A Holistic View of Product Design for the Enlightened Engineer

Stephen Endersby, SolidWorks

Friday, April 3, 2009, 3:30pm

Spanos Auditorium

This seminar is part of the Jones Seminars on Science, Technology, and Society series

The social and environmental impact of product design has never been more important. From addressing global warming to managing dwindling resources the engineer has never had to do so much with so little. Today's engineer has to work smarter not harder to maximize their product design efforts. Product design has also become more complicated as the wider impact of any product is now influencing purchasing decisions. Engineers are being asked to consider the lifecycle impacts of their designs in a move towards ecologically sustainable products. Product design doesn't sit isolated from society, it shapes it and is in turn shaped by it.

About the Speaker

Dr. Stephen Endersby is a Product Manager at Dassault Systemes SolidWorks Corp., a leading provider of mechanical design and simulation tools. Stephen has over 10 years experience in the MCAD market and has witnessed the radical changes that both large and small engineering companies have been forced to make. Prior to working in the MCAD market, Stephen worked as a design consultant, working with IBM and Black and Decker, as well as Xerox photocopiers. Stephen holds a Ph.D. in numerical methods as well as a master's in aerodynamics.