Outcome c

 (c)  Ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.



Unsatisfactory

1

Developing

2

Satisfactory

3

Exemplary

4

BACKGROUND

Fails to identify and formulate basic design needs

Identifies basic design needs, yet identifies few, if any, resources that will influence the development of the solution

Identifies design needs and identifies state of technology citing references from relevant literature, patents, and existing products

Describes and analyzes design requirements while thoroughly analyzing relevant literature, patents and products.

DESIGN REQUIREMENTS

No design requirements defined

Few design requirements defined, most are loosely defined, broader design considerations neglected

Defines important design requirements based on primary and secondary design objectives, addresses both technical and non-technical requirements and constraints. Includes measurable requirements

Defines comprehensive design requirements based on system requirements and constraints. Requirements are measurable.

IMPLEMENTATION OF DESIGN PROCESS

No design process implemented

Vague process implemented for the design, little record of the process, and poorly defined criteria

Rational, documented process, measureable criteria for making design decisions

Quality and focused design process implemented, fully documented and clear qualitative and quantitative criteria for making design decisions

ECONOMIC ANALYSIS

(if applicable)

Lacking any economic analysis

Vague estimates of product costs

Reasonable estimate of costs and considers potential market for design

Reliable estimates of cost and a clear understanding of the financial feasibility of the design in today’s market

PROJECT SCHEDULE

Lacks a defined timeline for design

Timeline loosely defined and lacks a clear understanding of time requirements for tasks, risks incomplete project

A sound timeline that illustrates an understanding of individual task requirements, potential bottlenecks identified, reasonable potential for project success

A clearly defined timeline developed with rationale for task time requirements provided. High probability of project completion.

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