Mechanical Engineering Seminar Series: The Cognitive Basis for Engineering Design
Friday, November 8, 2013
2:00 p.m. DeWALT Seminar Room 2164 Glenn L. Martin Hall
For More Information: http://www.enme.umd.edu/events/seminars
The Cognitive Basis for Engineering Design
Speaker: Jonathan Cagan, Ph.D., P.E., Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University
Abstract: Design is a human activity, so understanding how people solve hard problems in a creative and effective way could significantly impact how design is done. The goal of this research has been to understand the cognitive mechanisms of creative engineering design. This talk will review insights gained from more than two decades of collaborative research in this area. Aspects of fixation, analogical search, teams, brain imaging, and computation will be discussed.