D-Lab Pro 2019

Applications for Spring 2019: https://goo.gl/forms/6IZqIGOqJ0rMhXgs1

ABT 289A 001 D-Lab Pro: Feasibility Studies

Quarter: Winter 2019
Units: 4 units, graded
Instructor: Dr. Kurt Kornbluth
Mtg. times: Tuesday, Thursday 10:00am-11:50am
Location: Kemper 1127
Prerequisite: No engineering background required, creative, free thinking, upper
division undergraduates and graduates from all disciplines welcome.
Registration: Space is limited thus, admission is competitive and with instructor’s
permission. For more info contact Abigail Edwards or Ian Phillips at
amedwards@ucdavis.edu or irphillips@ucdavis.edu.

This client focused, project-based course is designed to engage students in an actual consulting experience using a structured, mentored approach. Students will apply basic engineering, social science, and economic tools to evaluate a prospective project/venture for their client. Analysis strategies and practical experience are provided through guest lectures, hands-on lab modules, and case studies. Through hands-on activities students will also be introduced to the Engineering Design Center.

Multi-disciplinary student teams work with their clients to perform feasibility studies using technical, social, environmental, and financial lenses. The client guides the D-Lab team in all phases. Teams present their findings with regard to scale, context, market or financial analysis, and possible alternatives.

D-Lab Pro: Feasibility Studies is the first of a 2-part series focusing on projects that address energy, agriculture, sustainability, and global poverty issues. D-Lab Pro II Design, Build, and Test, is offered in spring quarter. Current and past D-Lab projects can be seen at: https://piet.ucdavis.edu/courses/d-lab-2/d-lab-i/projects/ .

ABT 289A 002 D-Lab Pro: Design, Build, Test

Quarter: Spring 2019
Units: 4 units, graded
Instructor: Dr. Kurt Kornbluth
Mtg. times: Tuesday, Thursday 10:00am-11:50am
Location: TBD
Prerequisite: No engineering background required, creative, free thinking, upper
division undergraduates and graduates from all disciplines welcome.
Registration: Space is limited thus, admission is competitive and with instructor’s
permission. For more info contact Abigail Edwards or Ian Phillips at
amedwards@ucdavis.edu or irphillips@ucdavis.edu.

D-Lab Pro II is the follow-on to D-Lab Pro I. This is a hands-on studio-style class focusing on problem farming design methodology as well as prototyping skills. Using a structured, mentored approach, student teams work as consultants for their clients to design, prototype, and test scalable solutions.

Practical labs, case studies, and guest speakers will focus on user-centered and market-based design approaches. Deliverables include a working prototype, 2 design reviews, and design notebook as a deliverable.