While this seems to be an easy question to address – appearances can deceive. This entry briefly introduces how we are considering the term, and provides a base from which we will introduce and explore the broad and fascinating topic of Aboriginal engineering. The following definitions were our beginning points. Like all good models (and definitions) they are simultaneously useful and wrong – in line with Box and Draper’s (1987) observations in this regard.
Key elements are the –
- focus on ‘problem-based’ activity
- solution-seeking orientation
- design and implementation of solutions to known, and emerging, problems