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The Future of Project-based Learning for Engineering and Management Students: Towards an Advanced Design Thinking Approach

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2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


Salt Lake City, Utah

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June 23, 2018

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June 23, 2018

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July 27, 2018

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Curriculum and the Classroom

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Engineering Management

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Victor Taratukhin SAP America Orcid 16x16

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Victor Taratukhin received his Ph.D. in Engineering Design in 1998 and Ph.D. in Computing Sciences and Engineering in 2002. Victor was a Lecturer in Decision Engineering and Module Leader (IT for Product Realization) at Cranfield University, UK (2001-2004), SAP University Alliances Program Director (2004-2012). He is Next-Gen Network Global Projects
and Regional Director for Silicon Valley and US West at SAP America, Inc., Managing Director, Competence Center ERP at European Research Center for Information Systems (ERCIS), University of Muenster, Germany (2012-present) and was Visiting Professor at Stanford Center for Design Research (CDR) (2015-2016)

Teaching at Stanford (2015-2016)

ME 310I: The Essential Elements of New Product Development: Business and Industry Perspectives

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Natalia Pulyavina Plekhanov Russian University of Economics

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The paper is devoted to the use of design-thinking approach in organization of multidisciplinary students’ project work, specifically for Academia – Industry collaboration. The methodology will offer full-scale support for developing of Design thinking essential elements: People, Space, Method/Processes.

SAP Academic Initiative - the SAP Next-Gen program is an innovation platform for the SAP ecosystem enabling companies, partners and universities to connect and innovate with purpose linked to the UN Global Goals. SAP Next-Gen Lab concept is as essential element of SAP Next-Gen program. Design thinking is integrated part of project based education at SAP Next-Gen Labs. The importance to create interdisciplinary team of students, with diverse education and culture backgrounds is explained. The principles of Advanced Design Thinking approach for SAP Next-Gen Labs for both Management and Engineering discipline students was described using Stanford ME310 course and recently opened Next-Gen Lab at Plekhanov Russian University of Economics.

Keywords: Engineering and management students, interdisciplinary teams, design-thinking, project, team working methods, project-based learning, ideology, prototyping, testing.

Taratukhin, V., & Pulyavina, N. (2018, June), The Future of Project-based Learning for Engineering and Management Students: Towards an Advanced Design Thinking Approach Paper presented at 2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Salt Lake City, Utah. 10.18260/1-2--31102

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