Study on Microcontroller Board Design Planning for Design Education

Wonsuk Nam, Ikuro Choh

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Abstract

Several new design tools have been introduced in design education recently with an emphasis on high-level design applications and a technical viewpoint. For example, when computer-aided design was introduced as a design tool, it was used as a communication tool between the design and technical fields, which efficiently changed the product development process. Therefore, microcontroller-type boards such as Arduino have been recently introduced as design tools to teach electronics. However, they are not actively used because of the difficulty met by design students who lack engineering knowledge. In this study, we designed a microcontroller board operating with an application able to control the input/output (I/O) and produced prototypes. The proposed solution eliminates the difficulties associated with the coding stage and can thus be easily used without any special training. It allows quick prototyping of design ideas during a short design workshop, which can increase awareness regarding prototype usability and interest in acquiring additional knowledge among students. We tested the microcontroller board in an educational process, during which student teams were able to quickly develop their ideas through design workshops, build their designs, and express functions of the final prototypes. Through this process, we were able to confirm the validity and suitability of the proposed solution for short electronics design educational programs that enable students to appreciate the role of design in technical applications.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2nd IEEE International Conference on Knowledge Innovation and Invention 2019, ICKII 2019
EditorsTeen-Hang Meen
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages557-560
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781728101101
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Jul
Event2nd IEEE International Conference on Knowledge Innovation and Invention, ICKII 2019 - Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 2019 Jul 122019 Jul 15

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 2nd IEEE International Conference on Knowledge Innovation and Invention 2019, ICKII 2019

Conference

Conference2nd IEEE International Conference on Knowledge Innovation and Invention, ICKII 2019
CountryKorea, Republic of
CitySeoul
Period19/7/1219/7/15

Keywords

  • Design Education
  • Design Prototyping
  • Microcontroller Board
  • Prototyping Tool

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Information Systems and Management
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Media Technology
  • Education

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    Nam, W., & Choh, I. (2019). Study on Microcontroller Board Design Planning for Design Education. In T-H. Meen (Ed.), Proceedings of the 2nd IEEE International Conference on Knowledge Innovation and Invention 2019, ICKII 2019 (pp. 557-560). [9042667] (Proceedings of the 2nd IEEE International Conference on Knowledge Innovation and Invention 2019, ICKII 2019). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICKII46306.2019.9042667