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"Engineering Design Process" vs "Robot Design Process"


Dale Nacianceno (Event Partner)
5-Nov-2023

The Design Award utilizes the term "Engineering Design Process" in its Key Criteria.

Engineering Notebook demonstrates clear, complete, and organized record of an iterative Engineering Design Process.

The Innovate Award utilizes the term "robot design process" in its Key Criteria.

Engineering Notebook demonstrates a clear, complete, and organized record of the robot design process.

This term "Engineering Design Process" also defined in the "Key Terms, Definitions, and Links" section of the Judging Guide:

Engineering Design Process – The process of exploring the problem, generating, and testing solutions, and documenting results in an iterative process.

What does "robot design process" mean? Is it any different from the "Engineering Design Process"?

Answered by Competition Judging Committee
28-Nov-2023

We appreciate your attention to detail - this verbiage will changed from "robot design process" to "Engineering Design Process" in the December 15th, 2023 update to the Guide to Judging.

Until that time, please consider the term "robot design process" as a synonym to "Engineering Design Process".