Generate and document multiple ideas or solution paths to a problem through brainstorming.
Describe the design process used in the solution of a particular problem and reflect on all steps of the design process.
Utilize an engineering notebook to clearly and accurately document the design process according to accepted standards and protocols to prove the origin and chronology of a design.
Create sketches or diagrams as representations of objects, ideas, events, or systems.
Explain the contributions of engineers from different engineering fields in the design and development of a product, system, or technology.
Review and evaluate the written work of peers and make recommendations for improvement.
Mind Map: Centering your topic, research and brainstorm 4 ideas for possible product design solutions that relate to your topic. Final Mind Map can contain brief notes and thumbnail sketches if needed.
Design Briefs: Create and complete a design brief in the proper format for
every product design solution. *You must list at least 5 criteria and 5 constraints including the following criteria: Does the needed technology already exist?
Ideation Drawings: Create a set of ideation drawings for each of your
product designs. Shading and color is encouraged.
Concept Drawings: Create a set of concept sketches for each of your
product designs. Remember to align your views and neatly annotate as
much information as possible.
Final Drawings: Final presentation drawings should contain at least one
perspective view w/background shape, cast or drop shadow. Shading and
color is encouraged. Additional views from different perspectives can be
added at your discretion.
Joy2Learn Artists /Videos that Support Project
Elizabeth Murray, My Ambitions
Frank Gehry, My Son and I
Richard Serra, My Life, Little Richard
Art Forms that May Be Included
Product Design drawings created with various media including pen, pencil marker, charcoal & prototype model created with foam or balsa wood
Connections to Students Passion Areas and Interests
Students have the choice to design a product that addresses a physical or mental disability or address a current and somewhat urgent need in the form of COVID PPE products.
Students submit their final work in the form of a sales pitch to their peers and address questions (remote or in-person)
Paper (heavyweight), pencils, pens, internet access for research and work sharing purposes.
Ideal collaborators would be frontline workers as well as specialists and doctors depending on disability
Elements Weight 5 Points 4 Points 3 Points 2 Points 1-0 Points Total
4-6 weeks (1 1/2hr period class every other day with approx. 20 minutes a night of asynchronous work)
Looking to professional artists to understand what they do, how they think, and their processes -no matter what their passion is- can help you develop a deeper understanding of creativity and how it can support their teaching.