Clive L. Dym Mudd Design Workshop XI:  Design Education & Practice “How Process Matters”

30 May – 1 June 2019

Supported by Harvey Mudd College, engineers, designers, and educators will gather to discuss the importance of process to the engineering design enterprise. Participants will reflect on the meaning of process in design, discuss stages and aspects of design processes, and compare approaches to teaching, learning, and practicing engineering design. In design education contexts, key learning goals and deliverables vary by course and experience; the focus may be on mastering particular design skills, building a high quality product, or gaining exposure to some or all of a design process. With variation in emphasis, important questions arise: How might the alternatives of formative or summative perspectives on design education be in real conflict or supportive of larger learning goals? What is the role of process in the context of engineering design education? And how does a process-led pedagogy differ from actual practice?

A. M. Agogino, University of California, Berkeley; A. Altman, University of Dayton; C. J. Atman, University of Washington; R. Bailey, University of Virginia; S. Daly, University of Michigan; G. Fine, Boston University; A. Ibrahim, Yorkville University; G. G. Krauss (committee chair), Harvey Mudd College; M. Lande, Arizona State University; C. L. Magee, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; S. D. Sheppard, Stanford University; K. M. Sienko, University of Michigan; M. Siniawski, Loyola Marymount University; J. P. Terpenny, Pennsylvania State University; and M. C. Yang, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

May 30, 2019

8:00am, Thursday (Parsons Design Studio)
Welcome breakfast, registration, and socializing

10:00am, Thursday (Parsons Design Studio)
Session 1 | Measuring the Individual in the Design Process
Justin Major: 
Revisiting a measure of engineering design self-efficacy
John Gero: 
Measuring Students Not Just Their Output: The New Fields of Engineering Cognitiometrics, Physiometrics and Neurometrics
Giovanna Scalone:  Dealing With Ambiguity: Leveraging Different Types of Expertise to Guide Design Questioning
Xiao Ge: 
When Tough Times Make Tough Designers: How Perplexing Experiences (Re) shape Engineers’ Knowledge and Identity

12:00pm, Thursday (Green Room, Platt Center)
 Gordon Krauss
Keynote:  Barbara Tversky

2:00pm, Thursday (Parsons Design Studio)
Session 2 | Reflection in the Design Process
Molly Goldstein:  Balancing Curriculum Design Trade-Offs for Larger Learning Goals: A Synthesized Model and Empirical Study
Monica Cardella: 
Human-Centeredness in Undergraduate Engineering Students’ Representations of Engineering Design
Tiffany Madruga: 
Look at it this way: Reviewer Perspective During Design Review Feedback and Impact on Comment Quality
Kathryn Shroyer: 
Co-creating Design Documentation Practices

4:00pm, Thursday:  Poster session 1 (Galileo Foyer)
Chris Rennick: 
A New Model for Formative Design Process Instruction – Engineering Design Days
Daigo Misaki: 
Embedding Design Thinking into Traditional Japanese Engineering Design Education
Colin Gray:  Cross-Disciplinary Ethical Engagement: Working Together to Produce Ethical and Evil Outcomes
Marisa Exter: 
Developing process models for an interdisciplinary project-based class
Hadi Ali: 
Learning Through Stuff: Scaffolded Prototyping with Manipulatives as a Means to Effectively Learn by Navigating from the Concrete to the Abstract
Lawrence Domingo: 
Harvey Mudd – ME 310 Prototyping Techniques
Greses Perez: 
Design Problems in Context: An Examination of Students’ Design Considerations Before Taking a Course about Engineering Culture, Diversity, and Equity

6:00pm, Thursday:  Reception (Shanahan Sky Cube)

6:45pm, Thursday:  Dinner (Platt Green Room)

May 31, 2019

7:00am, Friday (Parsons Design Studio)

8:00am, Friday (Parsons Design Studio)
Session 3 | Inclusive Design Process Education
Sheri Sheppard:
Connecting People, Process and Output: Making Sense of a Research Lab through Creating a Shared Frame
Robin Adams: 
It’s not just one thing: Exploring a Personalized Interdisciplinary Design Playbook Assignment
Sara Beckman: 
Unpacking Capabilities Underlying Design Process
Joshua Summers: 
Establishing Faculty Perceptions of Undergraduate Engineering Design Team Leadership

10:00am, Friday (Parsons Design Studio)
Session 4 | Design Pedagogy Approaches
Ade Mabogunje: 
Regenerative Working and Learning: A Process Based Design Approach
Daria Kotys-Schwartz: 
Process Matter(s): Leveraging the Design Process to Build Self-Directed Learning
Derrick Tate: 
Design Process Thinking: Teaching, Learning, and Practicing Design Processes in an Interdisciplinary and Intercultural Context
Steven Weiner: 
Designing (and) Making Teachers: Using Design to Investigate the Impact of Maker Education Training on Preservice STEM Teachers
Rachel Dzombak: 
Learning Design: Examining Programmatic Learning Objectives and the Influence of Disciplinary Perspectives on Design Pedagogy

12:00pm, Friday (Green Room, Platt Center):
Host:  Gordon Krauss
Keynote:  Cindy Atman

2:00pm, Friday (Parsons Design Studio)
Session 5 | Communication and Feedback
Vivek Rao: 
Tracing Stories across the Design Process: A Study of Engineering Students’ Engagement with Storytelling in an Undergraduate Human-Centered Design Course
Sitoë Thiam: 
Is it really Quantity or Quality for Peer Feedback
Ada Hurst: 
Reflective Inquiry in Design Reviews: The Role of Question-Asking During Exchanges of Peer Feedback
Chris Browne: 
Promoting Value through the Many Eyes Process in Capstone Projects

4:00pm, Friday:  Poster session 2 (Galileo Foyer)
Monica Cardella: 
Children’s Design Processes: Problem Scoping, Fixation, and Testing
Sunand Bhattacharya: 
Building a Human-Centered Engineering Program that is Design Driven and Focused on Social Impact
Dorothy Missingham: 
Enhancing Engineering Design Process Learning through Optimising Problem Solving (OPS)
Micah Lande:
Providing pedagogical support for design instructors to support learning through a design coaching playbook
Michael Guzman, Huey fields: 
Net Promoter Score Style Weekly Feedback Impact on Introductory Design Teams
Sohyeong Kim, Da Hyang Summer Jung: 
Human-Food Interaction Framework: A New Design Tool to Understand Culinary Ideation Process
Senay Purzer: 
Implicit and Explicit Ways of Communicating Trade-Off Decisions
Phil Wickham: 
Improving the Design Efficiency of the Capital Formation Process

6:00pm, Thursday:  Reception (Platt Green Room Patio)

6:45pm, Thursday:  Dinner (Platt Green Room)

June 1, 2019

7:00am, Saturday (Parsons Design Studio):

8:00am, Saturday (Parsons Design Studio):
Session 6 | Tools to Improve the Design Process
Robert Loweth:
Identifying Needs in a Cross-Cultural Design Project: Student Perspectives and Challenges
Yue Liu: 
The Engineering Design Process as a Learning Guide Itself
Reid Bailey: 
Exploring Design Process Learning Through Two Reflective Prompts
Nicholas Fila: 
Instilling New Ways of Understanding the Innovation Process: Evidence-Based Heuristics from Student Innovation Experiences

10:00am, Saturday (Parsons Design Studio)
Wrap up session

12:00pm, Saturday (Hoch-Shanahan Aviataion Room)

1:30pm, Saturday (Parsons Design Studio):  Collaboration Networking Workshop (optional)
Meet to plan cross-institutional research, develop a plan for future collaboration, or otherwise identify and plan collaborative efforts.


The workshop will be held in the Parsons Engineering Design Studio in the Parsons Engineering Building at Harvey Mudd College. The workshop begins with registration at 8:00 am on Thursday, 30 May in the southwest lobby of the Parsons Engineering Building. Lunch follows at noon and the workshop continues through the afternoon of Saturday, 1 June. The registration fee of $545.00 covers three continental breakfasts (Thursday, Friday, and Saturday), three lunches (Thursday, Friday, Saturday), two dinners (Thursday, Friday), and copies of the preliminary (CD) proceedings.

Harvey Mudd College is located in Claremont, California. Claremont is about 35 miles east of Los Angeles and served primarily by Ontario Airport, but also by LAX, John Wayne (Orange County), and Burbank Airports.

Arrangements for discounted rooms have been made in two locations. On-campus, single occupancy dorm rooms are available at an average of $68.00 per night. Off-campus, rooms are available ($134.00 plus tax for a single) at The DoubleTree Hotel in Claremont, about one-half of one mile away from the college (and a pleasant walk, at that). Reservations may  be made for either the dorm room or the DoubleTree at


To ensure a place at the workshop, please register online by Friday, 15 May.

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