Can students design and create an innovative, therapeutic toy for a child with special needs?
This course in Toy Design and Manufacture, will call on participants to become entrepreneurial, creative problem-solvers through a design and make approach. In this course, participants will learn about and apply different areas of technology, namely the engineering design process, resistant materials, textiles, mechanisms and electronics, to create an innovative product that will address the needs, wants and values of the intended user. During the manufacturing process, participants will learn the necessary procedures to work safely and effectively. After producing their final product, participants will engage in an analysis and evaluation of their work and work of others, taking in consideration the social, moral, economic and environmental impact of their toy. This course will foster independent learning and critical thinking in participants, which are the skills needed for today’s fast changing modern society.
- The Engineering Design Process
- Resistant Materials and Textiles
- Mechanical systems
- Learning how to do effective Research
- Drawing Methods and Computer aided Design
- Idea Generation
- Design Thinking, Manufacturing and Packaging
- Product Idea Pitching and presenting
Throughout this Learning Experience each student will:
✓ Cultivate a problem solving mindset while researching new solutions and design methods.
✓ Learn how to use effective Design thinking to create toy mock ups for testing and analysis.
✓ Learn how to use mathematical concepts and elements of engineering in a fun and creative way.
✓ Use design insight to create User friendly and easy to use toy functionalities.
✓ Engage with different technologies
✓ Earn an Official Certificate of Course Completion and Skills acquired. This is a trusted and brilliant way to showcase their new skills!
If application for the course is closed you may pre-register via the registration form below. All applicants will be notified with the upcoming course commencement
REGISTRATION kindly only register if undertaking this course. Space is Limited and classes Fill up Fast.