There’s a great example of the design process in action at viget.com: a robot that cleans whiteboards. Have a read through the article, then return here to answer these questions.

  • The design process they use seems different. They talk about things like brainstorming and prototyping. How different is it?
  • How does the author describe the design process (or as he describes it, engineering design)? Explain what the author means in your own words.
  • How successful were they at solving the problem?

Whenever you encounter a question like this in this course, it means I want you to do the following:

  • Post your answers in the comments below.
  • Read what other people answered and compare them to your answer. Is there anything you can learn from these differences?
  • Read the discussion on the next page.

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Module 1: Introduction
Module 2: Defining the problem
Module 3: Researching the data
Module 4: Imagining possibilities
Module 5: Designing the solution
Module 6: Experimenting
Module 7: Case study: This Course
Module 8: Where to from here?

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