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ERIC Number: EJ1106764
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jul
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1540-4595
An Active Learning Exercise for Product Design from an Operations Perspective
Hill, Stephen; Baker, Elizabeth
Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, v14 n3 p273-284 Jul 2016
Product design is a topic that is regularly covered in introductory operations management courses. However, a pedagogical challenge exists related to the presentation of introductory-level product design in a way that promotes active learning. The hands-on exercise presented in this article provides instructors with an activity that gives students an open-ended opportunity to quickly develop a realistic product from conception to prototype. A unique material is used that allows students the flexibility to freely form a product prototype. A description of the exercise and an assessment of its efficacy in promoting student understanding of product design from an operations perspective are presented. Opportunities for future work are also identified.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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