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ERIC Number: EJ914376
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-2158-0502
Drafting with Design in Mind
Daugherty, Michael K.; Carter, Vinson
Technology and Engineering Teacher, v70 n5 p5-8 Feb 2011
Design and drafting are subjects long taught in technology education, and subjects that retain high status in the profession. Admittedly, since the initial publication of Standards for Technological Literacy in 2000, design has taken on a larger role and meaning in the technology education profession. However, design continues to be delivered primarily within drafting and computer-aided drafting (CAD) classes in many technology education programs across the nation. And, in many cases, that design component taught in drafting class may be unnecessarily restrictive. As an initial step in overcoming this inherent restriction, the authors offer an alternative approach to teaching design in CAD classes. They present an activity of package design, more specifically the package design of a locker organizer, to invigorate the traditional drafting classroom and infuse more design and creativity into student CAD drawings. This design-based activity provides students with a practical, real-world activity in the CAD classroom. This is design with a purpose. (Contains 13 resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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