Think like a designer: Make a better computer lab chair
Look around the computer lab at your school or library, and you may notice clunky old equipment due for replacing – but the chairs are probably more outdated. They might be made of hard, splintery wood (ouch), or make embarrassing creaks when you sit on them. Some may even not have wheels, so you have to drag them across the room for group projects. But in this design challenge, you can invent a comfortable, sturdy, rolling chair better suited to collaborative class projects.
Get creative with design in class
In this project-based learning challenge, you'll learn skills that product designers like Karim Rashid use every day at work: researching target audience needs, sketching 3D models, applying ergonomic design principles for comfort, and presenting a scale-model chair prototype that fits in your hand. With creativity and critical thinking, your class will produce a stronger, smarter chair that will better serve computer lab-goers today – and for years to come.
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Create an ergonomic desk chair prototype with Fusion 360.
Invent a chair for the computer lab of the future with Fusion 360.