Choosing a Topic Choosing a Topic Choosing a
- Slides: 21
Choosing a Topic
Choosing a Topic • • Choosing a Good Topic What Happens After Brainstorming Topics? Strategies for Brainstorming an EDD Topic Brainstorming Review What Do You Know? What Do You Love? Don’t You Hate It When. . .
Rule of Thirds Research and Exploration Problem Selection Topic Background Problem Statement of Purpose Cited Validation Cited Justification Past & Present Solutions Market Research Problem Proposal Design and Construction Design Specification Decision Matrix Concept Testing Design Proposal Gantt Chart (timeline) Sketching Refinement Technical Drawing Material List Cost Tool Selection Tool Safety Mock Up & Modeling Prototype Construction Testing, Documentation, and Presentation Testing Criteria & Method Testing Procedure Physical Testing Record Data Critical Design Review Redesign and Refine Re-test Determine Conclusion Multimedia Display Web Page Research Paper Electronic Portfolio
Choosing a Good Topic Choose something. . . – That will keep your interest for the rest of the year. – That is your idea, not another classmate’s or the instructor’s. – In which you have a vested interest.
Choosing a Good Topic Choose something. . . – That is a valid problem. – That is a justifiable problem. – That has the potential to make a difference.
Strategies for Brainstorming an EDD Topic Don’t You Hate It When. . . ©i. Stockphoto. com What Do You Know? What Do You Love?
Brainstorming Review A process undertaken to solve a problem by rapidly generating a variety of possible solutions. Rules • No criticism allowed • Work for quantity • Piling on of ideas welcome • Free-for-all
What Do You Know? Brainstorm a list of what you know best or in what areas you have expertise. – Rank them based on your interest. – Note some areas that might need improvement or redevelopment related to the items on your list.
What Do You Love? P i s as • Brainstorm some topics that you are passionate about, but in which you may not have expertise. – Rank them based on your interest. – Note some areas that might need improvement or redevelopment related to the items on your list. – You might need to conduct further n e research to learn more about the v i r -d topic. n o
Don’t You Hate It When. . . • Brainstorm about situations that are frustrating. – Rank them based on your level of frustration with each. – You might need to conduct further research to learn more about the topic. t a r t s Fru en v i r d n io
What Happens After Brainstorming Topics? Step 1 (individual) – Areas of Interest Step 2 (individual) – Large problems within area(s) of interest Step 3 (individual/team) – Manageable problem(s) within area of interest Step 4 (team) – Preliminary research Step 5 (team) – Validate the problem Step 6 (team) – Concise problem statement
Examples of EDD Projects Sip and Drip A Better Crutch Small Bore Air Rifle Target Changer Ecco Fridge Fertigator Paint Ball Hemet
Examples of EDD Projects Garage Door Notification System Car Visor Stop Light Assist Practice Pitch Return Visible Toaster
Examples of EDD Projects Improved Marching Band Music Holder Utili-Tool Snow Blower Clog Remover Portable Basketball System Forearm Workout Device Portion Control Calculator
Examples of EDD Projects Cross Country Training Ski Snowplow-Proof Mail Box RFDI Tag Controlled Light Better Garbage Disposal
Examples of EDD Projects Hands Free Lighting Device (left) with Circuit and FDM (fused deposition model) (above) Boat Hull Cleaner Automatic Watering System (for indoor plants) Tubeless Non. Flattening Tire Temperature Sensing, Self-Regulating Blinds
Examples of EDD Projects Touch Screen Order Entry System Dog Self-Exercising Machine No Mess Urinal Device Electrolysis Devices
Choosing a Topic • • Choosing a Good Topic Strategies for Brainstorming an EDD Topic Brainstorming Review What Do You Know? What Do You Love? Don’t You Hate It When. . . What Happens After Brainstorming Topics? Past EDD Projects
Image Resources Microsoft, Inc. (n. d. ). Clip art. Retrieved from http: //office. microsoft. com/en-us/clipart/default. aspx i. Stockphoto. Retrieved from http: //www. istockphoto. com/index. php Dimension Printing. Retrieved from www. dimensionprinting. com Thanks to EDD teachers who shared images of student prototypes