDAM Room, level –1, Mech Engng Building II, IST Lisbon

Day 1: 10h30-17h
Day 2: 9h30-17h
Day 3: 9h30-17h


Concept: The program will be a high energy, intensive, interactive, three day workshop between design students from different fields (Engineering, architecture, industrial design), and faculty to discuss the product development, design, and manufacturing processes. Special focus will be given to the potentials of the additive manufacturing processes. The workshop will start with lectures and discussions guided by Guillermo Trotti and Mickey Ackerman introducing the design processes, and will culminate with a 24 hours “charrette” where teams of students will develop ideas, and conceptual designs of innovative products.

Scope:

1. “Engineering Design Roundtables” under the MIT-Portugal Program, “Engineering Design and Advanced Manufacturing”: These events offer a space for interdisciplinary conversations about contemporary issues in engineering, including the emerging context of uncertainty in industrial development at a global level. Emphasis is given to the development of skills and related opportunities for new entrepreneurial activities and other challenges faced by modern engineering. We want to engage not only those who are working in engineering, but also those in the arts, natural sciences, architecture and business who have serious interest in exploring these areas together with engineers.

2. Additive Manufacturing Lisbon Design Challenge 2015”, http://in3.dem.ist.utl.pt/ADDlisboa/: a student challenge aimed to promote new ways of engineering design making use of additive manufacturing. Students are invited to apply and submit group applications.

Organization:

Manuel Heitor, Center for Innovation, Technology and Policy Research, IN+/IST Lisbon, PT
Francisco Pires, LAETA, Engineering Faculty, University of Porto
Pedro Arezes, Centro ALGORITMI, School of Engineering, University of Minho
Dava Newman, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Engineering Systems Division, USA

Lectures and main speakers:

Guillermo Trotti (CV), TROTTI & ASSOCIATES, INC.; Cambridge, MA, USA
Mickey Ackerman (CV), Rhode Island School of Design, USA

Registrations:

Alexandra Frazão, alexandra.frazao@tecnico.ulisboa.pt
Center for Innovation, Technology and Policy Research, IST
http://in3.dem.ist.utl.pt/


Program (Draft); to be confirmed:

DAY 1

Morning:

  • Introduction
    Introductions by faculty and student give their background and interests. (All)
  • Give overview of the three days activities and expectations. Get the students to start thinking about a project and with whom they would want to team up with. (Trotti and Ackerman)
  • The Industrial Design Approach, examples of how industrial and product designers approach the design process. Lecture. (Trotti/Ackerman)
Afternoon:

  • Design Case Studies, lecture and discussion. (Trotti/Ackerman)
  • Initial Student Team Formation, and select the Charrette project. Students will group in different teams and discuss the possible project they want to work on during the Charrette. (All)
  • Review of Innovation, success and failure stories, what makes a successful product successful. Lecture. (Trotti/Ackerman)


DAY 2

Morning:

  • Additive manufacturing design and technology update on latest developments and future. Lecture (Trotti/Ackerman)
  • (Cont.) Student Team Formation, and select the Charrette project. Students will group in different teams and discuss the possible project they want to work on during the Charrette. (All)
Afternoon:

  • Teams Start Design Cherrette - Studio format teaching, student teams work on projects supported by Trotti and Ackerman. (Charrette is a collaborative session in which a group of designers drafts a solution to a design problem in a very short and intensive period of time [24 to 48 hours])


DAY 3

Morning:

  • Design Charrette– Student teams work on projects supported by Trotti and Ackerman.
Afternoon:

  • Charrette Ends at 17:00 hr.
Evening:

  • Jury – Oral presentations by teams (Jury: Trotti, Ackerman, selected faculty, local designers and or architects [6 to 8 People])
  • Projects review.


Additive Manufacturing Lisbon Design Challenge 2015