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Draft course syllabus.

EDCI 795
John Lancett


This FULLY ONLINE course has been developed to enable the students to take on a design
challenge and develop a solution to that challenge. All assignments will require a degree of
research and will come with a visual tutorial and a task that will need to be completed. Each task
has been prepared for you in such a matter that you will be building your product slowly as you
complete them. Things that will help you in this course:
1. High Speed Internet
2. A strong desire to learn and ask questions
3. Good investigative skills
4. A keen eye for collaboration

Course Organisation:

-The course will span 6 week period

-Students are required to complete all 4 modules at their own pace understanding that the entire
solution needs to be complete by the last day of the 6 week term.
-All work will be due on Sunday night.

Contacting the Instructor:

Online office hours are 9:00 am until 12:00 PM Monday through Friday. You can schedule a zoom
meeting or we can meet via chat. You are also welcome to email with any questions and or
concerns. (Email Link)

Message Board

All posts should follow the simple netiquette guidelines listed here. The message board is meant to
serve as an assignment drop box, a file sharing area and a collaboration platform. Make sure that
you post early and post often! This is the link (insert Rubric Link) to the rubric for grading.

Course Content:

This course revolves around a design challenge or problem that will need to be researched,
analysed and a solution determined and created. All solutions will be created digitally and
submitted to your peers for evaluation and feedback. The instructor has prescribed three sample
packs that you can choose from that include software, key resources and models to help guide
you. Four key phases or modules of the project include Investigation, Product Comparison,
Plan and Create, and Evaluate.

Design Challenge:

With resources dwindling and pollution increasing around the world, more thought needs to go into
the idea of sustainability and design. Choose from one of the categories below to embark on your
design challenge


Sustainable buildings
Sustainable toys
Sustainable packaging
Sustainable transportation

Course Objectives/Outcomes:

1. Students will use and further develop research skills.

Outcome: Students will conduct product research about sustainability and sustainable product
2. Students will analyze well organized and accurate data to make informed decisions.
Outcome: Students will analyze research from a variety of sources to determine its validity and
3. Students will create original ideas based on synthesized data form a variety of sources.
Outcome: Students will use product comparison and development of models to determine the
optimal design.
4. Students will evaluate the success and design of their solution
Outcome: Students will create their own success criteria based to effectiveness of their skills in
design cycle and administer product testing with peers.

Course Calendar:

All assignments and deadlines will be posted and available the first day the course opens. You will
need to check the calendar in order to stay current with the workload.

Collaboration and Academic Honesty:

While collaboration and resource sharing are encouraged and should be common practice,
academic integrity dictates that all ideas and designs should be sourced and original thought
should be used when it is possible. All work that is found to have been improperly sourced or not
sourced at all will be deemed ineligible for a grade.

Grading Policy and Assignments:

All assignments will be give a score out of 5. Late work will be assessed and points deducted on a
case by case basis.
1. Discussion posts/Responses-6 sets required
2. Design process journal split into 4 graded sections
A. Investigation
B. Product Comparison
C. Plan and Create
D. Evaluate
3. Digital Design Skills (Final Project)

Discussion Forum:

The discussion prompts are meant to extend the learning you are doing and to enrich the class
through collaboration. All posts should meet at least this minimum of criteria
1. Posts should be well written, including sentences structure and spelling.
2. Original posts should be no less than 150 words.
3. All posts should be referenced using MLA standards
4. Respond to as many students as you wish but make sure to have a minimum of two each
Sample Pack #1:
Toy Design
Sample Pack #2:
Building Design
Sample Pack #3:
Packaging Design
Sample Pack #4
Transportation Design