video clips from the Stanford Technology Ventures Program’s ECorner Collection.

  • Learning creativity

All problems are opportunities. The bigger the problem, the bigger the opportunities.

Start small. Take some risks, get some successes. Repeat with a bigger problem.

Questions correspond to the steps in the [/Engineering%20Design%20Process Engineering Design Process].

  • Ask (What? Ask questions, understand the need, identify the problem, define)
  • Imagine (So what? Imagine, brainstorm, explore, discover)
  • Plan (Now what? Plan, design)
  • Create (Do it. Create, try it out)
  • Improve (If this then what? Improve, make it better)

Engineering vocabulary, concepts

  • creativity, observation, mind mapping, observation

Show and Tell
Now it is your turn. Here are some challenges for you to work on…

  • create a [[mind map for an engineering project or design challenge

Learn more…

  • Mind map – a diagram used to visually outline information. A mind map is often created around a single word or text, placed in the center, to which associated ideas, words and concepts are added. Major categories radiate from a central node, and lesser categories are sub-branches of larger branches. Categories can represent words, ideas, tasks, or other items related to a central key word or idea.