Mechanical/Computer Cultural Clash
- Mechanical/product design disciplines have hands-on culture
  - Prototype early
  - "File to fit"
  - Aesthetics and usability require hands-on experience
  - General distrust of simulation in some cases
- Computer designers have recently evolved a simulation-based
       design culture
  - "Green wires" are giving way to "first time working silicon"
  - Simulation taken as a matter of course
- Who ever said embedded designers were trained as computer
Organizational & Design Challenge:
  - Delayed gratification; higher-quality prototypes
  - Fund simulation tools just as machine shops/labs are funded
       (high carrying costs for software "maintenance"/update
  - Accept CAD & simulation in a culture dominated by non-
       computer engineers
  - Outreach/education of domain experts in value of computer
       design methodologies