Alice M. Agogino – Instruction

Teaching Record and Awards (pdf)

Courses Taught in Spring 2015

blueball ME110 Introduction to New Product Development: Spring 2003, 2004, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015 (cross-listed as UGBA 190T-2). Photos of final tradeshow.
blueball Eng 296MB-1: Fung Capstone – Green Design Guidelines, Th 4-5:00 pm, 4th Floor Seminar Room, Sutardja Dai Hall
blueball Eng 296MB-1: Fung Capstone – Next Digital Internet of Things (Samsung), Th 5-6:00 pm, 4th Floor Seminar Room, Sutardja Dai Hall
blueball DevEng 210: Development Engineering: Theory and Practice, W noon-2:00 pm, Blum Center for Developing Economies
blueball Eng 296MB-1: Fung Capstone – NASA Spinal Tensegrity Robots, F noon-2:00 pm, 230 Hesse Hall
blueball Eng 296MB-1: Fung Capstone – NASA Spherical Tensegrity Robots, F 1-3:00 pm, 230 Hesse Hall
blueball ME298-1: Research Seminar, offered every semester, Intelligent Systems, New Media and Product Design , 230 Hesse Hall (

Courses Taught in Fall 2014

blueball Dev Eng C200, ME C200: Design, Evaluate and Scale Development Technologies, 11-12:30 MW C330, Haas School of Business; Workshop noon-1 pm I-Lab, Syllabus and Workshop Schedule Fall 2014
This required course for the Designated Emphasis in Development Engineering and a core course for the Product Design MEng Concentration will include projects and case studies, many related to projects at UC Berkeley, such as those associated with the Development Impact Lab (DIL). Student teams will work with preliminary data to define the problem. They will then collect and analyze interview and survey data from potential users and begin to design a solution. Students will explore how to use novel monitoring technologies and rapid feedback for product improvement and evaluation. The student teams will use the case studies or their own projects to develop a plan for scaling and evaluation with a rigorous controlled trial. The primary goal is to provide students with a set of skills that will allow them to flourish in a climate of complex problem solving and design challenges in development engineering. Students will learn to participate in and lead innovation and creativity in collaborative settings. Students will learn how to learn from users using qualitative and quantitative tools including surveys, interviews, new monitoring technologies, statistical analyses and experimental designs. Students will be able to apply these skills to current challenges in development engineering.
blueball CEE 292A: Technologies for Sustainable Societies, Fall 2008-2011, 2014, 5-6 pm M, 534 Davis
Exploration of selected important technologies that serve major societal needs, such as shelter, water, food, energy, and transportation, and waste management. How specific technologies or technological systems do or do not contribute to a move toward sustainability. This is a required course for the Engineering and Business for Sustainability certificate.
blueball ME298: Research Seminar, offered every semester
Intelligent Systems, New Media and Product Design , 230 Hesse Hall ( Mezzanine Design Loft)

Courses Taught in Spring 2014

blueball ME110 Introduction to New Product Development: Spring 2003, 2004, 2010, 2011 (cross-listed in S2011 with UGBA 196-16), 2013, 2014 (cross-listed as UGBA 190T-2)
blueball Eng 296MB-1: Fung Capstone – Next Digital (Samsung & Intel), W 11:00am-Noon, 4th Floor Seminar Room, Sutardja Dai Hall
blueball Eng 296MB-1: Fung Capstone – Mercedes-Benz, W Noon-1:00 pm, 4th Floor Seminar Room, Sutardja Dai Hall
blueball ME298-49: Development Engineering: Research in Action Speaker Series, W 3-5:00 pm, Blum Center for Developing Economies
blueball Eng 296MB-1: Fung Capstone – NASA Tensegrity Robots, F 2-4:00 pm, 230 Hesse Hall (Mezzanine Design Loft)
blueball ME298-1: Research Seminar, offered every semester, Intelligent Systems, New Media and Product Design , 230 Hesse Hall (Mezzanine Design Loft)

Courses Taught in Previous Semesters

blueball Innovation Through Design Thinking: Designed for professionally-oriented graduate students, this course explores key concepts in design inovation based on human-centered design or “design thinking” approaches. Topics cover include human-centered design research, analysis of research to develop design principles, creativity techniques, user needs framing and strategic business modeling. This course will introduce students to the tools and practices of innovation, deep customer insight, and design thinking in real world applications.
blueball ME290P (cross-listed as BA290N with Haas School of Business), Fall 1995-2004, 2006-2011, 2013
Managing the New Product Development Process: Design Theory and Methodology
blueball ME290H: Green Product Development: Design for Sustainability, Fall 2007, Spring 2011 (syllabus); The focus of the course is management of innovation processes for sustainable products, from product definition to sustainable manufacturing and financial models.
blueball E39F Freshman/Sophomore Seminar: Community Assessment of Renewable Energy and Sustainability (CARES)
blueball Ed290C02 – Cognition and Development: Educational Issues in Engineering Design and Problem Solving, Spring 1997, Spring 2010 syllabus
blueball KAUST ME220 – Theory and Methods in Product Design, Spring 2010 Course Description and Syllabus
blueball E198-4 (CCN:27951)/E298A-18 (CCN: 27948) Research Seminar, Spring 2006 (noon-1:00 pm, Friday, 691 Barrrows Hall, Seminar Room for the Center for Race and Gender)
Berkeley’s Research in Diversity and Inclusion: A Multi-disciplinary Survey . The Berkeley Diversity Research Initiative (BDRI) focuses on racial and ethnic diversity, supporting research into the nature of multi-cultural societies and the ways in which such societies – at the local, state, national, and international levels – might flourish. One major goal is to generate a more nuanced understanding of similarities and differences among multi-cultural societies and an identification of factors that contribute to their success . Another goal is to generate specific prescriptions for changes in policy and practice that are likely to draw upon the strengths and assets of a diverse community and reduce ethnic/racial disparities that are of concern to the State of California and the nation. Theme areas to be included in this research seminar include: K-12 Education, Access & Achievement: Health Disparities; Admissions, Mentoring and Achievement in Higher Education; Faculty Diversity; Civic Participation and Political Access; Global Cities: Diversity and Demographic Change; Race, Gender and Immigration in California; and Media, Art and Culture. The seminar will benefit from an external BDRI speaker series which will draw in top researchers nation-wide. The seminar will be team-taught by faculty with expertise in each of these theme areas.
blueball E10: Introduction to Design and Analysis Spring 2009, class syllabus (pdf); Mechanical Engineering Module: Human-Centered Sustainable Product Design (course website); (syllabus, pdf), and module schedule (pdf)
blueball Engineering 39D/ Women’s Studies 39E: Designing Technology for Girls and Women, Spring 2003
Designing Technology for Girls and Women
blueball ME290M, Spring 1995, Spring 1999, Fall 2003
Expert Systems in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
blueball ME 39C and ME 139C, Spring 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999
Multidisciplinary Multimedia in Engineering Design
blueball E198-2, Spring 1998
Service Learning in K-12 Math, Science and Engineering Education:
Focus on the Interactive MESA Project
blueball E24, Spring 1997
CyberSemester Special Offering
CyberCafe: Lunch with Women Engineers in Cyberspace

Design Thinking Resources at UC Berkeley

blueball Design Thinking Courses and Related Papers: Professor Alice Agogino’s Portfolio of teaching innovation through design thinking and doing at UC Berkeley.
blueball Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation: The Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation is Berkeley’s interdisciplinary hub for students, teachers and practitioners who love working at the intersection of design and technology. We empower you with a place to explore, a place to connect and a place to learn the way you learn best – by doing.
blueball Berkeley Institute of Design (BiD): The Berkeley Institute of Design (BiD) is a research group that fosters a deeply interdisciplinary approach to design for the 21st century, spanning human-computer interaction, mechanical design, education, architecture and art practice.
blueball Human-Centered Design Threads: Design is pervasive in our lives, as we spend most of our time interacting with human-made tools, objects, services, and information spaces. All these interactions are mediated through design, through structures and processes which are meant to optimize our relations with our environment. Design then is not only about form, but also about function, purpose and meaning. Many design questions start with an object or a practice, but lead to fundamental questions of economics, justice, and philosophy. The Course Thread in Human-Centered Design connects a rich offering of courses to the core question of design: Who does what with which tools? This question can be answered in a historical or visionary context, but also in a theoretical and a practical context. Hence our course thread connects business courses with engineering courses, and reading-intensive courses with practice-driven courses.

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