Group 4 - DeWalt 1/2 in Hammerdrill (Corded)
For this project our group chose to analyze, dissect, and reanalyze the DeWALT DW511 Hammerdrill. Throughtout this project we will investigate the design, answering questions about functionality, aesthetics, manufacturing, and other engineering decisions. In doing so, we will explore the global, societal, environmental, and economic factors which shaped the final design. By reconstructing the lifecycle of this product and considering the customer requirements, design specifications, and manufacturing processes used to produce it, we are able to better understand the decisions that led to its development, otherwise known as the product's archaeology.
In addition to performing the product archaeology, we are required to manage the project ourselves. This includes project planning tasks such as decomposition of the project tasks and identifying internal deadlines. We also had to complete group management tasks, including assigning roles, resolving conflicts, and internal communication.
Gate 1 - Group 4: Preparation and Initial Assessment
Gate 2 - Group 4: Excavation (Dissection)
Gate 3 - Group 4: Evaluation
Gate 4 - Group 4: Explanation