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Fall 2010 Assigned: Class 6b
Homework No. 7
SUMMARY OF READING AND UPCOMING DELIVERABLES DUE HC E Reading: Converting Need into Demand, or Putting People First (Chapter 9 – Final Ed.) 7b User-Centered Design and Needfinding (Ch 18 - Final Ed.) 7b Model Eliciting Activities (Ch 11 - Final Ed.) 7b • Criteria and Evaluation (Section 11.3 - pp. 186-187) Homework Problems [100 Points]: Problem 1 (20 pts): QA10 – School of Construction Engineering & Management 7b Problem 2 (20 pts): QA11 – School of Industrial Engineering 7b Problem 3 (20 pts): Criteria Construction 7b Problem 4 (20 pts): UCD Scavenger Hunt 7b Project/MEA: MEA: Peer Review Calibration and Comparison to Expert 7b MEA: Peer Review 7b Commuter System of 2020: Milestone 2 7b HC = Hard copy E = Electronic submission
PROBLEM 1 (20 pts)
(This problem is to be completed individually) Question and Answer Session Preparation – Construction Engineering and Management (CEM) Overview: The Division of Construction Engineering and Management (CEM) at Purdue teaches students engineering skills and processes required to construct various types of facilities from project conception through completion and turn-over to the owner (Project Life Cycle). This degree program captures the excitement of the construction industry by offering the students an educational journey that integrates on-campus classes with real world job experience. The goal of this assignment is to familiarize you with the CEM program and some of the major components necessary to Manage and Build Construction projects utilizing engineering knowledge and skills. Assignment: Step 1: Download the Homework #7 answer sheet from the Homework folder on Blackboard. Rename the file with your section number and username and save file to your H: drive. Step 2: Visit the Division of Construction Engineering and Management website at https://engineering.purdue.edu/CEM. Q1. Click the Academics tab. What makes Purdue’s CEM stand out among construction programs nationwide? Hint: How do CEM students at Purdue gain valuable in-the-field experience? Q2. On the Academics tab, click the Industry Opportunities link on the right side of the page to go to the Job Search page. If you have trouble, use this URL: https://engineering.purdue.edu/CEM/Academics/IndustryOpps. Click the Search button without typing anything in the Query box to display a list of job opportunities in the construction industry. Browse a few of these jobs and then list what construction engineers and managers do. Identify one job you’d like to know more about. Q3. Follow this link: https://engineering.purdue.edu/CEM/AboutUs/News/Events/OurCEMInternsAtWork to view photos of our current CEM students at work during the summer and the types of projects on
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Quality and Safety Plans c. http://gulfconstructionworldwide.ENGR 13100 Fall 2010 Assigned: Class 6b Homework No. Identify two construction projects are currently ongoing or being planned. Q1. Support Equipment.) Q1.aspx?aid=12133 lists several projects. etc). Estimating Project Costs e. Determine major sub-items for each item chosen. Examine the undergraduate CEM program at Purdue and its Plan of Study (courses offered and required). Staffing and Organization needed to Manage Projects – Home and Field Offices i. roads. For example. and system integrator. The field is traditionally thought of as consisting of four fundamental areas: human factors. 7 which they are working (high-rise building. Construction Documents – Plans & Specs. Determination of Efficient On-Site Project Management Facilities (Offices. PROBLEM 2 (20 pts) (This problem is to be completed individually) Question and Answer Session Preparation – Industrial Engineering (IE) Overview: Industrial Engineering is concerned with the analysis and design of systems and procedures for organizing the basic components of production (people. Submittals. Pick a project and imagine that you are in charge of it. Deliverables for Problem 1: 1. Submit a hard copy of the Homework #7 individual answer sheet with a homework coversheet for Problems 1-3. operations research and production management. Q2. manufacturing systems. materials. information. and energy) to achieve specific objectives. designer. The most distinct aspect of industrial engineering is the flexibility it offers. Identify one type of project you’d want to learn more about. select 2 items to study.com/pages/article. and the management and behavioral sciences to function as a problem solver. etc. Research the items selected and prepare to discuss the following for each: Components of a Project Life Cycle a. An industrial engineer draws upon knowledge of mathematics. Perform a search on the internet to learn more about the types of projects under construction. Project Scheduling f. innovator. Construction Financing – Project Cash Flow over Life of Project d. Project Site Preparation h. think about the field of Industrial Engineering. the physical and engineering sciences. equipment. Equipment Selection g. Step 3: Abu Dhabi of the United Arab Emirates currently has numerous construction projects ongoing. and to think about Page 2 of 7 . How does the coursework equip you with necessary skills and knowledge to oversee the project (give at least one specific example)? Step 4: From the list below (items a through i). Determine Scope and Engineering Requirements of Planned Projects b. Q2. Q3. Discuss potential problems that may arise and possible impacts on a project. coordinator. The following questions have been developed with the aim of encouraging you to explore the Purdue School of Industrial Engineering website. Describe the item and its relevance to the construction process.
Q2. the left-hand column lists a set of descriptions used on the bottle for the company’s “Natural Dish Liquid” soap. In addition. Provide brief responses (2-3 sentences). which can be found on the website. Describe two critical aspects of well-constructed criteria. PROBLEM 3 (20 pts) – Criteria Construction (This problem is to be completed individually) Step 1: Review the assigned reading (Chapter 11. 186-187) Step 2: Record your answers to the following questions in the Homework #7 answer sheet under Problem 3. used for hand-washing dishes.3. measurable. Step 3: The National Academy of Engineers has proposed 14 grand challenges for the future.ENGR 13100 Fall 2010 Assigned: Class 6b Homework No. select one of the four IE fundamental disciplines and discuss how this discipline could tackle that challenge. Assignment: Step 1: Industrial engineering is traditionally thought of as consisting of four fundamental areas. in tackling these challenges. including in the development. [Two of these three. Step 4: Of these 14 challenges. Information about these challenges can be found at http://www. select one more fundamental IE discipline and discuss how both of these IE disciplines can interact together and tackle that challenge. Step 5: For each of these 2 challenge areas. then save the document. Step 6: Now for these same 2 areas. Q1. Provide brief responses (2-3 sentences). nor does this product include animal ingredients. How would you turn these descriptors into well-constructed criteria? Base your re-statements on what you imagine the company means by each descriptor – there is no need to independently research this product. Deliverables for Problem 2: 1.engineeringchallenges.org/. robotics etc. What are these areas? Step 2: List 5 faculty in the School of Industrial Engineering and an application area that they conduct research in (for example. manufacturing and packaging of their products. Read the Grand Challenges booklet.). Product descriptor Natural Non-toxic Safe Effective Your re-statement of the descriptor as a well-constructed criterion Page 3 of 7 . differentiates options] Seventh Generation is a company that manufactures cleaning and household products that are environmentally conscious in various ways. different wording permitted: Clear. which 2 do you think are the most important? Why? Provide brief responses (2-3 sentences). the company does not test products on animals. healthcare. particularly Industrial Engineering’s role. pp. In the table below. 7 challenges facing society and Engineering’s role. Submit a hard copy of the Homework #7 individual answer sheet with a homework coversheet for Problems 1-3.
ENGR 13100 Fall 2010 Assigned: Class 6b Homework No. PROBLEM 4 (20 Points) – UCD Scavenger Hunt (This problem is to be completed as a team) Step 1: Collect digital photos of 4 objects on or around campus that you will argue were not designed with human users involved at the beginning of the process. 7 Q3. In HW3. you were asked to calculate the CAFE rates of an imaginary fleet of cars. Submit a hard copy of the Homework #7 team answer sheet with a homework coversheet for Problem 4. What is the aspect of this object that makes you think users were not involved in the design process from the beginning? Why is this aspect problematic. you may use it to take the photos. You should resize the photos so that each one fits in the regular text space of the page. Q2. if you do not have access to a digital camera. Step 2: Insert the photos into the Homework #7 answer sheet slot for this question. MEA Peer Review Calibration and Comparison to Expert (This project is to be completed individually) (This problem is part of your MEA grade) Page 4 of 7 . If you were asked to improve the fuel efficiency of the fleet by 20%. Submit a hard copy of the Homework #7 individual answer sheet with a homework coversheet for Problems 1-3. how might you craft his request into a well-constructed set of criteria (i.e. Deliverables for Problem 5: 1. Step 3: For each photo. answer the following questions: Q1. Q4. Note: Make sure the answers to these questions are not “hidden” behind the photos in the answer sheet.edu/hsse/infopages/equipmentCheckOut. such as a cell phone or iPod). and for what population of users? Q3.purdue. Submit an electronic copy of your the Homework #7 team answer sheet designated drop box in Blackboard.html. What is the object you have photographed as not designed with human users in mind from the beginning of the process? Describe any key features we should notice in the photo.lib. what would you measure)? Deliverables for Problem 3: 1. More information about the Hicks checkout process is at http://www. Describe your suggestion for one alternative design that would address the concern you outlined in Q2. Note: If you have your own digital camera (or have an electronic device that takes digital photos. Hicks Undergraduate Library has 30 digital cameras available for checkout for 1-3 days with a Purdue ID. 2. Describe one well-formed criterion that could help demonstrate your design is better than the original design.
Focused on content rather than the team of individuals that wrote the MEA solution 1. Based on your written comments to parts 2 a-b above: Select the level to which you believe the team addressed the complexity of the problem. Modifiability. you will evaluate two teams’ MEA First Draft work along four dimensions: Mathematical Model. you will practice giving feedback on the work of two sample student teams through a Calibrated Peer Critique. Respectful Specific . fundamental) changes to improve their MEA solution. etc. major. 7 The purpose of the Peer Review is to provide a critical evaluation of another team’s work such that the team can use your feedback to improve their solution. In the textbox provided. Keep in mind that “good” feedback is: Clear and organized Provides specific examples and suggestions for improvement that help the team revise their MEA solution. The Peer Critique Feedback and Assessment Form you will be completing appears on the right side of the screen.g. practical. b. #11. providing quantitative results for #3. provide constructive recommendations on how to better address the complexity of the problem or eliminate errors. and #17. After you have provided feedback on the sample team’s work. This appears on the left side of the screen.com The instructions below walk you through the items that must be completed in a MEA Peer Critique. You will access Calibration 1 through the MEA portal at: http://mealearning. Once you have reviewed the expert evaluation. Your feedback should enable and encourage the team receiving your critique to make substantive (e. Through this assignment. Also. Select if the team used all the data provided or they reasonably explained why they chose to not use all of the data provided. An ability to critically evaluate other people’s work and provide constructive feedback that encourages improvement is a necessary professional skill that takes practice. Under the Mathematical Model heading in the textbox provided. Page 5 of 7 . briefly summarize in your own words the mathematics used in the procedure. a. you will have access to an example of how an expert evaluated that same sample team. you will be asked to reflect on three ways that you can improve your ability to provide a MEA Peer Critique. Re-Usability. and Share-ability. you must actually try to apply the team’s procedure. In the last Mathematical Model section textbox. c.ENGR 13100 Fall 2010 Assigned: Class 6b Homework No. Use the student survey data stored as travel_mode_dataset2. To provide a critical review. #13. describe any problem(s) you experienced when trying to apply the procedure.avoid general comments and clarify pronouns such as “it”. “that”. Just as your Teaching Assistant will evaluate your team’s MEA work in the future. A review of the expert evaluation will enable you to better gauge the depth and specificity for the critique you will do of one of your peer’s work next week. d. state the results found by applying the procedure as written to the student survey data. Read the team’s response. 2.xlsx on Blackboard. You will now critically evaluate the Mathematical Model the team has designed. Be sure to use the procedure as written.
In the last Re-usability section textbox. Under the Re-Usability heading in the textbox provided. criteria for success. 4. Select whether the team included extraneous information in their memo. a. Select the level to which you feel the procedure is easy for the direct user to apply and replicate results. You will also critically evaluate the Re-Usability of the team’s work. 6. Recall that Modifiability means that the procedure can be modified easily by the client for slightly different situations. c. A modifiable procedure (1) contains acceptable rationales for critical steps in the procedure and (2) clearly states assumptions associated with individual procedural steps. Access the Calibration 1 Comparison to Expert through the MEA portal at: http://mealearning. d. Finally.com Page 6 of 7 . and (3) clarifies assumptions and limitations concerning the use of procedure. b. provide constructive recommendations to make the procedure easier for the client to use and replicate. provide constructive recommendations on how to make the procedure more re-usable. and constraints. Submit your Calibration 1. c. Recall that shareability means that the direct user can apply the procedure and replicate results. you will critically evaluate how well the team attended to Share-ability.xlsx – remember that both a prediction of the travel mode for all six students in the data set with quantitative results AND a quantitative measure of the ability of the model to predict students’ travel mode choice is expected. (2) provides an overarching description of the procedure. Recall that Re-usability means that the procedure can be used by the direct user for new but similar situations. A re-usable procedure: (1) identifies who the direct user is and what the direct user needs in terms of the deliverable. Select the level to which you feel the team’s procedure is modifiable. briefly summarize in your own words the information provided in the procedure that contributes to its re-usability. You will now review an expert’s critique of the same piece of student work you looked at in the Calibration 1 above. Select the level to which you feel the team’s procedure is re-usable. provide constructive recommendations on how make the procedure more easily modifiable. In the last Modifiability section textbox. In the last Share-ability section textbox. briefly summarize in your own words the rationales and assumptions provided. Check whether the team presented the results of applying their procedure to travel_mode_dataset1.ENGR 13100 Fall 2010 Assigned: Class 6b Homework No. Under the Modifiability heading in the textbox provided. You will now critically evaluate the Modifiability of the team’s work. c. 7 3. 5. 7. b. b. a. a.
Modifiability. 9. you will evaluate the team’s MEA First Draft along four dimensions: Mathematical Model. and Share-ability) compare your marks and comments to those of the expert.ENGR 13100 Fall 2010 Assigned: Class 6b Homework No. please contact your GTA. Be sure to submit your Calibration 1 Comparison to Expert. Deliverables: 1. Re-Usability. MEA Peer Review (This project is to be completed individually) (This problem is part of your MEA grade) Through this assignment. If you need help. Deliverables: 1. and Share-ability.com Follow steps 1-5 in MEA Peer Review Calibration and Comparison to Expert (above). Electronic submission of your Calibration 1. Calibration 2. The MEA Peer Review can be accessed through the MEA portal at: http://mealearning. 8. No hardcopy printout is required. Modifiability. and Calibration 2 Comparison to Expert. through Thurs. Just as you did in Calibration 1 and 2 (above). Re-Usability. Electronic submission of your MEA Peer Review. Have questions? Don’t be afraid to ask for help! Weekly office hours are held on Mon. Repeat steps 1-8 above to complete Calibration 2 and Calibration 2 Comparison to Expert. The TAs will review the completion of this assignment through the online interface. In the textbox provided. you will provide a MEA Peer Review on the work of a student team currently in ENGR 13100. Calibration 1 Comparison to Expert. The TAs will review the completion of this assignment through the online interface. Then submit your MEA Peer Review. 7 For each of the four dimensions (Mathematical Model. Page 7 of 7 . but cannot attend office hours during these times. from 7:00pm to 9:00pm in the B098 Classroom. briefly state three things that you will do differently to improve the quality of MEA Peer Critiques that you will provide in the future. No hardcopy printout is required.
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