Antilium Project - ME 699/ PSYCH 808

This is a seminar course with participants from Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Design, Psychology, and the Business School. Students and participating faculty give presentations on relevant research projects and design tools. Exploratory ideas in interdisciplinary design are discussed. Interdisciplinary work by other researchers is reviewed.


Analytical Product Design - ME 499/599

The design of artifacts is addressed from a multidisciplinary perspective that includes engineering, art, psychology, marketing and economics. Using a decision-making framework, emphasis is placed on understanding basic quantitative methods employed by the different disciplines for making design decisions, and on the interdisciplinary interactions throughout the design development process. Students work independently or in teams to explore, develop or test in case studies models that support quantification of the design process. This year, this course will fulfill the senior design requirement as an alternative to ME 450.

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Design and Manufacturing III - ME 450

This is a capstone course for mechanical engineering. Student teams develop design projects by which each student is exposed to the design process from concept through analysis to layout and report. Projects are proposed from the different areas of study within mechanical engineering and reflect the expertise of instructing faculty. Interdisciplinary student collaborations have been initiated through the Antilium project with the University of Michigan School of Art and Design and the Parsons School of Deisgn. In each collaboration, multidisciplinary student teams work together to create and prototype new deisgn concepts.




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