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8th Grade PLTW

Activity B.3.a Hobby Organizer Design

TermDefinition
Process Human activities used to create, invent, design, transform, produce, control, maintain, and use products or systems; a sequence of actions that combines resources to produce an output.
Engineer A person who is trained in and uses technological and scientific knowledge to solve practical problems.
Designer A person who designs any of a variety of things.
Design An iterative decision-making process that produces plans by which resources are converted into products or systems that meet human needs and wants or solve problems.
Design Process A systematic problem-solving strategy, with criteria and constraints, used to develop many possible solutions to a problem or to satisfy human needs and wants and winnow (narrow) down the possible solutions to one final choice.
Ergonomics The study of workplace equipment design or how to arrange and design devices, machines, or workspace so that people and things interact safely and most efficiently.
Design Brief A written plan that identifies a problem to be solved, its criteria, and its constraints. The design brief is used to encourage thinking of all aspects of a problem before attempting a solution.
Annotate To make notes on a sketch to provide further information.
Dimension A measure in one direction.
Decision Matrix A tool for systematically ranking alternatives according to a set of criteria.
Evaluate To form an idea of the amount or value of; assess.
Criteria Desired specifications (elements or features) of a product or system.
Created by: MsCondon