A great way to learn how to design hardware and systems is to study how the professionals do it. This course contains 16 case studies that were written with engineers facing typical product design problems. Each gives a background on the product, the issue being faced, and what design process best practices were used to resolve the challenge.

All 16 case studies:

  • A Soft Ride at BikeE
  • A Student Team Designs a Prosthetic Arm Using Scrum Methods
  • Achieving a Single Truth at Eclipse
  • Agile Design of an Agile Fighter at Saab
  • All Hot And Nowhere To Go at Q-Drive
  • Designing a Hybrid Car at BMW
  • Designing with Mushrooms at Ecovative
  • From Constraints to Components at Marin Bicycles
  • Idea to Product in One Day
  • Irwin Invents the Quick-Grip
  • Multi-duty PC Boards at Sound Devices
  • Redesigning the Ceiling Fan at the Florida Solar Energy Center
  • Reinventing the See-Saw at BigToys
  • Spiral Product Development at Syncromatics
  • Supporting Life in Space at NASA
  • Unsticking a Concept at MAGICWheels