Analysis of Engineering Students' Characteristics in Design Problem Solving

설계 문제의 해결 과정에서 나타나는 공과대학생의 문제해결 특성 분석

  • Rho, Tae-Cheon (School of Industrial Technology education, Chungnam National University) ;
  • Kim, Young-Jong (Applied Ethics Center for Engineering and Science, Kanazawa Institute of Technology) ;
  • Kim, Tae-Hoon (Department of Technology Education, Chungnam National University)
  • Published : 2006.12.31


The purpose of this study is to identify characteristics which are related with design problem solving. For this, an effective problem solver and an ineffective problem solver have been compared and analyzed in terms of the process of design problem solving with a population of students who are enrolled in College of Engineering. This study can be concluded as follows. First, the process of design problem solving was performed in non-linear form and it was varied depending on individuals. Second, the results of problem solving could be varied according to the qualitative level of performance in each stage rather than according to the differences of consumption time by each stage. Third, the main activities in process of design problem solving were identifying a design brief, identifying requirements, exploring a problem solution, and idea modeling. Fourth, the making activities took place most frequently and the longest time in the entire process, meanwhile exploring a problem solution was related to the results of design problem solving.


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