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

http://anddesignmagazine.blogspot.com/


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http://anddesignmagazine.blogspot.com/

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.


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

http://cooperhewitt.org/