The Aesthetic Bridge Challenge

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THE WINNING TEAM

  • WILLIAM SCOTT, Aerospace Engineering
  • RYAN McDule, Computer Science
  • SARAH NEEL, Business´╗┐

ABOUT THE CHALLENGE

The challenge is to design and build a bridge that supports 0.5 ;kg, and spans two feet gap. The bridge that supports the weight and looks the nicest wins. Team gets to choose the materials from the supply.´╗┐

KEY TAKE-AWAYS

According to Karim Rashid, “Every business should be completely concerned with beauty. It is, after all, a collective human need.” There is an important balance between functionality of a product and the aesthetics of a product. Often, as engineers we focus on the functionality and not on aesthetics and products become boxy and mundane. It is important to keep the “look” of products in mind when designing.´╗┐

 

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