2016 Engineering Design Project C

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Graduate major in Engineering Sciences and Design
Saito Shigeki  Sakamoto Hiraku  Mougenot Celine  Oda Mitsushige  Shinno Hidenori  Horie Mikio  Iijima Junichi  Matsumura Shigeki  Yoshida Kazuhiro  Hasegawa Osamu  Kitazume Masaki  Kishimoto Kikuo  Saijo Miki  Fujii Haruyuki  Inaba Kazuaki  Takeda Yukio  Kurabayashi Daisuke  Park Jaehyun  Takeda Yoko  Yagisawa Masaki  Terui Ryo 
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Course description and aims

The aim of this class is to provide students an opportunity to exercise the design of user experience, software, and hardware that can solve the problem given for individual groups on the basis of "Design Thinking" approach. Each design prompt for the problem comes from an inspiration from the real world. The students are supposed to work as groups consisting of 4 or 5 members having different expertise. In solving the problem, the students are requested to learn the viewpoint of human-centered design using "Design Thinking". The way of ideation is typically unlike the viewpoint of technical-seeds oriented. The students are also supposed to learn the fundamental of the project management in order to lead the project of which members have different backgrounds.

Student learning outcomes

The goal is to obtain the capability of designing and presenting the solution that can solve the problem given through the use of "Design Thinking" approach as a group. The problem is provided typically on the basis of the inspiration from the real world. The outcome of the project should include the functional prototype that can give people the real user experience which will be designed in this class.


Design Thinking, Project-Based-Learning (PBL)

Competencies that will be developed

Intercultural skills Communication skills Specialist skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

Students are supposed to have a group work under instructors' supervision. The class style is Project-Based-Learning (PBL).

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Each instructor specifies her/his class schedule. Each instructor indicates assignment.


Each instructor specifies textbooks.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

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Related courses

  • ESD.A402 : Design Thinking Fundamentals
  • ESD.A501 : Engineering Design Project A
  • ESD.A502 : Engineering Design Project B

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

Each instructor specifies requirements for her/his class.

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