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Introduction to Innovation and Product Design 1,2 (3729, 3730)    - PILOT COURSE -

Pilot Site:
 Pilot course for Kearny EID High School. Other schools may not offer this course without prior approval from the Interdivisional Curriculum Committee.

Grade Range:
 Course duration:
 Two semesters
Subject area in which graduation credit will be given:
 Practical Arts
 UC subject area satisfied:
 f - Visual and Performing Arts
Course Description:
 This course applies the Engineering design process to problem solve, design and create a series of unique products that satisfy both practical and aesthetic needs. This course will provide an introduction to design theory, prototyping software tools and equipment, various materials, and collaborative skills. Students will learn how the available tools and equipment function, the history of the development of these tools, safe operation of the tools and utilize a variety of software programs to design objects and then communicate those products with 3D printers, laser cutters, CNC machines and other processes. The manufacturing lab is a place for students to develop creative solutions to authentic challenges and real-world problems while learning from and valuing past, present and future student work for artistic value. Students will learn and leverage a variety of technologically advanced tools to engage in design competitions that address real-world problems and stress the acquisition and development of critical career skills and artistic expression, interpretation, and analysis. Students will also participate in collaborative projects, peer feedback activities, reflection assignments, presentations, portfolio development, and exhibitions.
Basic Texts and Teaching Guides:
 District Approved CTE Manufacturing and Product Development textbook.
Supplemental Resources
CAD Software.