Workshop Session D.4 – Diversity in Engineering Education: Ideation Techniques for Design
Marnie Jamieson, Sean Maw | Many engineering students (and faculty) think ideation means brainstorming. However, other ideation techniques can often provide a more effective and productive session. The purpose of this workshop is to share experience and experiment with various ideation techniques to equip design instructors with additional tools for providing a richer ideation experience to support creative and innovative design at their home institution. Participants will identify effective ideation techniques including ones that may already be used by attendees, explain the bases and purposes of different techniques, and develop experience and skill with ideation techniques by applying them in a group setting. Pre–workshop work is requested. Prospective attendees will be asked to consider which ideation techniques they know and/or use, and the effectiveness of the techniques.