schedule18-19

[Schedule beyond 9/15, and some assignments are in a revision stage]

Fall Semester 2018

Class meetings in Hanson Hall 1-108

Wednesdays, 5:00 to 8:20 pm

09/05

09/12

09/19

09/26

10/03

10/10

10/17

10/24

10/31

11/07

11/14

11/21

11/28

12/05

"Course Introduction" (Iaizzo). "New Product Development Process" (Erdman)

Due (7-Sept, 1pm): Resume

Due (7-Sept, 1pm): Project Selection

Creativity and Team Bonding (Durfee & teams)

Due (14-Sept, 1pm): Sign C&IP agreement

Project kick-off meeting with client (likely Wednesday at 5pm, but may be some other time this week)

Due: Prepare for Kick-Off Meeting

Due: Select Team Leader

"Customer Research Methods" (Susan Kimmel, in2ition) (Lecture notes)

(Double session, 5-8pm, no team meetings)

Due: Project Document Drive

Team presentations: Pre-Project Planning (5-7pm)

Team meeting (7pm)

Due: Pre-Project Planning Report

Due: Project Management Plan

Due: Statement of Work

"Sketching and Prototyping" (Durfee) (5-7:30pm)

Team meeting (7:30pm)

"Creating Needs Statements" (Durfee)

Team meeting (6:30pm)

Due: Team Rules

"Patents and Patent Searching" (Erdman)

Team meeting (6:30pm)

"Basics of Financial Models for New Products" (Finch)

Team meeting (6:30pm)

Due: 3D Print Model (show in class)

"Innovation & business strategy" (Forbes) [Homework]

Team meeting (6:30pm)

Due: Customer Needs Report (VOC 1)

Team presentations: Concepts and Prototypes (5-7pm)

Team meeting (7:00pm)

Due: Preliminary Concept Renderings and Prototype

Due: Schedule mid-project review

No class, team meetings optional (Thanksgiving, but don't lose your momentum)

Due: Patent Search Report

"Pitching to Clients" (Greg Larkin & Karim Bandali, Medtronic)

"Prepping for Review" (6:15, Durfee)

Team meeting (6:30pm)

Due: Product Summary

(last class) Team presentations: Condensed Mid-Project Review (5-8pm)

Mid-Project Review (scheduled between Dec. 10 and Dec. 19)

Mid-Project Report (due at Mid-Project Review)

Peer Evaluations (due before Noon on Friday Dec. 14) *Noon, not end of day*

Mid-Project Reviews:

Spring Semester 2019

Class meetings in TBD

Wednesdays, 5:00 to 8:20 pm

01/23

01/30

02/06

02/13

02/20

02/27

03/06

03/13

03/27

04/03

04/10

04/17

04/24

05/01

Spring break: March 18-22

Team presentations: Lessons Learned (5-7pm)

Team meeting (7pm)

Due: New Spring Students (Only for students starting the course Spring Semester)

"Industrial Design" (Danny Gelfman, Medtronic)

Team meeting (6:30pm)

Due: Revised Statement of Work

Due: Revised Project Management Plan

"Business Models" (Forbes) [Homework]

Team meeting (6:30pm)

"Venture Valuation" (Finch) [Homework]

Team meeting (6:30pm)

"Developing Medical Products" (Iaizzo)

Team meeting (6:30pm)

Due: Concept Testing with Customers Report (VOC 2)

"Writing a Patent" (David Black, Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner)

Team meeting (6:30pm)

"Product design & social impact" (Fred Rose, Acara)

Team meeting (6:30pm)

"Basics of Manufacturing" (Erdman)

Team meeting (6:30pm)

Due: Revised Product Summary

"The economics of technology commercialization" (Pinar Karaca-Mandic, Carlson School)

Team meeting (6:30pm)

Team presentations: Technology Demo (5-7pm)

Team meeting (7pm)

Due: Alpha Prototype, Elevator Story

Rich Baker, CTO of ProtoLabs visits

Team meeting (6:30pm)

Due: Schedule final review with client

Due: Provisional Patent Application

Team presentations: Business Plan (5-7pm)

Team meeting (7pm)

Due: Product Animation and Prototype Testing with Customers Report (VOC 3)

"Pitch Strategies" (Durfee)

Team meeting (6:30pm)

(last class) Team presentations: Condensed Final Project Review (5:10 Team1, 5:30 Team, 5:50 Team3, 6:10 Team4, 6:30 Team5, 6:50 Team6, 7:10 Team7, 7:30 done)

Due: Project Video

Final Project Review (scheduled between May 2 and May 10)

Final Project Report (due at Final Project Review)

Peer Evaluations (due before Noon on Friday May 3) *Noon, not end of day*

Project Wrap-Up

Final Project Reviews:

Notes

    1. Team meeting locations will be determined by the individual teams and their company sponsor. These meetings may take place off campus at the company site.
    2. Students are expected to prepare for the lectures by doing relevant (assigned or not) readings in advance and come to class ready to participate. If lectures list a lecture prep link, do the work before the lecture.
    3. "Team Presentations" means students from each team make a formal presentation on the stated topic.
    4. The schedule will change. The version on the web is always the most current.