Each team presents at least 5 of the most feasible concepts developed for the solution of their project.
The presentation of each concept should be self-contained so that an engineer should reasonably be able to understand it. For each concept include:
1. Descriptive name (e.g. “Folding Linkage Design” and not “Design 1”)
2. Brief description in sentence form.
3. Descriptive sketches sufficient to explain the concept. Label all important parts, views, and directions. If the concept is used in multiple positions (e.g. open and closed) show a sketch for each. Hand-drawn sketches that are scanned in clearly are OK.
4. Itemize the advantages and disadvantages of each design (below each sketch if possible). Use the PMI (plus/minus/interesting) classification in list form.
Prior Art Analysis:
- What are the applicable or relevant patents?
- What related products are on the market?
- How do these patents and products relate to your problem?
- How do these patents or product constrain or enable your solution?
Speak to each prior art (patent or product), putting it into the context of your design problem, with descriptive sketches, images, etc. as appropriate for the reader to understand its connection to your problem. Speak to how this prior art informs your solutions, how it might constrain or enable your solution, and how it was used/might be used to inspire ideation or down-select among concepts.
- Describe market research plans such as customer surveys, focus groups, gathering market information from studies, internet, experts, etc.
- Describe the results of market research including market size, demographics, target price, go-to-market strategy, number of potential procedures/uses per year (with references, information on current competitive products/procedures, target market sales price; with a brief justification comparing to predicate device(s) or methodologies.
- Discuss impacts, if any, of your market research on the design.
- Discuss/provide any client reviews and user evaluation, if applicable.