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Teamwork And Gallery Method In Engineering Design Projects

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2004 Annual Conference


Salt Lake City, Utah

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June 20, 2004

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June 20, 2004

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June 23, 2004



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K-12, Teamwork, Project-Based Scale Models

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9.1212.1 - 9.1212.8



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Serdar Tumkor

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Ali Imre Aydeniz

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Ismail Fidan

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Serdar Tumkor1, Ali mre Aydeniz1, Ismail Fidan2 1 Istanbul Technical University Gumussuyu, Istanbul, Turkey/2Tennessee Tech University, Cookeville, TN 38505


In MAK 422E Engineering Design course, the objective is to present a comprehensive, consistent, and clear approach to systematic engineering design. At the very beginning of the semester students in the class divide in to groups. All groups consist of 5 – 7 persons with a group leader. In the course, in order to give an opportunity to a senior students, are making a practice of theoretical knowledge, projects are given to them. All projects are related to the product development process, starting with problem identification until detail design. At the end of the semester, groups prepare a report and represent it.

As a course policy, students are encouraged to use computer and, adapt it to team work. At the end of the course, design and computer skills and self-confidence of students were improved.

During the spring’03 semester, students were asked to use a computer aided gallery method for assigned projects. The Gallery method is suitable for embodiment problems in engineering design projects because solution proposals in the form of sketches are easily included. It enables both a good collaboration in teams and encourages the individual ideas. This method is implemented to Project Data Management (PDM) software. So, an effective exchange of ideas was possible and documentary records are easily assessed and stored in an organized environment. The most important reason this method that was chosen was to analyze “if the method is suitable for the team members that are placed far from each other”. In this semester, group members worked individually and communicated with each other by computer. All documents that were prepared individually were shared in the internet so that other group members could reach the documents.

During project preparation all groups were observed carefully and every week they were required to make a presentation so that the problems caused by this kind of collaboration study could be noted. This also allowed the supervisor to evaluate the performance of the students.

At the end of the semester, it was observed that the method is also suitable for this kind of online collaboration.

This paper presents the use of the computer aided gallery method and its effect on the team dynamic and resulting problems. “Proceedings of the 2004 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition Copyright © 2004, American Society for Engineering Education"

Tumkor, S., & Aydeniz, A. I., & Fidan, I. (2004, June), Teamwork And Gallery Method In Engineering Design Projects Paper presented at 2004 Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah. 10.18260/1-2--13568

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