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dc.contributor.authorHenshaw, Graham Roberten_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T20:35:05Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T20:35:05Z
dc.date.issued2003-04-30en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-05052003-133947en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/32211
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this study is to document the design process as it is adapted to compressed timeframes. I have termed this adapted design process single-session design. This study will also explore the application of this type of design methodology in industry where the research and development phases of products are continually being compressed. The primary research for this study is extracted from the examples of rapid design observed repeatedly on the Robot Rivals television series on the Do It Yourself network. The scope of this television series is a competition between two teams of engineering students to design, build, and operate a robot in a single day. The show yields an ideal platform to study the design process in a highly adaptive and compressed form. This study will show how the design process can be adapted to function in a fast-paced situation. The design process in general has been studied for quite some time. However, to date there is no focused research on a specific design methodology that is intended for extremely short-term projects. This research provides insight into the situation where significant time constraints stimulate creativity and ingenuity in designs.en_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.relation.haspartGraham_Thesis.mpgen_US
dc.relation.haspartHenshaw_Thesis.pdfen_US
dc.rightsI hereby certify that, if appropriate, I have obtained and attached hereto a written permission statement from the owner(s) of each third party copyrighted matter to be included in my thesis, dissertation, or project report, allowing distribution as specified below. I certify that the version I submitted is the same as that approved by my advisory committee. I hereby grant to Virginia Tech or its agents the non-exclusive license to archive and make accessible, under the conditions specified below, my thesis, dissertation, or project report in whole or in part in all forms of media, now or hereafter known. I retain all other ownership rights to the copyright of the thesis, dissertation or project report. I also retain the right to use in future works (such as articles or books) all or part of this thesis, dissertation, or project report.en_US
dc.subjectTelevisionen_US
dc.subjectRapid Design Methodologyen_US
dc.subjectRapid Design Processen_US
dc.titleSingle-Session Design: Design Methodology in Compressed Timeframes Derived from the Robot Rivals Television Seriesen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentMechanical Engineeringen_US
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineMechanical Engineeringen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairReinholtz, Charles F.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberGreen, William R.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberWicks, Alfred L.en_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-05052003-133947/en_US
dc.date.sdate2003-05-05en_US
dc.date.rdate2003-05-29
dc.date.adate2003-05-29en_US


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