Engineering Sciences 96 is a group project selected to provide experience
in the processes and practice
of engineering design. It is the central activity of a design seminar
which, ordinarily, is taken in the spring term of the junior year. This
year, we are studying the Harvard University Health Service, working
with its staff to optimize its information system. Professor Victor
Jones has written an introduction to
Meets Monday 2-4 p.m. in Pierce Hall 209. The dress rehearsal is
scheduled for Friday 3 May 2 p.m. - 10 p.m. tentatively in Cruft
318. We will move to Pierce 209 at 6 p.m. or earlier.
If a group would like to meet with a professor or TF, please
contact one of them to set up a meeting.
Discuss topics with
class members on the newsgroup harvard.course.es96.
- Teaching Fellows
Notes From Class Meetings and Sections
- 5 February--Prof. Jones discusses the
flow of medical records at UHS
- 8 February--photos from a tour of the UHS
Records Department and analysis of
the visit in the section meeting that followed the tour
- 12 February--a visit by staff of the
UHS Records Department and representatives of Ames Color File
- 14 February--section discusses divison
of information gathering groups
- 15 February--details of a
section meeting following the visit
- 21 February--presentation of schemes for
breakdown of the problem from the class
meeting; students decided on
data gathering teams
- 26 February--
preliminary results from fact-finding groups; also see the
heading Team pages for links to group home pages
- 4 March--continued group presentations
- 7 March--brainstorming
discussion of possible solutions
- 11 March--a summary of Monday's meeting where new teams were decided upon.
- 18 March--team updates
- 1 April--groups present updated ideas
- 4 April--reorganization with assignment
of two people each to assessment of the current system and
coordination of the proposed system
- 8 April--group presentations on
cart/workbench ensemble, records room layout, the roving checker,
voice recognition, information coordination, and backlog.
- 15 April--minutes of presentations
on final presentation duties, the personal digital assistant,
tracking cost analysis, and the bubble RAV.
- 18 April--mintues of presentations
on the ERAV, the journey of a chart, data entry backlog, and the
- 22 April--minutes of presentations
on data entry, RAV reform, workbench, dumbwaiter, and tracking.
- 25 April--transcription of meeting.
Subjects discussed include
outlines, the ERAV, scheduling of dress rehearsal, backlog,
composition of folders, rover in the records room, technical
processing, printer, and carts.
- 1 May--Francis'
- A listing of Data Gathering
- A listing of Solution
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