BE-102 Introduction To Design and Engineering First Module Introduction

Introduction To Design and Engineering

 What is Design?

You Can Find Design Everywhere


Design is conceiving and giving form to artefact's that solve problems………
Design is not mathematics !!!
Yes….Design is a Science too
Knowledge ascertained by observation and experiment, critically tested, systematized, and brought under general principles
Design using technology but it is not only technology !
Technology is the b

ranch of knowledge which deals with the conversion of raw materials into articles of utility.
This requires knowledge about:
Tools and equipment's
It is not 100% Engineering
Engineering is the application of mathematics, empirical evidence and scientific, economic, social, and practical knowledge in order to invent, innovate, design, build, maintain, research, and improve structures, machines, tools, systems, components, materials, and processes.Or Arts and science of utilizing the forces and materials of nature for the benefit of mankind and for the direction of man’s activities towards this end.
Science gives the Principle for temperature measurement -Thermal expansion of solids and liquids
Engineering uses this principle to design a thermometer
Technology bring the concept into real world
Art make it comfortable and more ergonomic
… and so, Humans learned  design
basically from the Nature…
and he continues to do so…
It test the viability of theoretical assumptions
It trace out possible errors and improve product
It may leads to new ideas and innovations
Logical thinking and Judgment
Logic requires the act of reasoning by humans in order to form thoughts and opinions, as well as classifications and judgment
Organizing results under general principles
Collective thinking
Mapping requirements and principles
Analyse the results
Re engineer the idea based on results
Application of principles
Lets do it
Integration of Science, Technology & Art through Engineering
Still you may face different problems keep solving issues
After optimization you will have your product
There is no ultimate designs keep improving your product
Integrate added advantages
Try alternate solutions
Observations and identify the problem
 Logical thinking and Judgment
 Organizing results under general principles
 Application of principles

Let's Design

Karl T Ulrich, Design creation of artifacts in society
Balmer, R. T., Keat, W. D., Wise, G., and Kosky, P., Exploring Engineering
Don Norman,  Design of everything
Don Norman, Living with complexity
Presentation on ‘Innovation let it ignite a fire on you’ by Dr. Jippu Jacob
Ertas, A., Jones, J. C., The Engineering Design Process, John Wiley and Sons, New York, 1996.
Lumsdaine, E., Lumsdaine, M., Shelnutt, J. W., Creative Problem Solving and Engineering Design, McGraw-Hill, Inc., New York, 1999.
 Sanders, M. S., McCormick, E. J., Human Factors in Engineering and Design, McGraw-Hill, Inc., New York, 1993.
Dym, C. L., Little, P., Engineering Design: A Project-Based Introduction, John Wiley, New York, 1999.
Hyman, B., Fundamental of Engineering Design, Prentice Hall, New Jersey, 1998

Regardz to,
Naseel Ibnu Azeez.M.P
Asst. Professor,
Dept. of Mechanical Engineering,
MEA-Engineering College,


So helpful and nice ppt

Sharafudheen C P delete 30 January, 2016

well done Nazeel sir

very good one........