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Engineering design is a fundamental problem-solving model used by the discipline. Effective problem solving requires the ability to find and incorporate quality information sources. To teach courses in this area effectively, educators need to understand the information needs of engineers and engineering students and their information-gathering habits. This book provides essential guidance for engineering faculty and librarians wishing to better integrate information competencies into their curricular offerings. The treatment of the subject matter is pragmatic, accessible, and engaging. Rather than focusing on specific resources or interfaces, the book adopts a process-driven approach that outlasts changing information technologies. After several chapters introducing the conceptual underpinnings of the book, a sequence of shorter contributions go into more detail about specific steps in the design process and the information needs for those steps. While they are based on the latest research and theory, the emphasis of the chapters is on usable knowledge. Designed to be accessible, they also include illustrative examples drawn from specific engineering subdisciplines to show how the core concepts can be applied in those situations.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page and Copyright
  2. pp. i-iv
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Foreword
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-4
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  1. Part I: Information-Rich Engineering Design
  1. Chapter 1: Multiple Perspectives on Engineering Design
  2. pp. 7-20
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  1. Chapter 2: Information Literacy and Lifelong Learning
  2. pp. 21-34
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  1. Chapter 3: Ways That Engineers Use Design Information
  2. pp. 35-44
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  1. Chapter 4: Information-Rich Engineering Design: An Integrated Model
  2. pp. 45-58
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  1. Part II: Designing Information-Rich Engineering Design Experiences
  1. Chapter 5: Act Ethically: Design with Integrity
  2. pp. 61-74
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  1. Chapter 6: Build a Firm Foundation: Managing Project Knowledge Efficiently and Effectively
  2. pp. 75-86
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  1. Chapter 7: Find the Real Need: Understanding the Task
  2. pp. 87-100
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  1. Chapter 8: Scout the Lay of the Land: Understanding the Broader Context of a Design Project
  2. pp. 101-114
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  1. Chapter 9: Make It Safe and Legal: Meeting Broader Community Expectations
  2. pp. 115-124
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  1. Chapter 10: Draw on Existing Knowledge: Taking Advantage of Prior Art
  2. pp. 125-136
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  1. Chapter 11: Make Dependable Decisions: Using Information Wisely
  2. pp. 137-148
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  1. Chapter 12: Make It Real: Finding the Most Suitable Materials and Components
  2. pp. 149-158
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  1. Chapter 13: Get Your Message Across: The Art of Gathering and Sharing Information
  2. pp. 159-170
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  1. Chapter 14: Reflect and Learn: Capturing New Design and Process Knowledge
  2. pp. 171-182
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  1. Part III: Ensuring That Students Develop Information Literacy Skills
  1. Chapter 15: Scaffold and Assess: Preparing Students to Be Informed Designers
  2. pp. 185-194
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  1. Conclusion
  2. pp. 195-198
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 199-202
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 203-212
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781612493077
Related ISBN
9781557536495
MARC Record
OCLC
876046360
Pages
290
Launched on MUSE
2017-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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