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Choosing a Topic. Choosing a Good Topic What Happens After Brainstorming Topics? Strategies for Brainstorming an EDD Topic Brainstorming Review What Do.

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1 Choosing a Topic

2 Choosing a Good Topic What Happens After Brainstorming Topics? Strategies for Brainstorming an EDD Topic Brainstorming Review What Do You Know? What Do You Love? Don’t You Hate It When...

3 Design Process

4 Research and Exploration Design and ConstructionTesting, Documentation, and Presentation Problem SelectionDesign SpecificationTesting Criteria & Method Topic BackgroundDecision MatrixTesting Procedure Problem StatementConcept TestingPhysical Testing Statement of PurposeDesign ProposalRecord Data Cited ValidationGantt Chart (timeline)Critical Design Review Cited JustificationSketching RefinementRedesign and Refine Past & Present SolutionsTechnical DrawingRe-test Market ResearchMaterial ListDetermine Conclusion Problem ProposalCostMultimedia Display Tool SelectionWeb Page Tool SafetyResearch Paper Mock Up & ModelingElectronic Portfolio Prototype Construction Rule of Thirds Problem Selection

5 Choosing a Good Topic –That will keep your interest for the rest of the year. –That is your idea, not another classmate’s or the instructor’s. –In which you have a vested interest. Choose something...

6 Choosing a Good Topic –That is a valid problem. –That is a justifiable problem. –That has the potential to make a difference. Choose something...

7 Strategies for Brainstorming an EDD Topic What Do You Know? What Do You Love? Don’t You Hate It When... ©iStockphoto.com

8 Brainstorming Review A process undertaken to solve a problem by rapidly generating a variety of possible solutions. Rules No criticism allowed Work for quantity Piling on of ideas welcome Free-for-all

9 What Do You Know? Brainstorm a list of what you know best or in what areas you have expertise. –Rank them based on your interest. –Note some areas that might need improvement or redevelopment related to the items on your list.

10 What Do You Love? Brainstorm some topics that you are passionate about, but in which you may not have expertise. –Rank them based on your interest. –Note some areas that might need improvement or redevelopment related to the items on your list. –You might need to conduct further research to learn more about the topic. Passion-driven

11 Brainstorm about situations that are frustrating. –Rank them based on your level of frustration with each. –You might need to conduct further research to learn more about the topic. Don’t You Hate It When... Frustration- driven

12 What Happens After Brainstorming Topics? Step 1 (individual) – Areas of Interest Step 2 (individual) – Large problems within area(s) of interest Step 3 (individual/team) – Manageable problem(s) within area of interest Step 4 (team) – Preliminary research Step 5 (team) – Validate the problem Step 6 (team) – Concise problem statement

13 Design Process

14 Examples of EDD Projects Sip and Drip Fertigator Small Bore Air Rifle Target Changer A Better Crutch Ecco Fridge Paint Ball Hemet

15 Examples of EDD Projects Car Visor Stop Light Assist Garage Door Notification System Practice Pitch Return Visible Toaster

16 Examples of EDD Projects Improved Marching Band Music Holder Portable Basketball System Utili-Tool Snow Blower Clog Remover Portion Control Calculator Forearm Workout Device

17 Examples of EDD Projects Cross Country Training Ski Better Garbage Disposal Snowplow-Proof Mail Box RFDI Tag Controlled Light

18 Examples of EDD Projects Boat Hull Cleaner Temperature Sensing, Self-Regulating Blinds Automatic Watering System (for indoor plants) Tubeless Non- Flattening Tire Hands Free Lighting Device (left) with Circuit and FDM (fused deposition model) (above)

19 Examples of EDD Projects Touch Screen Order Entry System Dog Self-Exercising Machine Electrolysis Devices No Mess Urinal Device

20 Choosing a Topic Choosing a Good Topic Strategies for Brainstorming an EDD Topic Brainstorming Review What Do You Know? What Do You Love? Don’t You Hate It When... What Happens After Brainstorming Topics? Past EDD Projects

21 Image Resources Microsoft, Inc. (n.d.). Clip art. Retrieved from http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/clipart/default.aspx iStockphoto. Retrieved from http://www.istockphoto.com/index.php http://www.istockphoto.com/index.php Dimension Printing. Retrieved from www.dimensionprinting.com www.dimensionprinting.com Thanks to EDD teachers who shared images of student prototypes


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