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Design 11 Outcomes

Module 1:  Design Fundamentals   
Students will be expected to:

• Demonstrate an understanding of the elements and principles of design
• Render forms through drawing and other ways of representing
• Demonstrate understanding of the relationship between form and function of objects
• Apply their understanding of a range of issues, and their cultural/historical contexts, in making design decisions
• Demonstrate and understanding of applications for a range of materials, treatments, and finishes
• Apply understanding of the design process in planning and evaluating a design
• Apply design strategies to plan, communicate, inquire, and make decisions
• Describe and apply their understanding of the relationship between design and the environment

Module 2:  The Built Environment
Students will be expected to:

• Describe how human requirements affect design
• Describe how the environment has an impact on design
• Demonstrate and understanding of the impact of a living environment on human beings
• Describe how social, cultural, and economic issues have an impact on design
• Describe the responsibility design has toward the human and natural environment
• Demonstrate competency in the use of design tools useful in the design of built environments
• Apply the elements, principles and processes associated with design in interior, architectural, and/or environmental designs to address human and or environmental needs
• Organize and present design projects

Module 3:  Communications Design
Students will be expected to:

• Use a variety of communication tools to design and create texts for a range of purposes
• Identify and interpret the strategies they and others use to create texts for specific purposes
• Explain designs’ power to engage (& persuade and audience)
• Observe, listen, critique, and subsequently learn from their own ideas and the insights offered by peers

Module 4:  Product Design
Students will be expected to:

• Demonstrate their knowledge of the factors which influence effective product design
• Demonstrate an understanding of the impact of human from in the design of products (ergonomics)
• Describe how the design of products may be affected by the environment in which they are to be used including extreme and toxic environments
• Describe the responsibility designers have toward the human and natural environment
• Describe a range of economic factors which influence effective product design
• Demonstrate competency in the use of tools useful in the design of products
• Apply the elements and principles of design, and processes associated with design, as they apply to product design
• Identify and use mechanical systems to effectively analyse a product design
• Select, organize, and present designs for a range of products
• Select and use appropriate tools and materials


Module 5:  Design Project

Students will be expected to:

  • Develop and refine a proposal for an investigation or the development of a product, communication, or environment
  • Identify information needs and locate and evaluate resources
  • Identify and extend, refine, and/or acquire required skills
  • Share research and reflections
  • Make project decisions which demonstrate creativity, innovation, and a willingness to take risks
  • Set deadlines and develop a work plan to manage time and resources
  • Develop a plan for monitoring their progress and judging success and contribute to the criteria used for evaluation
  • Gather, organize, and synthesize information and ideas
  • Present the results of their work
  • Reflect on and assess their own learning and the learning of others

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