Learn How to Generate Concepts Using Freehand Sketching During Product Design and Development

Shah, J. A., Lim, L. H. I. , Molina-Cristobal, A. and Della, C. (2021) Learn How to Generate Concepts Using Freehand Sketching During Product Design and Development. World Engineering Summit (WES) 2021, Resorts World Sentosa, Singapore, 10 - 12 November 2021.

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A proper blend of freehand sketching with the use of modern computer-based design tools makes the product design sustainable in the current competitive market. While educating mechanical design engineers in the product design development cycle, educators need to emphasize the importance of accelerating the process of concept generation ideas and putting them in front of colleagues to brainstorm and refine for faster product design and its development. Freehand sketching is very quick and easily editable which focuses on quantity rather than quality which allows healthy discussion and quick adjustment towards a valid and relevant concept design proposal. However, during detailed design, which requires more precise and intricate detail professional work with the dimension, CAD tools are more efficient at this stage to improve the effectiveness of product design and development. In this paper, the authors discuss how the product design and development cycle can be effectively developed by combining formal theory lectures with a hands-on group design. For a project, viable concepts can be generated using freehand sketching. CAD tools are used at the detailed design stage. By following this method for open-ended problems, the University of Glasgow, Singapore (UGS) achieved the program goal of producing engineers with strong maker culture in a collaborative environment.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Della, Dr Christian and Shah, Dr Jolly Atit and Lim, Dr Li Hong Idris and Molina-Cristobal, Dr Arturo
Authors: Shah, J. A., Lim, L. H. I., Molina-Cristobal, A., and Della, C.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering
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