Design and analysis have historically been viewed as opposites. However, design and analysis are closely related activities which involve similar types of thinking. This work examines the similarities and differences in cognition and education for design and numerical simulation. The educational pedagogy and educational outcomes of a first year design program and a graduate level finite element analysis course are discussed, and a list of characteristics and cognitive abilities of a good simulator - dubbed "simulation thinking" - is presented.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 2009 Winter Simulation Conference|
|Publication status||Published - 2009|
|Event||2009 Winter Simulation Conference - Austin, TX, United States|
Duration: 13 Dec 2009 → 16 Dec 2009
|Conference||2009 Winter Simulation Conference|
|Period||13/12/2009 → 16/12/2009|