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dc.contributor.advisorDavid Wallace.en_US
dc.contributor.authorDiaz, Stephanie, S.B. Massachusetts Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.contributor.otherMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Mechanical Engineering.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2019-01-11T16:05:48Z
dc.date.available2019-01-11T16:05:48Z
dc.date.copyright2018en_US
dc.date.issued2018en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/119963
dc.descriptionThesis: S.B., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Mechanical Engineering, 2018.en_US
dc.descriptionCataloged from PDF version of thesis.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (page 41).en_US
dc.description.abstractOnline education has been growing and there has also been work done to support residential design education with online media. This thesis focuses on developing online media providing instruction on how to use the laser cutter, a tool that can be used in early-stage prototyping as part of the design process. User research was conducted to understand what information would be helpful for design students while using the laser cutter. The development of the site, targeting MIT Mechanical Engineering design students who are beginner level laser cutter users, is discussed. The resource explains the basics of using the laser cutter and provides additional content and resources that may be useful to design students. The webpage is meant to serve as a reminder of how to operate the tool following training by an authorized laser cutter user. The resource was tested with 7 design students with zero to limited experience using a laser cutter. The tests were successful and showed that the webpage was helpful in providing students with the information needed to create a simple laser cut part without overwhelming them with too many details. A list of revisions and additional media that should be added was developed. Future work should include the development of a webpage targeting intermediate to advanced laser cutter users.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby Stephanie Diaz.en_US
dc.format.extent41 pagesen_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherMassachusetts Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.rightsMIT theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed, downloaded, or printed from this source but further reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission.en_US
dc.rights.urihttp://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582en_US
dc.subjectMechanical Engineering.en_US
dc.titleThe development of online media to support design prototyping with a laser cutteren_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.degreeS.B.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Mechanical Engineering.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Mechanical Engineering
dc.identifier.oclc1080352298en_US


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