Can students design and create an innovative product to help with the needs of the elderly?
This course will call on participants to become creative, critical problem-solvers through a design and make approach. In this course, participants will learn about and apply different areas of technology, namely the engineering design process, electronics and programming to create an innovative product that will address the needs, wants and values of the intended user.
First, they research the well-being needs of the elderly individual and brainstorm innovative ways electronic gadgets can meet those emotional, physical or cognitive needs. To refine the design, the students present mock-ups to the elderly person, family and/or carers to collect feedback. As they build the gadget, students learn to use different tools and technologies.
During the course students will learn how to program directly onto a circuit which will make use of a programmable microcontroller (PICAXE-08) which will determine how the circuit operates.
During the manufacturing process, participants will learn the necessary procedures to work safely and effectively. After producing their final product, participants will engage in an analysis and evaluation of their work and work of others, taking in consideration the social, moral, economic and environmental impact of their product. This course will foster independent learning and critical thinking in participants, which are the skills needed for today’s fast changing modern society.
Areas of Study: Engineering; Entrepreneurship, Elements of Design; Humanities
*ADDITIONAL INFO: All resources for general use are included in the course fee. Other complementary personal resources for customization purposes must be supplied by the individual.
Throughout this Learning Experience each student will:
✓ Cultivate a problem solving mindset while researching new solutions and design methods.
✓ Learn how to use effective Design thinking to create toy mock ups for testing and analysis.
✓ Learn how to use mathematical concepts and elements of engineering in a fun and creative way.
✓ Use design insight to create User friendly and easy to use toy functionalities.
✓ Engage with different technologies
✓ Earn an Official Certificate of Course Completion and Skills acquired. This is a trusted and brilliant way to showcase their new skills!
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