Part of Lesson Plan: Defining the Problem & Creating a Design Statement
Activity Overview / Details
Similar to the first activity, this activity is a reverse-engineered process - working with an already-made product and determining what the design statement may have looked like.
I provide a new product image. Using the same groups from the first activity, I have the students complete a blank design statement for the image provided by filling in possible goals and an overall design goal. (Two product image options and blank design statement attached below. Feel free to find your own.) ~ 5-10 minutes.
After the allotted time, I put the select image up on the screen and have the groups share what design goals they came up with.
Optional: In lieu of the product images that I have provided, I am also attaching a list of URLs that you can use instead. They are fun video clips that show different types of inventions. I have also used these when students seem to be struggling with the design statement concept. I will play the video and then have students call out specific goals that the inventions accomplish, etc.