Who I am...
My name is Dan Chelius, I am a Senior Mechanical Engineering major at the University at Buffalo. My particular interest happens to be in the field of consumer product design and development. So this course aligns perfectly with the career path I plan on pursuing. For me, product design is an area that allows for creativity to mesh with technology. As an engineer I am grounded in math and science, and have an analytical mind, but also consider myself to be fairly creative and inventive.
What this is...
The purpose of this journal is to document and chronicle my experience in the Design Process and Methods course (MAE 451). I will post summaries of each group meeting, along with other content that I found particularly interesting or relevant to this course. Having a virtual journal will allow me to be more creative with the content I post and hopefully create a more comprehensive and well rounded record of my experiences.
Below is a collection of my favorite quotes that I use for inspiration, motivation or simply appreciation. These quotes are not limited to design in the engineering sense of the definition, but a much broader interpretation of the word "design". This broader perspective can be quite enlightening and illuminative.