Most assignments are turned on on the Canvas site for the current semester of the course. The link on the left-hand menu is updated each semester.

Team Assignments

 Assignment  Brief Description
 Resume  Submit resume and contact information to course
 Project Selection
 Online form for selecting projects, link sent out by email
 C&IP Signature Pages  Submit confidentiality and intellectual property agreement
 Kick-Off Meeting Preparation
 Prepare for the project kick-off with the client
 Team Leader
 Select a team leader
 Project Document Drive
 Create online project document drive
 Statement of Work
 Contract between team and client describing project scope
 Project Management Plan
 How you manage the project
 Pre-Project Planning
 Project background, market segmentation, plan for needs finding
 Customer Needs Report
 Results of your customer needs interviews (VOC 1)
 3D Print Model  A physical, 3D printout of something related to your project
 Patent Search  Results of your prior art patent search
 Team Rules
 Establishing the norms for team operation
 Product Summary  Concise, 2-page project summary
 Schedule Mid-Project Review  Getting the review on the books
 Mid-Project Report  Project details
 Peer Evaluations  Evaluating each other: at the end of each semester  

 New Spring Students  A catch-up assignment only for students starting the course Spring Semester
 Provisional Patent Application
 A provisional patent application
 Concept Testing with Customers
 Results of testing your concepts with customers (VOC 2)
 Prototype Testing with Customers
 Results of testing your prototype with customers (VOC 3)
 Manufacturing Plan  Describes how and where the product will be made
 Product Animation
 Animation that shows how product works
 Elevator Story  A concise 2-sentence description of your product
 Project Video
 Short video that pitches your opportunity
 Schedule Final Project Review  Get this done soon
 Final Project Report  Archives the project
 Project Wrap-Up  Final mop-up
 Homework  Individual prep for selected lectures

Team Presentations

 Presentation  Brief Description
 Pre-Project Planning Presentation
 Presentation of the pre-project planning report
 Concepts and Prototypes  Demo of early concepts and working prototypes
 Condensed Mid-Project Review  Short, in-class version of your presentation
 Mid-Project Review  Your end-of-semester business pitch to the client at the client site
 Lessons Learned  Present what team learned first semester
 Technology Demo Presentation  Demonstrate a working prototype
 Business Plan Presentation  Present the highlights of your business case
 Condensed Final Project Review  Short version of your final pitch
 Final Project Review  Your polished business pitch to the client at the client site

Assignments below are older versions.