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Interdisciplinary Design Course Structure: Lessons for Engineering Instructors from a Capstone Design Course The Integrated Design Experience (IDX) course presents students with real world problem focused on sustainability in the built environment. The multifaceted nature of the built environment necessitates interdisciplinary involvement. Senior capstone design and graduate level students from engineering, design, and community planning disciplines collaborate with clients, faculty, and industry to develop innovative design solutions. This work describes the evolution of the interdisciplinary curriculum strategies developed over a 5year period, while continually expanding the diversity of disciplinary involvement, breadth of project topics, and techniques to engage student and clients. This curriculum has led to construction of several student designs by clients of the projects. Assessment data is presented to evaluate specific strategies effectiveness in achieving course objectives. Interdisciplinary curriculum strategies are summarized to provide implementation to other interdisciplinary capstone courses.
Olsen, K., & Beyreuther, T., & Wolcott, M., & Laninga, T. (2015, June), Interdisciplinary Design Course Structure: Lessons for Engineering Instructors from a Capstone Design Course Paper presented at 2015 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Seattle, Washington. 10.18260/p.24348
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