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unit 2 vocab

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 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 dimensioned, working drawing of a single part. Also referred to as 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.
Engineer's Notebook A record of design ideas generated in the course of an engineer’s employment that others may not claim as their own. 2. An archival record of new ideas and engineering research achievements.
English System Also referred to as the U.S. Customary system. The measuring system based on the foot, second, and pound 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 To 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.
Marketing The promotion and selling of products or services.
Manufacturing Process The transformation of raw material into finished goods
Mock-up Also referred to as an Appearance Model. 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.
Market Research The activity of gathering information about consumers’ needs and preferences.
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.
Process 1. Human activities used to create, invent, design, transform, produce, control, maintain, and use products or systems; 2. A systematic sequence of actions that combines resources to produce an output.
Non-Renewable Resource A resource or raw material that cannot be grown or replaced once used.
Product A tangible artifact produced by means of either human or mechanical work, or by biological or chemical process.
Profile An outline of something as seen from one side.
Normal Distribution A function that represents the distribution of variables as a symmetrical bell-shaped graph.
Problem Statement A part of design brief that clearly and concisely identifies a client’s or target consumer’s problem, need, or want.
Raw Material Any natural resource that is used to make finished products.
Repeatability The ability to replicate or duplicate a result.
Research 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.
Product Lifecycle Stages a product goes through from concept and use to eventual withdrawal from the market place.
Statistics Collection of methods for planning experiments, obtaining data, organizing, summarizing, presenting, analyzing, interpreting, and drawing conclusions based on data.
Renewable Resource A resource or raw material that can be grown and replaced.
Occupation Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) A government organization whose mission is to assure the safety and health of America's workers by setting and enforcing standards.
National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) Is the only engineering society that represents individual engineering professionals and licensed engineers (PEs) across all disciplines.
National Institute for Engineering Ethics (NIEE) Is an official component of the Murdough Center for Engineering Professionalism in the College of Engineering at Texas Tech University.
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