Product Design

Don't see a class time that works for you?  Click here to send us a message and tell us what days and times are convenient for you!Product design is the fusion of art and engineering.  In this exploratory class, high schoolers will learn how to think like a designer and understand the steps involved from concept to production as new products are developed.  Students will also learn about a variety of careers involved in product design and the different ways in which they contribute to the process.  The instructor is an engineer with over 15 years of experience designing products for a wide range of customers.  This is a single-session, 90-minute class taught live via Zoom.  Students will have the opportunity to ask questions during the class....

How it began…

A couple years ago, we were standing in the kitchen talking about how we wished there were more opportunities for the kids to share their work with peers. We had seen how much they enjoyed sharing their writings, drawings, presentations, and marble roller coasters with our co-op (we had started our own that year). It just wasn’t practical for us to meet with people in person more often, though. Wouldn’t it be nice, we thought, if there was a safe space on-line for our kids to post their work and see the work of other homeschooling peers?At the same time, we began to notice that choosing a career and mapping a route to get there is a challenging process that most people don’t have the time or resources to figure out how to do well. So many of our friends, then in their thirties, were mentioning that they weren’t really...