New Orleans, Louisiana
June 26, 2016
June 26, 2016
August 28, 2016
Educational Research and Methods
In this paper we present preliminary research from a small part of a larger cross-disciplinary project between the Engineering Education and Mechanical Engineering departments at a large mid-west university to explore how transformative approaches to teaching user-centered design influences the professional formation of engineering undergraduates. The larger research project is guided by the following three research questions intended to inform the broader community, providing evidence for improving professional formation in engineering and design activities: RQ1: Does compassionate design enable students to develop self/social awareness? RQ2: Does compassionate design appeal to a different type of engineering student? and RQ3: How does the compassionate design framework impact the students’ design process? The primary focus of this study was to find a way to measure changes, specifically increases and decreases, in students’ self-awareness and social-awareness to help answer RQ1. The results of this study can serve to inform the larger research project and how to integrate transformative approaches into the curriculum.
Joslyn, C. H., & Hynes, M. M. (2016, June), Measuring Changes in Self-awareness and Social-awareness of Engineering Students' Engaging in Human-Centered Design Paper presented at 2016 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, New Orleans, Louisiana. 10.18260/p.25692
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