Students will interact with the first step in the design process (defining the problem) through an engaging describing pictures activity. Through brief lecture, they will learn what a design statement is and what it is used for. They will be given a sample design statement which is reviewed as a class. Next, they will learn how to create a design statement for a product. They will be given a blank design statement (template) and a product image (or video clip). In groups, they will decide what the design statement may have looked like for that product and fill in the template accordingly. Ideas will be shared with the class. Process can be repeated based on teacher's observations and assessment of the results of the activity.