MDW XIII, 2023

Collaborations in Student Design Experiences:

Cross-Disciplinary, Cross-Institutional, Community, and Industry Partnerships

June 8 – 10, 2023

Analysis + design + testing + prototyping

Welcome to the official website of the Clive L. Dym Mudd Design Workshop. This site is dedicated to the growth of the online community of scholars who have attended workshops in the past and/or will attend workshops in the future.


Fifty to seventy-five engineers, designers, and educators will gather to discuss and share approaches for sketching, drafting, prototyping, and producing artefacts in design related courses and activities, including industrial and entrepreneurial efforts. Prototypes are used for a variety of purposes throughout design processes, including communication, testing, exploring ideas, etc. Appropriate levels of prototyping at all phases of a design process are critical to a good design process and outcomes. Training on use of and selection of the most appropriate means of prototyping and descriptive communication for sharing, learning, exploring, and production are needed for educationally and industrially driven projects. Especially noteworthy is that the increase in distance learning and remote work may reduce access to equipment and staff as well as the informal interactions that improve the product and learning or working environment. We will explore the role of artifact exploration, description, development, and realization throughout the different phases of the design processes and explore how these can be leveraged to improve outcome and process.

Click here for the Mudd Design Workshop History

In January 2012, Professor Clive L. Dym and his Emeriti Harvey Mudd colleagues M. Mack Gilkeson and J. Richard Phillips were awarded the NAE’s prestigious Bernard M. Gordon Prize, in part, for the Mudd Design Workshops.

Keynote Speakers

June 8, 2023

To Be Determined

Made for Design: Leveraging the Maker Movement to Enhance Engineering Design Education

June 9, 2023

To Be Determined

Event Listing

May 27, 2021

8:00am – 9:00am
Dorothy Jones-Davis
Founding Executive Director of Nation of Makers

9:15am – 11:15am
Session 1
Making beyond the physical
Session Chair
Kathleen Sienko, University of Michigan

11:30am – 13:30pm
Session 2
Perception and graphical representation

Session Chair
Micha Lande, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology

May 28, 2021

8:00am – 9:00am
Amar Hanspal
CEO of Bright Machines

9:15am – 11:15am
Session 3
Early prototype education and interaction

Session Chair
Sunand Bhattacharya, Boston College

11:30am – 13:30pm
Session 4
Virtual and remote experiences

Session Chair
Maria Yang, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

May 29, 2021

8:00am – 9:00am
Poster Session up
Session Chair
Chris Rennick, University of Waterloo

9:15am – 11:15am
Session 5

Prototype models and processes
Session Chair
Ada Hurst, University of Waterloo

11:30am – 12:30pm
Wrap Up