* Stakeholder Analysis: Each team identifies stakeholders and submits a stakeholder matrix and influence diagram for the project. [Template]
* User Needs, Functions, and Constraints: Each team identifies and submits the user needs and functions that the design has to fulfill, and applicable constraints. This can be in tables or paragraph format.
* Specification Sheet: Each team identifies engineering design specifications and submits an (initial) specification sheet containing engineering design specifications for the project. Consult lecture and ME 2110 material for a specification checklist (e.g., include quality requirements (define allowable tolerance levels), mechanical properties, material requirements, etc. Be as quantitative as possible when defining amounts, ranges, limits, tolerances, units, etc. [Template]
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.