Monday, April 29, 2013

PIE …. Engineer – Architect Functions

The Newschool of Architecture + Design has a nice graphic that compares the differences between an Engineer and an Architect see  Architecture vs.Engineering Infographic.  

As the graphic shows it focuses on the Left Brain thinking as Engineer and the Right Brain as Architect.  A PDF version of the infographic is available here.

It compares functions of Engineer and Architect for
  • Character Traits
  • Design
  • Cost Estimation
  • Project Management
  • MATH + Physics Expert
  • Licenses 
  • Specializations. 
I like the graphic in how it shows circles with indications of significance of Left Brain and Right Brain for each of these areas.

In the Productive Innovative Engine (PIE) frame work the six team hats are as follows:

·         b - Business - Project Management

·         e - Engineer - Design & Development

·         s - Scientist - Applied Research

·         t - Technologist - Production/Service

·         C - Customer – Marketplace

·         l - Logistics – Global Supply Chain
Examining the two graphics of PIE and the Architecture vs Engineering shows parallels of creativity.
The above graphic is the back of my business card depicting the PIE Framework. More information is available at  is an excellent website that gives background regarding different types of engineering.  It is a great site for students that can benefit from the games and other content. The university search engine gives information on where to study and what to study.

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