Design thinking goes to space.
My internship at JPL provides a place for one designer to encourage a department of mechanical engineers to step outside the box.
Thank you Brett Kennedy, Paulo Younse, & Robotics and Manipulators Group, 347B.
How can we use design thinking to advance our grant proposals?
I ran a series of brainstorming sessions to help the department prioritize and advance ideas for future missions.
The result was a bridge of understanding between us and a
new group of design advocates!
Future Worlds Exercise.
Our scope is complex and the work we do may have to operate in various terrains. I designed this exercise to break them down into different 'worlds' to focus our scope and broaden our thinking.
I had the opportunity to observe and test a new system architecture on lab. My process led me to streamline a visual map that can be used to explain and organize the process for designing innovative robotic systems.
Leaving the nest.
It was a great feeling to see the brainstorm process start to click with the eager engineers.
By the end of 10 weeks, I was no longer on my own. A focus group is now in the works to move forward into the next phase of an exciting project. Desigineers!
New friends, new allies.
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