Design a Learning Space

Educational spaces are challenged by: 

  1. Different students and interests
  2. Budget limitations
  3. Advances in technology and the challenges of keeping pace
  4. Multiple teachers, student ages, and schedules in conflict or competition for space

How would you design a building that would allow a very diverse group of people to share a space effectively? What kinds of activities do you see happening in this space? Will the space be more flexible or more "built in"? 

Use 3D design software to envision an educational space (Library / Computer Lab / Maker Space?) and use Excel to track any equipment and prices that would need to be considered as part of the budget. 


Design an Accessory

Design an accessory for your phone or watch using 3D software or photo editing software. Try the following process: 

Brainstorm! Find problems! Decide Whom you're solving for, What their needs are, and Why your work matters. Tell User Stories, Then: 

  1. Empathize
  2. Define
  3. Ideate
  4. Prototype
  5. Test 
  6. Repeat! 

If your idea is a good one, and feasible, try to build your accessory!


Virtual Reality Experience

These days, you don't need to travel to a location to experience it. Use Google SketchUp or another 3D application to create a virtual environment. Use a VR viewer such as Google Cardboard to step into your virtual world! 

You could re-create a historic castle or kingdom, or imagine the home of the future. Design characters who live in the environment. 

Build the space in Google SketchUp, TinkerCAD, or another approved 3D modeling application.  Try prototyping and testing your application in Google Cardboard or other VR viewer.