Design

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Projects challenge students to solve a specific problem using Design Thinking and software tools. Every project comes with resources that provide students with help and guidance.

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Courses

Courses are in-depth explorations of how design works in a specific industry. These multi-week experiences are comprised of multiple projects and additional course material, along with lecture tools for teachers.

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CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT
Learn how BIM tools can be used throughout the building lifecycle, beyond the design and documentation.
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ARCHITECTURE
Learn how BIM tools can be used to support an integrated project delivery approach by exploring how to create a composite model, enable collaborative review, plan construction sequences, and communicate with different audiences.
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ARCHITECTURE
BIM: Computational Design
by Autodesk Education
Computational Design for BIM is an intelligent model-based process that provides a framework for negotiating and influencing the interrelation of internal and external building parameters.
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ENGINEERING
This project presents the theory and methods used to perform linear analyses using Autodesk Simulation.
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ENGINEERING
In this 15 week course, students use concept sketching, 3D modeling, and simulation tools to design a product for marketing.
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ENGINEERING
In this project, you design a fully functional excavator arm using pneumatic cylinders.
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ENGINEERING
In this project you will use reverse engineering to model parts of an assembly.
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ARCHITECTURE
Think like an architect: Turn a traffic zone into an urban park
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ARCHITECTURE
Chicken Coop
by Emily Pilloton
Design a chicken coop for a modern city.
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MAKER
Egg Drop: Air Resistance
by Autodesk Education
Learn about air resistance by designing an egg harness.
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MAKER
Yo-Yo: Kinetic Energy
by Autodesk Education
Think like an engineer: Design a yo-yo
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ANIMATION
Think like an animator: Create a garbage video game
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ARCHITECTURE
Accessible Design
by Ian Siegel
Design a home for aging superheroes.
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MAKER
Biomimicry: Robotic Spider
by Autodesk Education
Design a robot inspired by animals in nature.
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MANUFACTURING
Set Designer
by Stephen Goldblatt
Design a set for your favorite play or musical production!
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ARCHITECTURE
Old School House
by Rebecca Kelly
Design a new BIM studio in an old school house.
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ENGINEERING
Electric Vehicle
by Alex Hammel
Design a faster, stronger electric vehicle.
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ANIMATION
Dance Routine
by Autodesk Education
Choreograph a dance routine in Autodesk Maya.
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STEAM
Living Area
by Autodesk Education
Use Autodesk Homestyler to design a room that's accessible and beautiful.
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STEAM
Visual Design
by Autodesk Education
Explore the elements of visual design: space, point, line, shape, form, value, texture, and color.
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ENGINEERING
Design gears in Autodesk Inventor for your VEX robot.
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STEAM
Tessellations: Textile Design
by Autodesk Education
Design a tessellation in Autodesk Sketchbook.
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ENGINEERING
Rotational Inertia
by Autodesk Education
Harness the power of inertia to design a faster bicycle.
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STEAM
Measurement
by Autodesk Education
Use the Measurement app to become a master of global measurement systems.
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ENGINEERING
Design an aerodynamic Formula 1 racecar and blow the competition away!
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MANUFACTURING
Desk Lamp
by Autodesk Education
Design a better desk lamp using Autodesk Inventor.
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ANIMATION
Create an animation of cell division to help you ace your next biology test!
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ANIMATION
Animation Character
by Autodesk Education
Using your knowledge and love for animation, design the newest CGI character to debut in the upcoming production!
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CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT
Learn how architects, engineers, builders, and stakeholders can collaborate and coordinate in real time from the office or mobile devices.
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ARCHITECTURE
BIM: Intermediate Modeling
by Autodesk Education
Learn how to use BIM effectively within the design process, including area and space planning, using design options, and moving into detailed design and construction.
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ARCHITECTURE
Advanced Computational Design for BIM provides an in-depth look at creating Dynamo graphs to parametrically control and generate Revit elements. This project will consider a conceptual mass and apply project-based applications with Dynamo.
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ENGINEERING
Simulation: Dynamic Simulation
by Autodesk Education
This project presents the theory and methods used to perform a dynamic analysis of a mechanical system using the Dynamic Simulation environment in Autodesk Inventor.
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ARCHITECTURE
Fundamentals of Architecture
by Autodesk Education
This project covers the fundamentals of architecture and the associated software skills.
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ENGINEERING
F1 in Schools: Helmet Design
by Autodesk Education
Using Fusion 360 you can create the next great Formula One racing helmet, and a case to match!
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ENGINEERING
In this project, you learn the ins and outs of a fishing reel to help improve your fishing performance by modelling various parts of a fishing reel, creating an assembly drawing and a video simulation of the fishing reel assembly.
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ARCHITECTURE
Think like an architect: Design a disaster relief shelter
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ANIMATION
Express Yourself: Maya
by Carlos Baena
Learn to animate characters to convey emotions.
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ANIMATION
Think like an animator: Create an animation to save our fish
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STEAM
Think like an architect: Create a moody architectural rendering
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SUSTAINABILITY
Think like an architect: Create an edible landscape for HGTV
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ANIMATION
Visualizing Molecules
by Adam Crespi
Learn about molecules by creating a 3D model in 3ds Max.
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STEAM
Space: Landscape Painting
by Autodesk Education
Explore space and light through painting a landscape in Sketchbook.
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ANIMATION
Learn how to add lighting effects to your 3D designs.
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ARCHITECTURE
Metro Bus Transit Center
by Mark Campbell
Design a metro transit center in Autodesk Revit.
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ARCHITECTURE
Contain It Housing
by Jennifer Caffrey
Design a home made from shipping containers.
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STEAM
Composition: Animal Poster
by Autodesk Education
Learn about composition and the rule of thirds by creating an animal poster.
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MAKER
African Mask
by Autodesk Education
Explore other cultures with 3D design--make an African Mask.
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ENGINEERING
VEX Virtual Clawbot
by Brian Stevenson
Design a robot that can accomplish tasks that are too dull, dirty, or dangerous for humans to do.
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ENGINEERING
VEX Object Manipulation
by Brian Stevenson
Design an object manipulator for your VEX robot.
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STEAM
Social Studies Mural
by Autodesk Education
Design a mural that explains an event in our modern history.
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ANIMATION
Create an animation of a human liver to understand how it functions.
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SUSTAINABILITY
Eco Material Selection
by Autodesk Education
Make smart material choices to design an eco bicycle in Autodesk Inventor.
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ANIMATION
Using Autodesk Maya, create an animation that will save the planet from environmental threats!
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ANIMATION
Design a datapad for a video game in 3ds Max.
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STEAM
Design a 3D book cover illustrating utopian and dystopian themes.
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ANIMATION
3D Rendering
by Adam Crespi
Learn how to render a scene in Autodesk 3ds Max.
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ENGINEERING
Product Design in Fusion 360
by Autodesk Education
Design a product starting from first sketches to complex forms, assemblies, and CNC machining.
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ARCHITECTURAL ENGINEERING
Explore how Building Information Modeling is used across your structural workflow and will help you design, analyze, and document your engineering project. Utilize the integrated analysis functionality to explore engineering, design and construction decisions. See how professionals use tools to create consistent, high quality construction documentation and use this on your student project.
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ENGINEERING
In this project you will use Autodesk Inventor and Simulation Mechanical to learn about Finite Element Analysis (FEA)
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ENGINEERING
Simulation: Fluid Flow
by Autodesk Education
This project explains how to use simulation software to analyze fluid flow.
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ENGINEERING
In this project you are introduced to the fundamentals of mechanical engineering and the associated software skills.
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ENGINEERING
Using Autodesk Inventor, you will model components of a subassembly for a cardboard box assembly line
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ENGINEERING
Create a nature-inspired 6 legged robot using Autodesk Inventor.
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ENGINEERING
Chair: Ergonomics
by Karim Rashid
Think like a designer: Make a better computer lab chair
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MAKER
MP3 Amplifier
by Autodesk Education
Design a MP3 amplifier for a target audience.
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STEAM
Rocket Model: Friction
by Autodesk Education
Think like an engineer: Design a rocket to the moon
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STEAM
Still Life Drawing: Line
by Autodesk Education
Think like a designer: Sketch a digital still life
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MAKER
Balance Bike: Maker
by Kalen Chock
Think like a designer: Design a kid's balance bike
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STEAM
Recreate historical artifacts in Autodesk 123D Design.
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STEAM
Space Belt: Gravity
by Autodesk Education
Design a space belt for astronauts living in zero gravity.
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ARCHITECTURE
Sailing Center
by Ryan Lee
Design the America's Cup Sailing Center.
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STEAM
Create an animation of the solar system to learn all about the planets and their moons!
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ANIMATION
Animate the elements of the Periodic Table to help you memorize their names and symbols.
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MAKER
Chinese Coin
by Autodesk Education
Recreate ancient Chinese coins to understand historical cultures.
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ANIMATION
Imagine that you are asked to design a location for a brilliant new animated short film and the director wants to see a 3D virtual model of this scene.
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ENGINEERING
Use the principles of speed, torque, and power to improve your robot's DC motor.
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ENGINEERING
Design a robot to compete in the VEX Gateway Competition.
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ENGINEERING
Scooter
by Autodesk Education
Design a kid-friendly scooter in Autodesk Inventor.
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STEAM
Art Mural
by Autodesk Education
Create a mural in Autodesk Sketchbook to express your personality.
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Historical Mural
by Autodesk Education
Design a historical mural in Sketchbook.
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ANIMATION
Create an animation in 3ds Max to explain the threats posed to our environment, and help save the planet!
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STEAM
Language and Art: Comic Books
by Autodesk Education
Make a graphic novel out of your favorite story with Sketchbook.
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ARCHITECTURE
Blooming Java
by Edward (Eddie) Mack
Design a flower shop that can be converted into a coffee shop at night.
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ARCHITECTURE
Introduction to BIM
by Autodesk Education
Learn basic modeling techniques for Building Information Modeling (BIM), including building elements, building envelope, curtain systems, interiors and circulation, and creating families.
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ARCHITECTURE
In this project, students will learn how BIM tools can be used to support a multidisciplinary design process. They will learn how to create and check a series of linked models, create reference planes and grids for different disciplines, and model MEP systems.
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ENGINEERING
This project presents the theory and methods used to perform nonlinear analyses using Autodesk Simulation.
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ENGINEERING
Simulation: Thermal Analysis
by Autodesk Education
This project explains how to use simulation software to analyze heat transfer.
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ENGINEERING
In this project, you have been asked to apply your Autodesk Inventor software skills to reverse engineer 2D CAD drawings of an excavator arm.
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ENGINEERING
In this project, you have been invited to create a 3D model and video simulation of an elbow engine from detailed drawings.
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ENGINEERING
In this project, you have been invited to create a 3D model and video simulation of a 4 cylinder boxer engine from detailed drawings and given parts.
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ARCHITECTURE
Bicycle Pavilion
by Will Fowler
Design a bicycle pavilion for two-wheeled commuters to park their bikes.
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MAKER
Design a chocolate mold using your knowledge of the concepts of concave and convex.
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MAKER
Think like a designer: Invent a mobile phone earbud holder
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MAKER
Think like a designer: Invent a smartphone case
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ANIMATION
Animate characters to show emotion.
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MAKER
USB Pen Drive
by Autodesk Education
Make a USB pen drive that can be 3D printed.
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ARCHITECTURE
Shape: Park Design
by Autodesk Education
Learn about the importance of shape in composition through designing a park.
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MANUFACTURING
Pooch Cooler
by Bob Cumings
Create a product to keep pooches cool on hot days.
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ARCHITECTURE
Green Cabin
by Ben Uyeda
Design a pre-fabricated cabin.
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MAKER
Macbeth's Crown: Theater Props
by Autodesk Education
Model theater props for your school's production of Macbeth.
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ENGINEERING
Car Design
by Autodesk Education
Automotive design focuses on the visual look or design of the car from product concept to refinement.
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ANIMATION
Visualize Virus
by Gaël McGill
Create a visualization of a reovirus in Autodesk Maya.
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ENGINEERING
VEX Robot Gripper
by VEX Robotics
Robots can do jobs humans can't using mechanical arms. Design a robot gripper for your VEX robot.
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ENGINEERING
VEX Custom Part Creation
by Brian Stevenson
Design a custom part for a VEX robot in Autodesk Inventor.
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ARCHITECTURE
School of the Future
by Autodesk Education
Design a school of the future that keeps up with the innovations in educational technology!
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STEAM
Molecules in 3D
by Autodesk Education
Make 3D models of molecules to understand their structure.
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ENGINEERING
Gears and Energy
by Autodesk Education
Use Autodesk Inventor to model gears to make your bicycle more efficient.
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ANIMATION
Create an animated Public Service Announcement (PSA) for the World Wildlife Fund (WWF).
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STEAM
Color: Graphic Icon
by Autodesk Education
Use your knowledge of color to create a graphic icon in Sketchbook.
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STEAM
Applied Mechanics
by Autodesk Education
In this challenge, you’ll use the Applied Mechanics App to learn how applied mechanics can affect a design by exploring five interrelated topics: Energy and Work, Force, Power, Loading, and Mechanisms. The concepts you learn will help you understand the forces engineers and architects work with every day.
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