The Design Process Explained

The Design Process Explained

Published on 1 August 2021

Ms. Merritt gives an overview of the design process to help students get started on their design project.

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Transcript
00:01
The Design Process
00:03
With Ms. Merritt
00:06
What is the Design Process?
00:08
Identify a problem that needs to be solved
00:09
Research and explore  what others have done
00:11
Design a blueprint that might solve the problem
00:12
Create your design!
00:13
Test it out and reflect on areas of improvement
00:16
Problems to Consider Solving 
00:17
Environmental issues
00:18
Societal/cultural issues
00:19
Educational issues
00:20
Redesign an existing product to function better
00:25
Planning your Design
00:26
1. Research what others have done
00:28
2. Make a list of the different ideas you want to try
00:30
3. Narrow it down to one design
00:32
4. Draft a materials list and map out the steps
00:34
5. Reflect and revise
00:37
Why Use The Design Process?
00:39
It promotes creativity
00:40
It improves critical thinking skills
00:41
It prepares you for future careers
00:44
What will you create?
00:49
“Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.” — Steve Jobs
00:55
Happy designing!