Engineering Design Process TED 105
Technology Literacy • What does it mean to be “technology literate”? • Means you are able to use, manage, and evaluate technology in your life.
Technology defined • What does “technology” mean? • The process of design that is solving problems with criteria and constraints. • The product, system, or environment that results from the design • The new understanding of knowledge gained through the design and production of a product.
A Technology dependent society? • What are the needs of a technology dependent society? • Technology professionals who can understand design processes and create new products. • Technology experts who can help consumers use and manage those products. • Citizens who can make intelligent technology choices. • Jeffersonian Democracy
Product Life Cycle • Five stages of the life of a product • Design Phase • Manufacturing Phase • Marketing Phase • User Phase • Disposal Phase
Research Time Research one of the following technology design failures: • The Space Shuttle Challenger Explosion • SUV Roll Over • Boston Big Dig Tunnel Collapse • Tacoma Narrow Bridge Collapse
Reflection time Based upon your design failure selection, write a brief summary of the failure and answer the following questions: • What factors contributed to the failure? • Was there unethical behavior exhibited by the professionals? • What principles were violated (Scientific or technological)? • How can society prevent a similar failure from occurring?