Change search
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Innovation in Engineering Design Teams! Opening Pandora’s Box by Enabling Autonomous Learners
KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Machine Design (Dept.), Integrated Product Development.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-2304-3148
(English)In: European Journal of Engineering Education, ISSN 0304-3797, E-ISSN 1469-5898Article in journal (Other academic) Submitted
Abstract [en]

This paper investigates student prerequisites for innovation in education. Engineering design teams have been studied extensively over the last few decades, providing insights in a wide variety of areas. Building on how new knowledge is interpreted and disseminated as part of a design challenge in relatively large design teams involves a process perspective with a concern for project management, collaborative design, creativity and resource allocation. To clarify these issues, two student teams engaged in year-long engineering design Masters level project courses were studied. The case studies highlight activities that contributed to radical new outputs and a total of three patent applications. The importance of outcome-based project learning is frequently cited, but there is little understanding of the factors that spur early-phase innovation. This paper shows that early-phase innovation is strongly encouraged by active learning and forms of testing in the autonomous product development cycle. To increase student autonomy, it will be necessary to increase the extent to which the functionality of existing knowledge is put into practice.

National Category
Engineering and Technology Educational Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-177794OAI: diva2:874260

QS 201602

Available from: 2015-11-26 Created: 2015-11-26 Last updated: 2016-02-09Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Berglund, Anders
By organisation
Integrated Product Development
In the same journal
European Journal of Engineering Education
Engineering and TechnologyEducational Sciences

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

Total: 44 hits
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link