Active Learning Project Sequence: Capstone experience for multi-disciplinary system design and management education

Kosuke Ishii, Olivier De Week, Shinichiro Haruyama, Takashi Maeno, Sun K. Kim, Whitfield Fowler

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Abstract

Whereas team project-based learning of engineering design has attracted wide acceptance, it is still rare to see a curriculum that addresses high level societal needs involving diverse students with technical and non-technical backgrounds and a wide range of practical experience. This paper describes collaborative curriculum development among one Japanese (Keio University) and two US universities (Stanford and MIT). The Active Learning Project Sequence (ALPS) is a capstone experience for Keio's new Graduate School of System Design and Management (SDM). The faculty team combined their experience to use the System Development "V-Model" as a roadmap for the curriculum. ALPS set a high level "Voice of Society," from which the project teams generated solution scenarios, identified requirements, and described the proposed system using appropriate prototypes of not only hardware, but other amorphous means. The theme for 2008 was "Enhancing Senior Life in Japan," which led to project foci on more specific scenarios. This paper illustrates the design of the workshop sequence, in particular, two key learning modules: a) scenario development and prototyping and b) cross-team project evaluation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDS 58-10
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of ICED 09, the 17th International Conference on Engineering Design
Pages57-68
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Dec 1
Event17th International Conference on Engineering Design, ICED 09 - Palo Alto, CA, United States
Duration: 2009 Aug 242009 Aug 27

Publication series

NameDS 58-10: Proceedings of ICED 09, the 17th International Conference on Engineering Design
Volume10

Other

Other17th International Conference on Engineering Design, ICED 09
CountryUnited States
CityPalo Alto, CA
Period09/8/2409/8/27

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Keywords

  • Active Learning
  • Cross-team project evaluation
  • Multi-disciplinary teams
  • Project evaluation scorecard
  • Scenario development
  • System Design and Management
  • System Development V-Model
  • Team project-based learning
  • Voice of Society

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Modelling and Simulation

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Ishii, K., De Week, O., Haruyama, S., Maeno, T., Kim, S. K., & Fowler, W. (2009). Active Learning Project Sequence: Capstone experience for multi-disciplinary system design and management education. In DS 58-10: Proceedings of ICED 09, the 17th International Conference on Engineering Design (pp. 57-68). (DS 58-10: Proceedings of ICED 09, the 17th International Conference on Engineering Design; Vol. 10).