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Paths-to-Peace: A New Method for Teaching Design and Manufacturing

Summary: Paths-to-Peace:
A New Method for Teaching Design and Manufacturing
Alexander Slocum, Shorya Awtar, Ahmed Elmouelhi, Marc Graham, Pat Willoughby
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Avenue, Room 3-445, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 02139
If people can be taught to creatively and efficiently identify
and develop solutions to problems, then they will have a
strong foundation for sustainable development. Paths-to-
Peace is a course we have developed to teach fundamental
principles of design and design management in the context
of creating and manufacturing artwork so that people of all
abilities can simultaneously participate. In addition to
design principles such as reciprocity (if you have a
problem, try the inverse to make it an opportunity), we
have developed the Peer Review Evaluation Process
(PREP) to help people to develop ideas individually, and
then to critique each others' ideas individually, and then to
come together to brainstorm solutions. This paper presents


Source: Awtar, Shorya - Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan


Collections: Engineering