Presentation on theme: "Design is the process of creating things by planning"— Presentation transcript:
1Design is the process of creating things by planning Design is the process of creating things by planning. Engineers and the engineering design process have influenced most of our designed world.Technology Interactions
2What Is Technology?Technology is the use of knowledge to extend abilities, satisfy needs and wants, and solve problems.The driving force in developing new technologies is human creativity.Modern, complex technologies are the result of human creativity improving simple technologies.
3The Development of Technology Technology has developed over thousands of years.Changes in technology often lead to changes in human society.Agricultural technologies replaced hunting and gathering lifestyles.The steam engine helped begin the Industrial Age.Transistors and computers helped create the Information Age.
4The Agricultural AgeThe Agricultural Age began about 10,000 years ago. The economy was based on growing crops and raising livestock.
5The Industrial AgeThe Industrial Age began about The economy was based on manufacturing.
6The Information AgeThe Information Age began around and continues today. The economy is based on knowledge.
7The Design Process Identify a need or define the problem. Gather information.Develop possible solutions.Model the solution.Test and evaluate the solution.Refine the solution.Communicate your ideas.
8Who Designs Solutions?Engineers and the engineering design process have influenced most of the things that make up our human-made world.
9“Classic” Engineers Civil Mechanical Mining Chemical Electrical/electronic
10The New Generation of Engineers ManufacturingAerospaceMaterialsEnvironmentalComputer