This research guide is here to help you navigate the numerous sources and resources that are available to you, and will also help you accomplish the tasks in your learning objectives for the course. Specifically from your syllabus:
4.1 Research and analyze a client’s or stakeholder’s problem/need, and develop an understanding for the context of that problem/need and relevant constraints to serve as a foundation to design an appropriate solution.
5.1 Based on a thorough understanding of the problem, and relevant constraints (such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability and sustainability), develop solution alternatives that address the problem and select a preferred solution.
13.1 Actively research and learn new tools/methods and/or consult with faculty/subject matter experts when necessary to complete the design.