ENGINEERING design, INDUSTRIAL design, ENGINEERING, PROTOTYPES, and ENGINEERING students
The article offers information about the application of design thinking at Stanford University's Hasso Plattner Institute of Design (d.school) founded by David Kelley in 2005 in Palo Alto, California. Kelley aims to add the student's design thinking with his or her skill because he believes it will enable students, especially engineers, to come up with innovations. In his Entrepreneural Design for Extreme Affordability class in 2006, students from business and mechanical engineering have designed low-cost irrigation pumps for farmers in underdeveloped countries. Also, students try to understand a product user's experience through experimental prototyping, which is more of an analogy, despite designing.
The article focuses on the significance of Design and Prototyping Clinic (DPC) at University of California, Davis established in early 2010 in response to the need for engineering help by clinicians and veterinarians to test ideas for medical services. It notes that the university can hire graduate engineering students who possess the appropriate skills to undertake their clients' projects through DPC. Tashari Elsheikh was first to be hired to develop a new bowel biopsy tool for cats and dogs.