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Analysis of Capstone Design Reports: Visual Representations

[+] Author Affiliations
Sophoria Westmoreland, Ashley Grenier, Linda C. Schmidt

University of Maryland, College Park, MD

Paper No. DETC2008-49378, pp. 403-410; 8 pages
  • ASME 2008 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference
  • Volume 5: 13th Design for Manufacturability and the Lifecycle Conference; 5th Symposium on International Design and Design Education; 10th International Conference on Advanced Vehicle and Tire Technologies
  • Brooklyn, New York, USA, August 3–6, 2008
  • Conference Sponsors: Design Engineering Division and Computers in Engineering Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-4329-1 | eISBN: 0-7918-3831-5
  • Copyright © 2008 by ASME


Engineers require effective written communication skills, including the appropriate presentation of mechanical design information in visual format. A study of 48 Capstone Design Reports submitted over a period 5 semesters gives insight into the choices students make when selecting visual representations for describing designs. Student choices reflect assignment requirements, student preference, student skill level, and perceived appropriateness of representation type. This study presents observations on the use of visuals in a set of Capstone Design Reports with particular emphasis on sketches.

Copyright © 2008 by ASME
Topics: Design



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