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dc.contributor.authorSole, Martin
dc.contributor.authorIan, Turner
dc.contributor.authorBarber, Patrick
dc.date.accessioned2021-05-28T09:37:13Z
dc.date.available2021-05-28T09:37:13Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifier.citationSole, M., Turner, I., and Barber, P. (2021) 'Mechanical Engineering Design, Does the Past Hold the Key to the Future?'. The 23rd International Conference on Engineering & Product Design Education, VIA University College. Herning, Denmark, 9-10 September. Scotland: The Design Society, pp. 1-6.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/625788
dc.description.abstractIndustry design of a complex product has always required a cross-disciplinary team of experts. Is it possible to mimic these teams in academia when training the design engineers of the future, and what disciplinary skills will they possess? The exceptional collaboration potential provided by the internet means industry experts can work as a team, and at the same time, reside anywhere in the world. What are the capabilities of teamwork when the team members may never see each other for real? Though a physical prototype is sometimes required, most prototypes are designed and created in the virtual world using 3D modelling. The model can be tested, checked for accuracy, have materials applied, and be created parametrically which allows the products geometry to be reset to different sizes by the designer. Collaboration, effective communication and 3D modelling make it possible to design intricate and complex designs remotely. While we rightly congratulate ourselves on the complexity of modern design and how clever we have become, we must not lose sight of past achievements. Design has become more complex in this modern age, but it would be incorrect to say that complex design did not exist in times past. Before the internet, aircraft were built, global communication systems existed, men went to the moon. What can we learn, if anything, by looking at the methods used to design complex products in the past? How can we apply what we learnt from the past to the future?en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipN/Aen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherThe Design Societyen_US
dc.relation.urlhttps://epde.info/2021/en_US
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.subjectDesignen_US
dc.subjectTeamsen_US
dc.subjectPasten_US
dc.subjectFutureen_US
dc.subjectIndustryen_US
dc.subject3D Modellingen_US
dc.titleMechanical Engineering Design, Does the Past Hold the key to the Future?en_US
dc.typeMeetings and Proceedingsen_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Derbyen_US
dcterms.dateAccepted2021-05-07
refterms.dateFOA2021-05-14T00:00:00Z
dc.author.detail784533en_US


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