|Project||For this course, each student team must complete and submit a project that
provides an innovative solution to a product, process, societal problem or to an
innocentive challenge. The project is worth 100 points for the project
itself and 25 points for team weighting (see below). Projects may be one
of three types:|
Regardless of project type, all projects, inventions, or challenges need to
demonstrate an innovative solution methodology that incorporates ideas,
constraints, and some criteria for selection. Specifically, your
innovation or solution must incorporate at least one of the following:
whole brain thinking, factor weighting method, Pugh method, or TRIZ.
Specifics on points for each project type follows.
|New Product||The new product idea must demonstrate a viable product that demonstrates a
real need. The product report may be either a poster (such as those found
in CM) or project report or both. The poster / report must provide
documentation on product need, alternatives, constraints, and criteria for
selection. Product must include a preliminary drawing for the product
idea. Project report must be grammatically free of errors and must follow the
campus writing rubric.
|The product innovation must demonstrate a significantly new innovation to an
existing product or service. The innovation must demonstrate that
incorporation of the design would satisfy a real need. The innovation must
provide documentation on alternatives, constraints and selection criteria and
should include a preliminary drawing for the product innovation. Project
report must be grammatically free of errors and must follow the campus writing
Projects based on the innocentive challenge must include a full description of the challenge, alternatives considered, and criteria for selection. If a product design challenge, a preliminary drawing should be included. If a pavillion problem solution must demonstrate a degree of inventiveness that provides a viable solution to the problem. Innocentive solutions require a poster reporting format.
|Team Wts||Each team member is required to evaluate each member of his/her team via the
CATME for 5 points. In addition, each member must submit a team weighting
for members of the team. These are to be submitted to the instructor only.
Weights allowable total 20 pts x the number of members on the team.
Consider Erin, Brendan, Kathryn, and Keegan on team A. Score submissions
might be as follows.|
Erin Brendan Kathryn Keegan
Erin 25 20 15 20
Brendan 30 20 20 10
Kathryn 20 15 25 15
Keegan 20 20 20 20
Assuming each completed the CATME, final team points would be 24, 20, 20, 16 for Erin, Brendan, Kathryn, and Keegan respectively.