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1 The Universal Systems Model MVMMS Tech Ed November, 2011

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3 Goals a)Desired Objective b)Improve an Existing System c)Improve an Existing Product Problem Identification 3

4 1.Stakeholders 2.Brainstorming Ideas 3.Team Development 4.Schedule Time 5.Concept Mapping & Mind Storming 6.Research – Build on the past! 7.Thumbnail Sketches 8.Vision 9.Strategic Plan 10.Steps to Success 11.Budget 12.And More… I nput G I POF The key to successful problem solving is to get as much Input as possible within the time constraints so that you have thought of everything you can before moving into the Process stage. 4

5 1.Professional Development Time 2.Short Term/Long Term Goals 3.Materials 4.Bench learning (Amidon, August 2010, Private conversation) 5.Work in Progress 6.Student Learning 7.Wax and Buff 8.Communicate 9.And more… Process The Big Idea! Accurate Communication is the key to all human success! (McCarthy, often). 5

6 Evaluate Your Product 1. Formative a. Hypothesis 2. Summative Output 6

7 1.Whoops!!! 2.New Ideas 3.New Understandings 4.Better or Smarter way to Accomplish the Task 5.Reflection 6.Deeper Understanding Feedback 7

8 Input Feedback Output Process Goals 8

9 Input Feedback Output Process Goals 9 GIPOF is a system to help solve problems. It is a feedback loop that helps us see where the glitches are therefore allows us to maximize effort where it is needed (ie.) We are having communication difficulties… a.What is the Goal? b.What Input do we need to know to approach this issue? c.What Process will we do to ameliorate the issue? d.What Output do we have that can be evaluated?

10 Input Feedback Output Process Goals 10 Feedback is a constant. It is both Formative and Summative. If you get to the Process stage and find that you are missing key information, supplies, or personnel, you go back to Input and add new info!

11 Input Feedback Output Process Goals 11 If you get to the Output stage only to find that your results did not meet your Goals you either need to go back to improve the Processes or Return to Input and add new information and gather more data to start the loop again!

12 Input Feedback Output Process Goals 12

13 Purdue University Engineering

14 Universal Systems Model

15 Inputs of Construction

16 Process of Construction Processes are what people do in construction. In general, construction process can be divided into designing, managing, producing, and using.

17 Outputs of Construction There are three outputs of construction: structures, new knowledge and techniques, and impacts.

18 Feedback of Construction Feedback mechanisms are used to make sure the goal of the system is met and to control or prevent negative impacts, Feedback monitors the system and makes adjustment when necessary.


20 The Universal System Model A way of thinking about an engineering project in five parts.

21 The Universal System Model Has 5 parts: Goals Input Processes Output Feedback

22 The Universal System Model Goals – The reason for the system Example: Mousetrap Car goal was to learn about propulsion and friction.

23 The Universal System Model Input – What is put into the system to run it Example: Mousetrap Car input were – Capturing the potential energy of the spring in a string – Attaching the string to the drive axle to move the wheels

24 The Universal System Model Process – The things that go on when the system is running. Example: Mousetrap Car processes were… – the movement of the lever arm to turn the drive axle and propel the car – friction along the wheels that may slow down/stop/curve the car – car tipping over when it stopped

25 The Universal System Model Output – What work comes out of the input and process Example: Mousetrap Car output was… – to move the car the greatest distance.

26 The Universal System Model Feedback – The reaction of the input, output and process of a system. – The return of information about your system. Example: Mousetrap Car feedback was… – The distance your car went.

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