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Author Stein, L.A. ♦ Lynch, C.
Source IEEE Xplore Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2012
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Social sciences ♦ Education ♦ Technology ♦ Engineering & allied operations
Subject Keyword Communities ♦ Aging ♦ Materials ♦ Joining processes ♦ Educational institutions ♦ Bridges ♦ Humans ♦ empathetic engineering ♦ interdisciplinary ♦ broad competencies
Abstract A hands-on special session at the Frontiers in Education conference introduces an experiential exercise in empathy. Participants will use prostheses to simulate some of the physical disabilities that often accompany aging, then attempt everyday activities to better understand how engineered artifacts — and engineering design choices — can facilitate or hinder these tasks. The “empathy exercise” introduced here is suitable for inclusion in a wide range of engineering classrooms. It draws student attention to the importance of end user understanding and increases student understanding of the connection between engineering decisions and societal impact at a visceral level.
Description Author affiliation: Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering, Needham, MA USA (Stein, L.A.; Lynch, C.)
ISBN 9781467313537
ISSN 01905848
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research ♦ Reading
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2012-10-03
Publisher Place USA
Rights Holder Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
e-ISBN 9781467313520
Size (in Bytes) 925.75 kB
Page Count 2
Starting Page 1
Ending Page 2


Source: IEEE Xplore Digital Library