Innovative engineering design always has associated with it the risk of failure, and it is the role of the design engineer to mitigate the possibilities of failure in the final system. Education should however provide a safe space for students to both innovate and to learn about and from failures. However, pressures on course designers and students can result in their adopting a conservative, and risk averse, approach to problem solving. The paper therefore considers the nature of both innovation and failure, and looks at how these might be effectively combined within mechatronics design education.
|Title of host publication||Reinventing mechatronics|
|Subtitle of host publication||Proceedings of Mechatronics 2018|
|Editors||Xiu-Tian Yan, David Bradley, Philip Moore|
|Place of Publication||Glasgow|
|Publisher||University of Strathclyde Publishing|
|Number of pages||8|
|Publication status||Published - 30 Sep 2018|
|Event||Mechatronics 2018 - Reinventing Mechatronics: 16th Mechatronics Forum International Conference - University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, United Kingdom|
Duration: 19 Sep 2018 → 21 Sep 2018
Conference number: 16
|Conference||Mechatronics 2018 - Reinventing Mechatronics|
|Abbreviated title||Mechatronics 2018|
|Period||19/09/18 → 21/09/18|
Simpson, E., Bradley, D., & Hehenberger, P. (2018). Innovation and failure in mechatronics design education. In X-T. Yan, D. Bradley, & P. Moore (Eds.), Reinventing mechatronics: Proceedings of Mechatronics 2018 (pp. 17-24). University of Strathclyde Publishing.