Joran Booth

Joran

Joran is a D-PhD student in the School of Mechanical Engineering at Purdue. He received his bachelor's in mechanical engineering from the Brigham Young University. His research focuses on how students abstract and solve complex problems in early design phases, with a special emphasis on functional decomposition and sketching/visualization. Other research interests include prototyping, engineering history, education, family science, and history. Joran spends his free time volunteering, playing board games, hiking, playing music, or spending time outdoors. His past projects include starting the Purdue Maker's club, various sketching workshops, and simple robots. He recently finished an internship at IMMI, a top automotive safety products company.  Joran is a member of ASME and the Order of the Engineer. You can find more information at http://joranbooth.wordpress.com/.

Makers’ Faire 2012

In 2012, our lab represented Purdue for the first time at the annual Makers’ Faire in San Mateo, California.
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NERF Blaster Dissections

In 2012, we were invited to lead a workshop in ME 297 (How Stuff Works) for NERF blasters.  We brought blasters for the students to…

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Sketching Workshop for College Mentors for Kids

In 2011, we were asked to teach kids about what it means to be an engineer and have some engineering activity.  We talked to the…

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Magoon Award for Teaching Excellence

Bill Bernstein, Devarajan Ramanujan, Joran Booth, and Sujin Jang  have received this year’s  Estus H. and Vashti L. Magoon Award for Teaching Excellence (2015).
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Art Meets Engineering Design: An Approach for Reducing Sketch Inhibition in Engineers During the Design Process

Joran W. Booth, Abhinav K. Bhasin, and Karthik Ramani
ASME IDETC/CIE 2014
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Evaluating the Bottom-Up Method for Functional Decomposition in Product Dissection Tasks

Joran W. Booth, Abhinav K. Bhasin, Tahira Reid, Karthik Ramani
ASME IDETC/CIE 2014
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Understanding Abstraction In Design: A Comparison of Three Functional Analysis Methods for Product Dissection

Joran Booth, Tahira Reid, Karthik Ramani
ASME IDETC/CIE 2013
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Joran’s Publications

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