The steps shown below will be our approach for all major projects and we'll be going over strategies for each step of the design process the first few weeks of class. The key component is I really want to see you grow your skills as independent problem-solvers/designers.
The ability to reflect on our work is an important skill and one that I may have neglected in the past. One thing returning students will notice is that you will probably be writing a little more in this class than we have previously. We'll be using forums on this site for much of this writing and the bulk of this will be answering basic questions like
- "What have I learned doing this project?"
- "Why did I choose the ideas I did?"
- "What new skills did I need to complete this the way I wanted to complete this?"
- "How could I make this solution better?"