Salt Lake City, Utah
June 20, 2004
June 20, 2004
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INTERNET-BASED COLLABORATIVE DESIGN ENVIRONMENT Zahed Siddique School of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering University of Oklahoma Norman, OK 73019
The use of Internet in education has opened the possibilities to explore and adopt new approaches to teach distributed collaborative engineering design and analysis. In most instances engineering design courses are offered during the senior year of the undergraduate curriculum, which allows the students to apply different engineering concepts to design a product. To better prepare engineering students for the current workplace, which is distributed and global, an education environment imitating design of products in a distributed and collaborative environment is essential. The main focus of this paper is to present an infrastructure for engineering design education for distributed collaborative design and analysis. In the Internet Design Studio each student is provided with a virtual design studio space for each project, these design studio spaces contain design tools, applications, software, and theoretical materials to facilitate design and analysis. Conceptually the studio can be thought of as a collection of rooms that contain different design tools. A student enters these rooms and grabs appropriate tools to finish the design in the allocated project space. The developed design tools are web-based and collaborative that allows multiple users to view, discuss, create and utilize same models of the product to perform analysis. In this paper we present the framework of the Internet Design Studio. The applicability of the framework is demonstrated through the use of several design tools to perform multi-designer interactive House of Quality development, concept selection, and CAD model discussion.
The expanding use of the Internet has provided tremendous possibilities for engineering education as well as engineering design and analysis. With the use of the Internet, new approaches can be adopted to teach distributed collaborative engineering design and analysis. In most instances engineering design courses are offered during the senior year of the undergraduate curriculum, which allows the students to apply different engineering concepts to design a product. To better prepare engineering students for the current workplace, which is distributed and global, an education environment that will imitate development of real products in a distributed and collaborative environment is required.
Proceedings of the 2004 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition Copyright © 2004, American Society for Engineering Education
Siddique, Z. (2004, June), Internet Based Collaborative Design Environment Paper presented at 2004 Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah. 10.18260/1-2--12876
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