7 — The Science of Engineering Collaboration w/Dr. Alison Olechowski

The idea of the “solo innovator” working alone on an invention is pretty familiar to most of us. But when it comes to complex mechanical design, engineering is inherently collaborative work. Great breakthroughs don’t come from individuals; they come from teams.

Dr. Alison Olechowski, Assistant Professor at University of Toronto, joins host Adam Keating to share perspectives gained from leading multiple studies on the impact of collaborative practices in engineering.

Listen to the full episode as Alison and Adam discuss:

  • The results of successful collaboration
  • The benefits of designing collaboratively
  • The need for stakeholder input in co-design
  • How to create opportunities for co-design
  • The future of design engineering


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