Lesson 2: Design problem introduction

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How do designers and engineers come up with great ideas and make them real?

In this course a series of lessons and activities guides you through the design process to solve a real-world problem related to clean drinking water beginning with a human-centered design approach, then moving into concept ideation by hand and finally translating those ideas into 3D digital prototypes using Autodesk Fusion 360, a cloud-based CAD/CAM solution for collaborative product design.  

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What will you learn in this course?
In this course you will learn how to…

  • Apply design problem solving processes to address a problem
  • Generate ideas using the cloud based digital tool, Fusion 360, to sketch, model concepts, visualize, prototype, test, and refine through an iterative process
  • Use the right design criteria during your decision making and idea refinement stages
  • Refine your design solution with respect to the defined problem statement and input from other stakeholders

 
Prerequisites
This course is for beginners.  Anyone with a background in non-design disciplines such as engineering, business, and education, interested in designing products by applying Design Thinking and digital CAD tools for visualizing.  While some knowledge of 3D modeling and industrial design is helpful, it is not required.

About Fusion 360
Autodesk Fusion 360 is a cloud-based CAD/CAM tool for collaborative product development. Fusion 360 enables exploration and iteration on product ideas and collaboration within a distributed product development team. It combines organic shapes modelling, mechanical design and manufacturing in one comprehensive package. 

Gather your materials
Download Fusion 360 to get started with this course.  Students and educators can download it for free.
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Fusion 360 system requirements

After you have downloaded Fusion 360, download the Project resources file which includes datasets and a student guide for this course by clicking the Next button below and navigating to Lesson 1: Project resources.

12 comments
"AEIOU methodology" is a good remembering tool. Simple yet efficient mean. Simple yet efficient means are also the basics of modeling within the 3rd lesson to approach the problematic with ease and good understanding of 3D tools. Very good job and very affordable Design course, bravo !
I have leant a lot from this course!!
it was good program, add more design problems and design thinking processes.