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7th International CONCEIVE DESIGN IMPLEMENT OPERATE Conference (CDIO2011)

Proposed Framework for Transdisciplinary Product and Process Design Education
Author:Daniel Spooner <> (Ecole Polytechnique Montreal)
Jacques Raynauld <> (HEC Montreal)
Philippe Lalande <> (University of Montreal)
Date: 2011-06-20     Track: Main     Session: 1

Breakthrough products and services (ex: iPhone, YouTube, Facebook) show us that they must do more than just “do the job”. They must “do the job” in an overwhelming, industry transforming way to overtake competitors. What can we learn from these successes and how could this change the way we teach our students? How can students be prepared to take an active part in the creation of the next breakthrough products and services in industry? In this paper, we describe an initiative to create a transdisciplinary project learning environment by growing on many interdisciplinary experiences and building on previous multidisciplinary successes.