For just a few minutes this afternoon, I want to address the issue of curriculum and project design from an angle proposed by the importance of the hands in learning. The basic principles and elements of design by artists are intended as a set of goals for 2 dimensional work, and a means to accomplish those goals. They also apply to 3-d design and the design of curriculum and even schools as institutions. The principles, or objectives (goals) of design are as follows and apply whether you are designing a box, a large piece of furniture or a school experiential learning opportunity for kids:
- Visual illusion or effective surprise
- Focal point
Make, fix and create...