The area of Technological Design includes studies into a variety of related fields including Engineering, Architecture, Industrial Design, and more. Students design products to solve various challenges and use technical drawing, computer assisted drafting (CAD), 3D modeling, animation, and model-making to illustrate and explore their designs. In this course we use many different high-end software packages including; AutoCAD, Solid Edge, Envisioneer, 3ds MAX, SketchUp and others. Often models are printed out using our new 3D Printer. You can check our Technology Facebook Page or see our Twitter feed for pics of some of our 3D prints.
Drop by the Technological Design room and check out what we are up to.
Teacher: Mr. G. Booker
Technological Design Course Descriptors
This course provides students with opportunities to apply a design process to meet a variety of technological challenges. Students will research projects, create designs, build models and/or prototypes, and assess products and/or processes using appropriate tools, techniques, and strategies. Student projects may include designs for homes, vehicles, bridges, robotic arms, clothing, or other products. Students will develop an awareness of environmental and societal issues related to technological design, and will learn about secondary and post-secondary education and training leading to careers in the field.
This course examines how technological design is influenced by human, environmental, financial, and material requirements and resources. Students will research, design, build, and assess solutions that meet specific human needs, using working drawings and other communication methods to present their design ideas. They will develop an awareness of environmental, societal, and cultural issues related to technological design, and will explore career opportunities in the field, as well as the college and/or university program requirements for them.
This course introduces students to the fundamentals of design advocacy and marketing, while building on their design skills and their knowledge of professional design practices. Students will apply a systematic design process to research, design, build, and assess solutions that meet specific human needs, using illustrations, presentation drawings, and other communication methods to present their designs. Students will enhance their problem-solving and communication skills, and will explore career opportunities and the post-secondary education and training requirements for them.