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7th International CONCEIVE DESIGN IMPLEMENT OPERATE Conference (CDIO2011)

The challenge of conceiving: Approaches to problem identification and framing
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Author:Ulrik Jørgensen <uj@man.dtu.dk> (Technical Univeristy of Denmark)
Claus Thorp Hansen <ctha@man.dtu.dk> (Technical University of Denmark)
Date: 2011-06-20     Track: Main     Session: 1
DOI:10.4122/1.1000054532
DOI:10.4122/1.1000054533

One of the big challenges in the CDIO approach to engineering education is the first part focusing on conceiving problems to be handled and eventually solved. Without claiming that we have the solution to all facets of the problem conception phase of engineering design we present two approaches to problem identification, which we have developed, applied and refined. The first is providing an approach to map the arenas of development that influence the context of materials, visions and actors. The second is providing an approach to the co-evolution of problem space and solution space into a matching pair.