What is the design process?
The design process - sometimes called the engineering process - is a method for solving problems. It is used to make things - cars, phones, planes, toys, video games, robots, furniture...anything that must be created.
Failure is a very important part of this process. You learn from your failures to create better and better designs. Each prototype may have new problems, and so you keep improving until you have a finished product. Others may improve on your design. This process has made our cars faster, more efficient, safer, more reliable, more comfortable, and more convenient. What will designers do to our cars in the future? We may use renewable energy to power them. We may not even drive them! Below you'll find an illustration and video of the design process.
Simple pLane Design
Simple Planes is a design game that has different modes. To learn how to play the game, we will complete the "build your first plane" tutorial. If there is time, you can take the flying tutorial as well. So what is our first design problem? Leaning how to use the tools of the game!
Standards: ISTE 4A: Students know and use a deliberate design process for generating ideas, testing theories, creating innovative artifacts or solving authentic problems.
ISTE 4C: 4cStudents develop, test and refine prototypes as part of a cyclical design process.