Each group presented their Design Context Review at the Design Context Review presentations that were held at the start of the week using a PowerPoint presentation of each project. Following the presentations, teaching assistants and Maureen Vale (a RICE360 biomedical engineer) gave us input on all three of our presentations for each of the three projects. We were given Ann Saterbak's videos on the user-defined scale by the teaching assistants in the afternoon. Three processes make up the user-defined scale: Three processes make up the user-defined scale: selecting levels, defining levels, and establishing design standards. We submitted the Design Criteria Review, Reference Worksheet, and Project Prompts for our projects later that evening (Training Kit, Neonatal Monitor, and Vein Finder).
The following workday, our teaching assistants gave us short videos showing how to make Pairwise Comparison Charts to rank the project objectives and User Defined Scales of immeasurable objectives. After watching the videos, we finished the User Defined Scales Exercises and Pairwise Comparison Charts.
The teaching assistants introduced brainstorming as the fourth step of the engineering design process on the third day of the week and showed us movies on decomposition and brainstorming. The different elements of decomposition and brainstorming were then discussed with the teaching assistants.
Teaching assistant Chikumbutso Walani provided a lecture on how to make a morph chart and a decision screening matrix on Thursday. After that, we had a conversation with Ms. Will Moyo, the Design Studio's country manager, who asked about our collective progress on the projects and provided us with details on all the ones we are currently working on. After seeing the choice scoring matrix films in the afternoon, we were tasked with coming up with a sample decision scoring matrix for any project. Our group decided to design the Neonatal Monitor Project's decision scoring matrix, and we later presented it.
We focused on the topics of mentality development and problem validation while they spoke on the Start Me Up initiative, as the Dzuka Africa Team led a workshop for us on Friday and Dineo Mkwezalamba and Cuthbet Magawa presented presentations.
I felt like giving up because the week had been filled with challenging chores, including researching, but then I was highly motivated. See you next week as we start prototyping our concepts.