After a brief introduction to design, participants investigate various failure examples, then lead themselves to the discovery and on-the-job application of axioms that bring a non-technical, yet crucial, sense of wisdom to the engineering design and project management decision-making processes.
This course is for NASA engineers and project managers who are interested in understanding the role of historical case studies and engineering failures in critical thinking and good engineering design processes, and learning how to avoid classic design errors.
Technical Areas Addressed
- Seven Key Engineering Design Principles and Classic Design Errors
- Critical Thinking
- Technical Decision Making, and Engineering Best Practices
- Non-Analytical Aspects of Design
- Practice of Researching Case Studies and Lessons Learned in Everyday Design Processes
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All supplemental resources are NASA accessible only unless otherwise noted.