We Design Redesign
Virtual Classroom (9-12 Grade)
Learners will be able to identify with the role of a designer and understand the ways in which the design process is already integrated into their own methods of problem-solving.
- Identify the different design fields
- Connect with a designer’s story and process
- Recall integral steps of the design process
HOW TO USE THIS LESSON
This lesson is part of our Virtual Classroom offerings. Below you’ll find embedded previews of the lesson resources so you can review them before deciding to add them to your own Google Drive. When ready, click any of the “Make a Copy” headings and the resource will be copied into your Google Drive. This copy will not affect the original files—so feel free to edit and adapt them to your classroom needs!
Through this activity and their exploration of the We Design exhibition, students will form a personal connection with the work of a designer and better understand the breadth of the design industry. Working in groups, students will gather a collective understanding of the different forms that design takes while becoming well acquainted with the design process (empathize, define, ideate, prototype, and test): first by examining another’s designer’s story and next, by designing their own prototype of the designer’s product. Ultimately, students will be able to identify with the role of a designer; realizing the ways in which the design process is already integrated into their own methods of problem-solving.
11-12.ELA.W.7 Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question) or solve a problem; narrow or broaden the inquiry when appropriate; synthesize multiple sources on the subject, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.
HS.ETS.1.5 Plan a prototype or design solution using orthographic projections and isometric drawings, using proper scales and proportions.
HS.ETS.1.2 Break a complex real-world problem into smaller, more manageable problems that each can be solved using scientific and engineering principles.
EDUCATOR’S GUIDE · SAVE A COPY
The Educator’s Guide for We Design Redesign outlines the lesson in full, including background information for educator’s less familiar with the design field as a whole.
SLIDE DECK · SAVE A COPY
The slide deck is a Google Slides presentation for the lesson. It was devised for synchronous instruction, but can easily be adapted for an asynchronous project.
FORM: FIND A DESIGNER · SAVE A COPY
The “Find a Designer” form guides students through researching a particular designer using the We Design Online Exhibition as the main resource.
FORM: REDESIGN · SAVE A COPY
The “Redesign” form guides students through redesigning a project from their chosen designer and a set of questions meant to prepare them for short presentations.