Designers are Problem Solvers-Teacher Resource Collection
Designers are inspired by problems! With a defined problem as a starting point, designers find solutions through a design process that includes empathizing with the user, brainstorming ideas and prototyping solutions. At Cooper Hewitt, your class will see the design process in action during a deep exploration of various objects featured in our permanent and temporary exhibitions. Students will also experience the design process in a hands-on, interactive workshop where they will work collaboratively to solve problems through design thinking.
- Students will be able to define key design process terminology including define, empathize, brainstorm, prototype, test, and launch.
- Students will understand the user’s role in the designer’s process
- Students will understand that a designer’s choice of materials inform the form and function of a design.
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