Glenn, thanks for that troubleshooting story. I love hearing stories about someone who uses logic to solve problems. Troubleshooting skills, which included logical thinking, was one of the things I learn in community college but not much was taught to students when I attended engineering school. As an engineer, I find more times than not we are expected to troubleshoot design and other issues where troubleshooting skills are definitely needed. Thanks to my community college school training, I have solved numerous longstanding problems with just the simple skills I learned in community college.
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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