Review and Improvements
AE Design-II


You're asked to look back over the design experience for the term and draw some conclusions. As part of this reflection you're required to look ahead to Senior Design and discuss the process you'll follow.

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To achieve this reflection you're asked to address the following.

Reflection on Each Assignment

Consider each assignment and define:

  • What you expected it to be
  • What actually happened
  • What the greatest challenges were
  • What you'd do differently now if you had the opportunity
Reflection on Senior Design Teams Observed

Identify each Senior Design presentation you observed and discuss at least the following:

  • Whether their goals were clear and they demonstrated how they met the goals or had to modify the goals.
  • Whether the different systems of their design appear to have been coordinated in their development or show lack of coordination.
Looking forward to Senior Design

Discuss how you intend to address the Senior Design process. Identify lessons that you've learned in this course (or others) that you believe will allow you to proceed effectively.

* If you're already engaged in Senior Design then answer this question identifying what you've done effectively in Senior Design and what you'd change now if you had the opportunity to repeat it.


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This project is to be completed individually. You are welcome to consult with your classmates for suggestions - short of direct copying. The grading is on an absolute scale so mutual assistance can only help you.

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You are to deliver a web site which addresses the assignment, ready to be viewed by the class and instructor. Each site should meet the following requirements.

Web Page Requirements

Your assignment site should have at least the following information on it:

Remember to turn in the Assignment to the Submit Assignment database.

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The following will be be used to assess your success in meeting the project's requirements. Note that each project will be "weighted" as shown on the grading to determine the overall term grade.

General advice - BE SPECIFIC, you'll only get an average grade if you give generalities without specific numbers, details, examples to back up your generality.

Excellent Work = Average +
Average Work (60% approx.)
Possible Points
Reflection on Each Assignment Discuss the sequence and interaction between the different assignments Address each of the points raised in the detail section.
Looking forward to Senior Design Present a checklist for yourself to maximize the likelihood that Senior Design will go smoothly. Address the issues defined in the detail section.
Extra Credit Comments on the AE-Design I-II sequence and how it could be improved. Suggestions for improving the assignment (1 pt)

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Updated: 6/12/08