andDesign Blog by Professor Martin Rayala for Design Education K-12


Professor Rayala's blog is awesome for Project Based Learning (PBL) and

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics: STEM ("and Design" :-)

He has a very succinct writing style: always including a brief list of PBL process points.

Steps in the Design Process

1. Ideation - brainstorming your ideas and getting them down on paper (or computer document :-)

2. Visualization (Disney staffers call it "Blue Skying" :-)

3. Prototyping = scale model building

4. Implementation

A fantastic brief video explaining this Design Process can be seen in the Disney Little Mermaid Adventure Ride Construction Project.


And for more amazing examples of Design Education visit the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum