Incorporating Social Product Development in distributed collaborative design education

Dazhong Wu, Merlin Morlock, Prateek Pande, David W. Rosen, Dirk Schaefer

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Abstract

Over the past few years, Social Product Development (SPD) has emerged as a new trend to improve traditional engineering design and product realization processes. SPD involves the concepts of crowd sourcing, mass collaboration, customer co-creation, and most recently cloud-based design and manufacturing. One of the key characteristics of SPD is to apply social computing techniques (e.g., social networking sites and online communities) to support different phases of product realization processes. In line with this trend, our objective is to help our students become familiar with this paradigm shift and learn how to solve engineering design problems in a distributed and collaborative setting. Consequently, we have experimented with introducing some aspects of SPD into one of our graduate level engineering design courses. In this paper, we (1) introduce a SPD process that is implemented in the course, (2) present a case study from one of the design teams, and (3) share our experience and lessons with respect to the implementation of the SPD process.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication15th International Conference on Advanced Vehicle Technologies; 10th International Conference on Design Education; 7th International Conference on Micro- and Nanosystems
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers
ISBN (Print)9780791855843
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013
EventASME 2013 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE 2013 - Portland, OR, United States
Duration: Aug 4 2013Aug 7 2013

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference
Volume1

Other

OtherASME 2013 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE 2013
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityPortland, OR
Period8/4/138/7/13

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design

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