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Foundations of Tech

Midterm Review

TermDefinition
Technology Use of knowledge tools and materials to solve problems and extend human capabilities
Fad Something that is very popular for a short period of time
Goal Oriented Research Used in Research and development to solve a specific problem with a product.
Market The people or consumers who you are selling your product to
Profit Motive The drive to make money
Research and Development A problem solving approach used in industry
Spinoff using a product for something it wasn’t originally intended
Technology Tansfer Another way of saying spinoff
Invention a brand new idea, has never been made before
Innovation adding on or changing an existing product
Criteria requirements
Constraints restriction
Balance creating visual equilibrium
Proportion all the parts are relative in size to one another
Emphasis drawing attention to one part of a product
Unity all the parts coming together as a whole
Movement the path our eyes follow
Repetition using a specific patter, color or symbol over and over again
Model A 3D representation
Prototype a fully functional 3D representation
Bronze Age Weapons
Iron Age Swords, knife
Greek and Roman Sanitation systems, catapult,bow and arrow
Middle Ages Windmill, horse shoe, plow-
Renaissance Telescope, microscope
Industrial Age Electiricy, steam engine, automobile
Infomation Age Computers, Space Shuttle, Digital Photography
Created by: arundelstudent