Organize the Design Team & Assign Specialists
To develop the concept of teamwork that will lead to the successful testing of concepts and design solutions.
Definition and Theory
Teamwork is defined as a cooperative effort by the members of a team to achieve a common goal. Almost all-complex and time-consuming design projects require an organized team approach to solving the problem. Each member of the team is assigned roles and responsibilities. Group objectives are worked towards, records are kept and analyzed, solutions are analyzed and designs are group reviewed.
1. In-groups of three assign the following general roles.
A. Captain (group leader and motivator) and Optimist
2. Each team member shall become a specialist and be responsible for that system, design, construction or final task. Each group must have the following assigned specialists:
B. Secretary (data management) and Creative Thinker
C. Spy (one who finds out what other groups are doing) and Pessimist
A. Design & Aesthetics (overall design and look) Specialist
3. Answer the questions in the lab.
B. Structural Member (tension, compression and bending) Specialist
C. Graphic Presentation (drawing/drafting) Specialist
D. Stability (crane tipping/overturning & counterweight) Specialist
E. Pulley, Cable & Container (applied load) Specialist
F. Construction Fabrication (measuring & cutting) Specialist
G. Construction Assembly (gluing) Specialist
H. Power & Electric (motor and battery) Specialist
I. Quality Control & Research (assessment and improvement) Specialist