You're right, Chuck. There are no real surprises on this report. But I find the comments about the emerging hands-on curriculum changing things up a bit particularly interesting. Is that the incumbent top schools haven't advanced as much on tweaking their course maps to reflect that shift? If so, I wonder why that is the case.
What should be the perception of a product’s real-world performance with regard to the published spec sheet? While it is easy to assume that the product will operate according to spec, what variables should be considered, and is that a designer obligation or a customer responsibility? Or both?
Biomimicry has already found its way into the development of robots and new materials, with researchers studying animals and nature to come up with new innovations. Now thanks to researchers in Boston, biomimicry could even inform the future of electrical networks for next-generation displays.
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