Examines the demands of product drafting. The design process is applied in the development of a product with consideration given to its function, fix, aesthetics, ergonomics, and its ability to be economically manufactured. Drawing assignments are done extensively on CAD.
Goals, Topics, and Objectives
- Elements of a product
- Elements of design
- Materials and processes
- Design considerations and processes
- Develop product concept
- Drawing a product
- Identify elements of good design including: materials, manufacturability, functionality, durability, cost, and appearance
- Evaluate a product and identify elements of good and poor design
- Express a design concept through the use of a sketch
- List considerations of function, cost, materials, manufacturability, appearance, and durability that are involved in the design of a product
- Design a product incorporating the elements of good design
- Design a product to perform a specified function within given parameters and specifications
- Effectively express a design for a product using principles of orthographic projection in a finished mechanical drawing and/or a physical model
Assessment and Requirements
All students will be required to complete a set of competencies measured through drawings, tests, written assignments, and achieving a cumulative average of 60% or above.
Credit for Prior College-Level Learning
Approval for prior college-level learning will be based on drafting instructor review of a student portfolio AND a student interview.