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Enriching Freshman Design Through Collaboration With Professional Designers

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2002 Annual Conference


Montreal, Canada

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June 16, 2002

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June 16, 2002

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June 19, 2002



Conference Session

Freshman Design

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7.514.1 - 7.514.12



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John Lake

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John Anderson

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Charles Yarnoff

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J. Edward Colgate

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Barbara Shwom

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Penny Hirsch

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10. Kelly, T. The Art of Innovation: Lessons in Creativity from IDEO, America's Leading Design Firm (Doubleday, 2001 ). 11. Lockhart, S., and Johnson, C. M. Engineering Design Communication: Conveying Design through Graphics. Prentice Hall 2000.


PENNY L. HIRSCH, Ph.D., holds a joint appointment in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences and the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Northwestern University. A University Distinguished Lecturer, she co-chairs the freshman engineering program. Hirsch also has extensive experience in communications consulting in industry.

BARBARA L. SHWOM, Ph.D., a University Distinguished Lecturer, has been a faculty member of the Writing Program since its inception at Northwestern University. Also a faculty member in the engineering school, Shwom directs Northwestern’s writing center. Shwom is president of the Association for Business Communication and past president of the Association for Professional Communication Consultants.

JOHN C. ANDERSON is the Instructional Technology Coordinator for Northwestern University’s Engineering Design and Communication course. He is also a lecturer in the Writing Program. Anderson received his B.A. from the University of Michigan and his M.A. in Comparative Literature and Theory from Northwestern University.

J. EDWARD COLGATE joined the faculty of Northwestern University in 1988, where he is an Associate Professor in Mechanical Engineering. His teaching interests focus on automatic control and product design. Colgate received the S.B. degree in Physics from MIT in 1983 and a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from MIT in 1988.

JOHN LAKE is currently teaching Engineering Design and Communication at Northwestern University. An experienced professional product designer, he spent nine years with IDEO Product Development and four years with Ford Motor Company. Lake holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University.

CHARLES YARNOFF, Ph.D., has been a faculty member in the Writing Program at Northwestern University since 1979. The winner of numerous teaching awards, he teaches courses in expository writing, technical writing, and American literature. He received his Ph.D. in English from Northwestern.

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Lake, J., & Anderson, J., & Yarnoff, C., & Colgate, J. E., & Shwom, B., & Hirsch, P. (2002, June), Enriching Freshman Design Through Collaboration With Professional Designers Paper presented at 2002 Annual Conference, Montreal, Canada. 10.18260/1-2--11235

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