What brought me to this class (as we talked about on Wednesday) is my past internships. I have seen the give and take between the engineering department and the design department at Boa technology. What I really wanted to get out of this class is the knowledge that will help me make something, not only functional, but also appealing. I think that many engineer’s goals coming out of college are to go into new product design or some sort of design work. Having worked at Boa, I know that it isn’t the place for me. Instead, I really enjoy the sustaining side of engineering, dealing with problems that arise after a product has been released. It is important for people who work in this to understand aesthetics in order to ensure that the potential fix wont impact the overall aesthetic or possibly improve it. My dream job would have to be skiing professionally. If that falls through (it never really went anywhere to start), I would love to work at a small company in a sustaining department.