Category Archives: Design Method

NVDE at Weekend Design Challenge 2016

The New Venture Design Experience (NVDE) started its second year with the welcoming of the Weekend Design Challenge (WDC). 41 students from all UPRM faculties and a professor from the Humanities Department participated in conferences and hands-on activities to learn … Continue reading

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Summit on Global Sustainability in Engineering Education

 
So what is sustainability? The simple definition that I like is: sustainability is the ability to continue a defined behavior indefinitely. Sustainability has three main pillars: social, economic, and environmental. This last one is the more commonly addressed by society … Continue reading

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NVDE Observation presentations (Guest Post by Manuel Perez)

As part of the milestone path within the Design Thinking and Consumer Behavior courses, students were asked to go and collect information from the community. In order to complete their task, each team focused their questions around six topics: Food … Continue reading

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Effort, dedication, innovation and entrepreneurship among students of UPR- Mayagüez

This article is reproduce and translated here with the authorization of the original source.
http://dialogoupr.com/noticia/upr/esfuerzo-esmero-innovacion-y-empresarismo-entre-los-estudiantes-del-rum/
Effort, dedication, innovation and entrepreneurship among students of UPR- Mayagüez
By: Dr. Mari Luz Ramos Zapata.
The University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus celebrated the first Weekend Design Challenge … Continue reading

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Weekend Design Challenge (Student Photo Journal)

This post is a summary from the point of view of the students of what happened in the Weekend Design Challenge, part of the New Venture Design Experience.  Student Sergio Marrero, an avid photographer and Idea Platform member, volunteer to … Continue reading

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Weekend Design Challenge!

Want to learn the design thinking methodology in one weekend?
WEEKEND DESIGN CHALLENGE
The Weekend Design Challenge (WDC) is a event composed of seminars and hands on workshops that will guide students through the design thinking methodology from idea to product in … Continue reading

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Repost: Quantifying Design Aesthetics – My TEDxUND talk

Today marks a year since I gave my TEDxUND Talk, to mark the occasion I’m reposting the original post that I wrote after the presentation was available online.  What follow is the original post:
A few years ago I started watching … Continue reading

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Pugh Method: How to decide between different designs?

How can engineers decide systematically between different designs? How can engineers do a concept evaluation and selection?
One method, called Pugh method, helps engineers in design decisions by establishing a procedure to choose the best design from the considered designs.  This … Continue reading

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Best advice to Formula SAE, Baja SAE and any other student built projects.

This video can be the introduction to any Formula SAE, Baja SAE, and any other SAE Collegiate Design Series competition.
Questions like:
“How do I start designing a Formula SAE vehicle?”
“How do I organize a Formula SAE team?”
and many others are answered … Continue reading

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