Lecture Notes

Instructors

DH = Prof. Daniel Hastings
LM = Dr. Lawrence McCray
JB = Dr. Jason Black

Students

KD = Kieran Downes
DF = Dietrich Falkenthal
AH = Angela Ho
SH = Shirley Hung
SL = Spencer Lewis
AM = Aleksandra Mozdzanowska
CN = Christine Ng

For lectures 6-11, files are presented courtesy of the student authors and used with permission.

Lec # TOPICS INSTRUCTORS LECTURE NOTES
Phase One
1 Uncertainty

The Engineer’s View

On the Power and the Limits of Analysis

DH, LM (PDF)
2 On Handling Messy Complexity DH (PDF)
3 The Engineering Mindset

Analysis of the Columbia Disaster

DH  
4 Bureaucratic Politics

Some Powerful Dumb Ideas about Politics and Policymaking

LM  
5 Technological Forecasting

Methods for Forecasting; Predictions for the Future; How have they Actually Worked?

JB with Prof. Chris Magee Technology Assessment (PDF)
Technological Forecasting (PDF) (Courtesy of Prof. Chris Magee. Used with permission.)
Phase Two: Structured Case Presentations
6 GPS for Selected Applications Expert: DH
Presenters: AH, AM, CN
(PDF)
7 Packet Switching for Data Communication Expert: Dave Clark
Presenters: SH, SL
 
8 The Minicomputer Expert: Frank Field
Presenters: KD, DF
 
9 Supersonic Transport (SST) Expert: David Mindell
Presenters: KD, SL, AM
(PDF)
10 Seldane to Allegra Expert: Frank Douglas
Presenters: DF, CN
 
11 The National Airspace System Expert: Dava Newman
Presenters: AH, SH
(PDF - 2.2 MB)
Phase Three
12 Ubiquitous Computing: Analysis and Review of Collected Material from the Last Year Frank Field  

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