Lecturer, Researcher
Hasso Plattner Institute of Design ("the d.school") | Stanford University

 
Research Interests
Design for sustained development
Effective implementation of reconstruction policy
Persistence in engineering education
DfX tools for less industrialized economies

 
Journal Articles

D. Chubin, K. Donaldson, B. Olds, L. Fleming (2008) "Educating Generation Net—Can U.S. Engineering Woo and Win the Competition for Talent?", Journal of Engineering Education, 97(3), July, pp 245-257.

K.M. Donaldson (2006) "Opportunities for and Constraints of Product Design in Less Industrialized Economies: the Case of Kenya," Research in Engineering Design , DOI 10.1007/s00163-006-0017-3.

K.M. Donaldson, K. Ishii and S.D. Sheppard (2006) "Customer Value Chain Analysis," Research in Engineering Design, Vol. 16, No. 4, pp. 174-183, DOI 10.1007/s00163-006-0012-8.

K.M. Donaldson and S.D. Sheppard (2003), "Epals to Enhance Mechanics Learning", International Journal of Engineering Education, Vol. 19, No. 6, pp. 836-846, DOI 0949-149X/91.

 
Conference Proceedings

K.M. Donaldson, H. Chen, G. Toye, M. Clark, S. Sheppard (2008) "Scaling Up: Taking the Academic Pathways of People Learning Engineering Survey (APPLES) National", Frontiers in Education Conference , Saratoga Springs, NY, October 22-25.

H. Chen, K. Donaldson, O. Eris, D. Chachra, G. Lichtenstein, S. Sheppard, G. Toye (2008) "From PIE to APPLES: The Evolution of a Survey Instrument to Explore Engineering Student Pathways". American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, June 22-25.

K.M. Donaldson, G. Lichtenstein, S.D. Sheppard (2008), “Socioeconomic Status and the Undergraduate Engineering Experience: Preliminary Findings from Four American Universities”, American Society for Engineering Education Conference , Pittsburgh, PA, June 22-25.

K.M. Donaldson, H.L. Chen, G. Toye and S.D. Sheppard (2007), "Targeting Undergraduate Students for Surveys: Lessons from the Academic Pathways of People Learning Engineering Survey (APPLES)", Accepted to Frontiers in Engineering Education, Milwaukee.

O. Eris, H.L. Chen, D. Chachra, C. Rosca, L. Ludlow, S.D. Sheppard and K.M. Donaldson (2007), "A Preliminary Analysis of Correlates of Engineering Persistence: Results from a Longitudinal Study", American Society for Engineering Education Conference , Honolulu.

K.M. Donaldson, S.D. Sheppard (2007), "Exploring the Not-So-Talked-About Undergraduate Pathway: Migrating Into Engineering", International Conference of Research in Engineering Education , Honolulu.

K.M. Donaldson (2006), "The Challenge of Keeping Iraq's Lights On: A Critical Look at Electricity Reconstruction" Invited paper for Stabilizing Iraq: Options for Democracy, Security and Development Conference at the Freeman-Spogli for International Studies, Stanford University, March 17-18, Stanford

K.M. Donaldson and S.D. Sheppard (2004), "Approaches to Product Design in Kenya: Is Design Universal?" 2nd Symposium on International Issues in Engineering Design at the ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences, September 28 - October 2, Salt Lake City, USA.

K.M. Donaldson, K. Ishii and S.D. Sheppard (2004), "Customer Value Chain Analysis" 9th Design for Manufacturing Conference (DFM) at the ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences, September 28 - October 2, Salt Lake City, USA. (See RED article for more complete version).

G. Lister and K.M. Donaldson (2003), "Industrial Engineering in Less Industrialized Economies - Are New Paradigms Needed?" Proceedings from the 32nd International Conference on Computers and Industrial Engineering, August 11-13, 2003, Limerick, UK.

K.M. Donaldson (2002), "Recommendations for Improved Development by Design", Development by Design (dyd02) Conference, December 1-2, Bangalore, India.

K.M. Donaldson and S.D. Sheppard (2001) "Modification of a Methodological Design Tool for the Developing Country Scenario: A Case Study in Product Definition," ICED01 International Conference for Engineering Design, August 21-23, Glasgow, UK.

K.M. Donaldson, M.J. Fisher, and S.D. Sheppard (2001) "Technology-Driven Job Creation in Africa through Micro and Small Enterprises", Work 2001 International Conference on Employment Creation in Development, April 2-5, 2001, Johannesburg, South Africa. (An updated version of this paper was published in Design without Borders )

 
Books & Book Sections

K.M. Donaldson (1998, 2001, 2004) The Engineering College Survival Guide, BEST (Basic Engineering Skills and Tools) series, The McGraw-Hill Companies, Burr Ridge, IL, ISBN 0-07-228647-4.

K.M. Donaldson, M.J. Fisher, and S.D. Sheppard (2004) "Technology-Driven Job Creation in Africa through Micro and Small Enterprises", Chapter in Design without Borders - from Incorporating Industrial Design into Projects for Development and Humanitarian Aid, A. Haugeto and S. Knutslien (eds.), Norsk Form, Oslo, Norway.

K.M. Donaldson (2000), Chapter contributor for Kenya: SME Capital Goods Production: Micro-Irrigation Technologies, IT Publications, The Schumacher Centre for Technology and Development, Warwickshire, UK.

 
Miscelaneous!

K.M. Donaldson (2008), “Why to Be Wary of ‘Design for Developing Countries’”, Ambidextrous, issue 9, pp 35-37.

K. Donaldson and S. Sheppard (2007) "A Snapshot of American Undergraduate Engineering Institutions: National Sampling for the Academic Pathways of People Learning Engineering Survey (APPLES)". CAEE Technical Report Series. CAEE-TR-08-05. Seattle, WA: Center for the Advancement of Engineering Education.

K.M. Donaldson (2006), "Point of View: Designer in Baghdad", Ambidextrous, issue 4, pp 8-9.

K.M. Donaldson (2000), "Treadle Pump for Irrigation in Africa", FAO Water Reports No. 20, IPTRID (International Programme for Technology and Research in Irrigation and Drainage) collaboration with FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization), Rome, Italy

 
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