21st Century Design & Innovation


    1 Unit

    Prerequisite:  None

    Satisfies graduation requirement in Fine Arts


    Design is an essential part of our everyday lives, from the clothes we wear, the technology we use, and the furniture we work and rest on. In this course, students will investigate various careers in the design field, while also learning the history of design and how “design thinking” and innovation is used in nearly every profession. Students will work on a variety of design problems, from building chairs out of cardboard, to reverse engineering a Tyson vacuum cleaner, to producing work that will go from brainstorming, to concept drawings, to computer rendering, to prototype. Students will investigate design professions like product design, industrial design, graphic design, automotive design, interior design, and computer design. Students will create graphic illustrations like magazine covers and product logos, and learn the several design processes used in the industry. Students will also investigate cost analysis, market viability and package design.