3Goals The Universal System Problem Identification Desired Objective Improve an Existing SystemImprove an Existing Product
4Input GIPOF Process stage. Stakeholders Brainstorming Ideas Team DevelopmentSchedule TimeConcept Mapping & Mind StormingResearch – Build on the past!“Thumbnail Sketches”VisionStrategic PlanSteps to SuccessBudgetAnd More…GIPOFThe key to successful problem solving isto get as much Input as possiblewithin the time constraints so that youhave thought of everything you canbefore moving into theProcess stage.
5Process Professional Development Time Short Term/Long Term Goals Materials“Bench learning” (Amidon, August 2010, Private conversation)Work in ProgressStudent LearningWax and BuffCommunicateAnd more…ProcessThe Big Idea!“Accurate Communication is the key to all human success!” (McCarthy, often).
6OutputEvaluate Your Product1. Formativea. Hypothesis2. Summative
7Feedback Whoops!!! New Ideas New Understandings Better or Smarter way to Accomplish the TaskReflectionDeeper Understanding
9GIPOF is a system to help solve problems. The Universal SystemGIPOF is a system to help solve problems.It is a feedback loop that helps us see where the glitches aretherefore allows us to maximize effort where it is needed (ie.)“We are having communication difficulties…”What is the Goal?What Input do we need to know to approach this issue?What Process will we do to ameliorate the issue?What Output do we have that can be evaluated?ProcessGoalsFeedbackInputOutput
10Process Goals Input Output The Universal System Feedback Feedback is a constant.It is both Formative and Summative.If you get to the Process stage andfind that you are missing keyinformation, supplies, orpersonnel, you go back to Inputand add new info!ProcessGoalsFeedbackInputOutput
11Process Goals Input Output The Universal System Feedback If you get to the Output stage only to find that your results did not meetyour Goals you either need to go back to improve the ProcessesorReturn to Input and add new information and gather more data to startthe loop again!The Universal SystemProcessGoalsFeedbackInputOutput
16Process of Construction Processes are what people do in construction. In general, construction process can be divided into designing, managing, producing, and using.
17Outputs of Construction There are three outputs of construction: structures, new knowledge and techniques, and impacts.
18Feedback 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.
20The Universal System Model A way of thinking about an engineering project in five parts.
21The Universal System Model Has 5 parts:GoalsInputProcessesOutputFeedback
22The Universal System Model GoalsThe reason for the systemExample:Mousetrap Car goal wasto learn about propulsion and friction.
23The Universal System Model InputWhat is put into the system to run itExample:Mousetrap Car input wereCapturing the potential energy of the spring in a stringAttaching the string to the drive axle to move the wheels
24The Universal System Model ProcessThe 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 carfriction along the wheels that may slow down/stop/curve the carcar tipping over when it stopped
25The Universal System Model OutputWhat work comes out of the input and processExample:Mousetrap Car output was…to move the car the greatest distance.
26The Universal System Model FeedbackThe 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.