Design knowledge coordination: Enhancing novice aerospace engineers' design skills through coordinated decision-making

dc.contributor.advisor Pritchett, Amy R.
dc.contributor.author Fleming Lindsley, Elizabeth
dc.contributor.committeeMember German, Brian J.
dc.contributor.committeeMember Weston, Neil R.
dc.contributor.committeeMember Fischer, Ute
dc.contributor.committeeMember Newstetter, Wendy C.
dc.contributor.committeeMember Turns, Jennifer
dc.contributor.department Aerospace Engineering
dc.date.accessioned 2016-08-22T12:23:06Z
dc.date.available 2016-08-22T12:23:06Z
dc.date.created 2016-08
dc.date.issued 2016-06-17
dc.date.submitted August 2016
dc.date.updated 2016-08-22T12:23:06Z
dc.description.abstract This research contributes to both the aerospace engineering design community and the aerospace engineering education community by defining key indicators of design knowledge coordination as well as outlining indicators to identify and enhance designers’ coordinated decision-making within the aerospace engineering conceptual design process. A framework of structuring design knowledge and design knowledge coordination was characterized from a systematic analysis of literature review, which investigated processes that encompass coordination. This framework was then applied to an authoritative example of coordination within the aerospace engineering design process. Then, a multiple case study was used to analyze observations of student teams in a capstone design course and capture indicators of coordination. Finally, learning goals and design activities were identified to better support students’ design knowledge coordination. Suggested evaluation criteria connect the findings from all three research questions to the design knowledge coordination framework. Results of this research will address the noted gap between aerospace engineering education and the needs of industry for engineering graduates to use effective approaches to engineering design, integration, and synthesis.
dc.description.degree Ph.D.
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1853/55614
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher Georgia Institute of Technology
dc.subject Aerospace engineering design
dc.subject Engineering education
dc.subject Case study research
dc.subject Design knowledge coordination
dc.title Design knowledge coordination: Enhancing novice aerospace engineers' design skills through coordinated decision-making
dc.type Text
dc.type.genre Dissertation
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local.contributor.corporatename College of Engineering
local.contributor.corporatename Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering
local.relation.ispartofseries Doctor of Philosophy with a Major in Aerospace Engineering
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thesis.degree.level Doctoral
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