June 14, 2015
June 14, 2015
June 17, 2015
Energy Conversion and Conservation
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Introduction of Diagnostic Problem-Solving Approach within UndergraduateDesign Courses – Application to Building IlluminationAbstract:The engineers are usually confronted to two types of problems: design or investigative problems.The new design problem concerns the creation of a new product (in our case the product is abuilding, building component, mechanical or electrical system) and the investigative consists offixing an existing product using a sequential diagnostic.It is a logical, systematic search for the source of a problem so that it can be solved, and so theproduct or process can be made operational again. Investigation is needed to develop andmaintain complex systems where the symptoms of a problem can have many possible causes.In this paper, we introduce how these two notions have been introduced to undergraduatestudents through basic design courses. A case study from building engineering is presented:building illumination investigation in elementary schools will be presented and discussed.We discuss the design work from students’ point of view, and the experience earned in design,experimentation, and also in written and oral communication skills. Future plans to evaluate theeffectiveness of the case studies in terms of learning outcomes, as well as plans to evaluate it inundergraduate architectural engineering training are also presented.
Megri, A. C. (2015, June), Introduction of Diagnostic Problem-solving Approach within Undergraduate Design Courses – Application to Building Illumination Paper presented at 2015 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Seattle, Washington. 10.18260/p.24369
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