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Michael Deininger

 
  • Status: Ph.D. Candidate.
  • Advisors: Kathleen Sienko, Shanna Daly.
  • Description of Research: My primary research interest focuses on the use of prototypes during the medical device design process. Im exploring methodologies to use prototypes as tools to communicate ideas, elicit user requirements and engineering specifications, avoid perceived solutions, explore ways to evaluate design without bias and ways to improve stakeholder involvement. Other research interests include the impact of prototypes on learning and problem solving, design education and pedagogies that increase students implementation of the design process. I also study the effects of prototype quality and quantity on stakeholder feedback and conduct some of my research in the US and Ghana.
  • Keywords: Prototyping, Engineering education, Product design, Global health technology, Design for low- and middle-income countries, Design innovation and Entrepreneurship.
  • Research Disciplines: Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Education, Biomedical Engineering, Industrial Design, and Psychology.
  • Awards: NSF GRFP Honorable Mention, Semi-finalist Michigan Business Challenge, Highest rated lecturer (BME 451/452), Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) / Plastics News Design Award 2006, iF Product Design Award 2006, Society of the Plastics Industry (SPI) Award Agricultural Category and Best Part 2004.
  • Funding: NIH, Design Science Fellowship, Rackham Graduate Student Research Grant, CRLT Investigating Student Learning Grant, Rackham Global Engagement of Doctoral Education Program: Ghana Internship
  • Publications:
    • Journal Publications
      • Deininger, M., Daly, S. R., Sienko, K. H., & Lee, J. C. (2017). Novice designers' use of prototypes in engineering design. Design Studies., DOI 10.1016/j.destud.2017.04.002

      • Klein, S. R., Deininger, M., Gillespie, R. S., Di Stefano, C. A., MacDonald, M. J., Manuel, M. J., ... & Drake, R. P. (2016, April). Novel target fabrication using 3D printing developed at University of Michigan. In Journal of Physics: Conference Series (Vol. 713, No. 1, p. 012008). IOP Publishing.

      • Palmisano, J., & Deininger, M. (2015) Adaptation to the waste anesthesia gas system: Gaps in knowledge and opportunities for positive environmental impact. Journal of Advanced Veterinary and Animal Research, 2(4), 388-395.

      • Klein, S. R., Manuel, M. E., Pollock, B. B., Gillespie, R. S., Deininger, M., Kuranz, C. C., ... & Drake, R. P. (2014). Construction of a solenoid used on a magnetized plasma experiment. Review of Scientific Instruments, 85(11), 11E812.

    • Conference publications and invited presentations:

      • Deininger, M., Sienko, K. H., Daly, S. R., Lee, J.C., Obed, S., & Effah Kaufmann, E. Does prototype format influence stakeholder design input? 21st International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED 2017), Vancouver, Canada, 21-25 August 2017.

      • Deininger, M., Daly, S. R., Sienko, K. H., & Lee, J. C., The use of prototypes by Ghanaian novice designers. Clive L. Dym Mudd Design Workshop MDW X: Design and the future of the engineer of 2020, Harvey Mudd College, 1-3 June 2017.

      • Deininger, M., Sienko, K. H., Daly, S. R., Lee, J.C., & Effah Kaufmann, E. Influence Of Prototype Type On Stakeholder Engagement, 3rd WHO Global Forum on Medical Devices, Geneva, Switzerland, 10-12 May 2017.

        Deininger, M., Sienko, K. H., Daly, S. R., Lee, J.C., Obed, S., & Effah Kaufmann, E. Prototyping Best Practices By Ghanaian Novice Designers, 3rd WHO Global Forum on Medical Devices, Geneva, Switzerland, 10-12 May 2017.

        Deininger, M., Sienko, K. H., Daly, S. R., Lee, J.C., Obed, S., & Effah Kaufmann, E. The Use of Prototypes by Novice Designers, UM-ISL, 1 May 2017.

        Deininger, M., Sienko, K. H., Daly, S. R., & Lee, J. C. Student use of prototypes to engage stakeholders during design. 123rd ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, New Orleans, June 26-29, 2016.

        Acharya, A., Deininger, M., Sienko, K., Daly, S., How Ghanaian Engineering Students Use Prototypes During Design Projects, UROP Spring Research Symposium, U-M, April 2016

        Deininger, M. The state of current rapid prototyping technologies., Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Ghana, Accra, April 2015.

Michael Deininger