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Celebrate student design project work at EXPE!

Stanford's Mechanical Engineering Design Group invites you to join us as we celebrate our students' creative work in design research, design practice, engineering, and manufacturing.

The Stanford Design EXPErience is a unique, once-a-year opportunity to meet with students, faculty and industry colleagues. This year brings you an expansive range of participating courses, faculty, and students from a broad cross section of design thinking activities at Stanford.

You will find work from the following courses:

ME113: Mechanical Engineering Design
Capstone course. Mechanical engineering design is experienced by students as they work on team projects

ME114: Consumer Analytical Product Design
Holistic design experience for consumer product. Integration of models of engineering function, environmental impact, manufacturing costs, and market conditions. Introduction to life-cycle-analysis to capture environmental impact. Introduction to modeling micro economics, market models, and consumer surveying as applied in product design. Introduction to consumer product cost modeling. Draw from past coursework to build engineering function model. Student teams build and link these models in an optimization framework to maximize profitability and minimize environmental impact. Build prototypes for engineering function and form expression.

ME236: Tales to Design Cars By
Students learn to tell personal narratives and make connections between popular and historic media using the automobile. Explores the meaning and impact of personal and preserved car histories. Storytelling techniques serve to make sense of car experiences; replay memories; examine engagement; understand user interviews. This course celebrates car fascination, and leads the student through finding and telling a car story through the REVS photographic archives, ethnographic research, interviews, and diverse individual and collaborative narrative methods-verbal, non-verbal, and film. Methods draw from socio-cognitive psychology, design thinking, and fine art and are applied to car storytelling. Course culminates in a final story presentation and showcase.

ME310: Global Innovation & Design Thinking
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The Stanford Design EXPErience is June 8, 2017.

Call for 2017 - 2018 Projects! Project development for EXPE and ME 310 2017-18 projects is under way. We will only be able to accept a maximum of 10 projects next year, please contact Prof. Larry Leifer or Prof. Mark Cutkosky if interested.

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