Sun. June 14, 2015 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Ballroom 2A, Washington State Convention Center
Free ticketed event
Where do new ideas come from, and how can we as educators encourage our students to create innovative solutions that address complex, global challenges?
The Design Heuristics Method has been proven to help engineers generate novel ideas, transform existing ideas in new directions, create multiple concepts to choose from, and increase the diversity and creativity of the concepts generated. This workshop will provide a method to teach idea generation in engineering courses. Participants will explore Design Heuristics and learn how to integrate this tool into their existing course materials.
Dr. Colin M. Gray
Purdue University-Main Campus, West Lafayette (College of Engineering)
Colin M. Gray is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Iowa State University in the Center for e-Design. He earned a Ph.D. in Instructional Systems Technology from Indiana University, Bloomington. His research focuses on the role of student experience in informing a critical design pedagogy and the ways in which the pedagogy and underlying studio environment inform the development of design thinking, particularly in relation to critique and professional identity formation.
Prof. Seda McKIlligan
Iowa State University
Seda Yilmaz is an Assistant Professor of Industrial Design at Iowa State University. She earned her doctorate from the University of Michigan’s Design Science Program in 2010 with her dissertation titled "Design Heuristics." Her work focuses on design cognition and creativity, cross-disciplinary design team dynamics, information processing in concept generation, and cognitive strategy changes among design domains and implementation of these strategies to pedagogical instructions.
Dr. Shanna R. Daly
University of Michigan
Shanna Daly is an Assistant Research Scientist at the University of Michigan in Engineering Education, earning her doctorate from Purdue University’s Engineering Education program in 2008. Her research focuses on design ideation, innovation practices, and creative processes within engineering, outside of engineering, and cross disciplinarily. Her research includes an emphasis on the translation of research to practice in the form of pedagogy, curriculum development, and faculty support and programming in implementing evidence-based best practices in teaching and learning.