INTRODUCTION TO INTEGRATED LEARNING

Background

Goal

Objectives

Methodology

Means of Implementation

Criteria for Industrial Products

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Training for Creativity and Innovation by Product and Process Design

CRITERIA FOR INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTS

As spine integrating element for implementation, the industrial products are developed with the following criteria.

Positioning

The industrial products should be more process-oriented as a spine project linking practical learning exercises from different workshop modules as well as having enough room for creativity design.

Users

Learning programmes are customized for different academic departments with unique student background, scope of focus, workshop combinations, duration, and intensity.

Identity

The products can represent their type of industrial products and bear strong identity with interesting form or material combination to enhance students interest, involvement ,and satisfaction.

Practicability

The products are in manageable scale of size, complexity, and workload such that they can be practically finished by an individual or a group of students within the designated time and with reasonable consumption of materials.

Coverage

The parts and moulds for a product should involve as many as possible different kinds of materials and processes available in the workshops. Accessories can be added for the product to improve the coverage.

Balance

The processes involved in making the product should avoid heavy reliance on certain workshops, instead, an even and balanced emphasis should be opted for.

Flexibility

Certain parts may allow flexibility in employing different processes in production to improve adaptability to different learning programmes.

Adaptation

The products can be modified from existing manufactured products and utilize certain readily available parts in the market. This allows flexibility to focus certain major parts but not necessary to produce every bolt and nut, this also reflects the advantage of economy of scale.

Variations

Design inputs are allowed in certain parts to encourage innovations while maintaining practicability.

Collaboration

During the process of producing the products, opportunities for collaborative work among students should be allowed.

Evolution

With evaluation and feedback gained during implementation, the products can be better improved or can integrate other workshops in the future.