Tip-Top Design Skills

I meant to publish this on Ireland by Chance, but it ended up on RoboSlam.

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Meeting with John McGrory, Fionnuala Farrell, Una Beagon, and Ted Burke to discuss teaching design. Meeting with John McGrory, Fionnuala Farrell, Una Beagon, and Ted Burke to discuss teaching design.

What does a skilled designer do? How does she act? How does he know what will work? 

My colleagues at Dublin Institute of Technology and I want to know. 

We all have design and teaching experience. We have a feel for what good design practice looks like. 

But we aim to be more precise. We want to explain this well to our students. 

So a group of us — who are teaching design on the new “common first year” course that all engineering students in DIT’s four year honors engineering program are now taking — got together Wednesday morning to mull it over. Before meeting, we all read an excellent and comprehensive article by David Crismond and Robin Adams that was published in the Journal of Engineering Education. It is called The Informed Design Teaching…

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