Strengthening the Product Design and Development Process

Faculty Information

Faculty Name: Brian Sylcott

Department: Engineering

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Research Description

Highlights of Research:


The focus of my research is gaining a better understanding of how consumers evaluate and form preferences for products. The goal is to use this information to aid in the product design and development process. The work entails collecting data while potential consumers evaluate product designs in various forms.


Students would be expected to aid in the development of products used for testing as well as in data collection.



Class or level of student sought: Second year or higher


Needed skills:

  • Familiarity with Solidworks
  • Familiarity of MS Office products


Preferences: Ability to sketch products


Time Commitment 

Time commitment per week: 6-8 hrs

Time period/date when student would begin: November 2015



Students will be paid for this experience at $10 per hour.

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