June 15, 2014
June 15, 2014
June 18, 2014
Entrepreneurship & Engineering Innovation
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The Innovation Canvas: An Instructor’s Guide.The Innovation Canvas is a graphical/textual tool that enables engineers involved in the designprocess to keep track of the context in which they are developing technical solutions. While itcan be used by practicing design groups, the Canvas has been developed primarily as an aid toteaching undergraduates the design process in a way that stresses effective innovation andentrepreneurship approaches. Using the Canvas ensures that design teams focus on the valueproposition of their solution, as well as market issues and functional decomposition. These areoften areas to which undergraduates have little exposure, but are central to helping them thinklike innovators and entrepreneurs.While the Canvas is a potentially powerful tool for design education, early field tests indicatedthat the learning curve for instructors when implementing this tool is fairly steep. To addressthis issue, we assembled a cross-disciplinary team of instructors with varying levels ofexperience in design education to work with the Innovation Canvas and develop tools andtechniques to help design instructors become comfortable with using the Canvas.The team developed many tools to help instructors overcome the learning curve for using theCanvas. These included the use of design videos, reverse engineering examples, examples ofspecific analyses embedded within the Canvas and case studies. Our paper will illustrate theseexamples with the goal of serving as a guide for instructors interested in implementing theInnovation Canvas in their classes or projects.
Ahmed, J., & Rogge, R. D., & Kline, W. A., & Bunch, R. M., & Mason, T. W., & Wollowski, M., & Livesay, G. A. (2014, June), The Innovation Canvas: An Instructor's Guide Paper presented at 2014 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Indianapolis, Indiana. 10.18260/1-2--23162
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