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TECH VOCABULARY1

society and ethics

TermDefinition
Data facts and statistics used for reference or analysis
Design Brief a written plan that identifies a problem to be solved its criteria and its constraints the design brief is used to encourage thinking of all aspects of a problem before attempting a solution
Design Process a systematic problem-solving strategy, with criteria and constraints, used to develop many possible solutions to solve a problem or satisfy human needs and wants and to winnow (narrow) down the possible solutions to one final choice.
Design Statement A part of a design brief that challenges the designer, describes what a design solution should do without describing how to solve the problem, and identifies the degree to which the solution must be executed.
Designer A person who designs any of a variety of things. This usually implies the task of creating drawings or in some ways uses visual cues to organize his or her work.
Detail Drawing a dimension ed, working drawing of a single part, also referred to as a part drawing.
Ecosystem A biological community of interacting organisms and their physical environment.
Emphasis Special importance, value, or prominence given to something
Engineer A person who is trained in and uses technological and scientific knowledge to solve practical problems.
Engineers Notebook A record of design ideas generated in the course of an engineer's employment that others may not claim as their own. It is an archival record of new ideas and engineering research achievement
English system Also referred to as the U.S. Customary System. The measuring system based on the foot, second, and pounds as units of length, time, and weight or mass.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) EPA is the acronym for the Environmental Protection Agency.
Ergonomics The study of workplace equipment design or how to arrange and design devices, machines, or workspace so that people and things interact safely and most efficiently.
Ethical Conforming to an established set of principles or accepted professional standards of contact.
ethics the moral principles governing or influencing conduct.
Evaluate Form an idea of the amount or value of; assess.
Evolution A gradual development.
Manufacture to make something, especially on a large scale using machinery
Manufacturing process The transformation of raw material into finished goods through one or more of the following: Casting and Molding, Shaping and Reshaping for forming, Shearing, Pulverizing,
Marketing to sell or attempt to sell a good or service
Market reasearch to research how to sell goods effectivally
Mock-up also referred to as an Appearance Model. It is a model or replica of a machine or structure for instructional or experimental purposes.
Mode The value that occurs most frequently in a given data set.
Model a visual, mathematical, or three-dimensional representation in detail of an object or design, often smaller than the original. A model is often used to test ideas, make changes to a design, and to learn more about what would happen to a similar, real o
Negotiation Mutual discussion and arrangement of the terms of a transaction or agreement.
Nominal size The designation of the size established for a commercial product
Non-Renewable Resource A resource or raw material that cannot be grown or replaced.
Normal distribution A function that represents the distribution of variables as a symmetrical bell-shaped graph.
Occupation safety and health administration A government organization whose mission is to assure the safety and health of America's workers by setting and enforcing standards; providing training, outreach, and education; establishing partnerships; and encouraging continual improvement in work
Problem statement A part of design brief that clearly and concisely identifies a client's or target consumer's problem, need, or want.
Process Human activities used to create, invent, design, transform, produce, control, maintain, and use products or systems; a systematic sequence of actions that combines resources to produce an output.
Product a tangible artifact produced by means of either human or mechanical work, or by biological or chemical process.
Product lifecycle Stages a product goes through from concept and use to eventual withdrawal from the market place
Profile an outline of something as seen from one side
Raw material Any natural resource that is used to make finished products.
Renewable resource resource or raw material that can be grown and replaced.
Repeatability The ability to replicate or duplicate a result.
Reasearch the systematic study of materials and sources in order to establish facts and reach new conclusions
Residue A small amount of something that remains after the main part has gone or been taken or used.
Standard something considered by an authority or by general consent as a basis of comparison.
Statistics A small amount of something that remains after the main part has gone or been taken or used.
Obligations requirements arising from a persons situation or circumstances that specify what must or must not be done for moral reasons
software piracy to illegally make a copy of software tools that someone else made
whistle blowing when a person raises a concern about wrong doing in occurring areas
engineers ethical standards standards that must be followed in order to be a trustworthy engineer
a persons behavior is always ethical when they do what is best for everyone
Created by: H.Raja