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EGR 217: Engineering Design - Prototyping

Design Thinking

Researching the problem to brainstorm potential solutions is an important step (ideate) in the engineering design process.

Source:  Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning. (n.d.). Design thinking. University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

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Contact the STEM Librarian to get help with finding design information using any of the methods below.

  • Chat

Click on the yellow Chat with a Librarian tab on the right side of the screen and select Mervyn H. Sterne as the library.  Ask for me by name (Jennifer), subject (engineering), or position (STEM Librarian) to find out if I am available.

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