THE SOUNDVIEW PREP DESIGN STUDIO
Soundview's Design Studio provides our students with high- and low-tech resources to create solutions to challenges in Art and in Design Thinking classes. Students have access to a laser cutter, 3D printer and scanner, as well as manipulatives such as Lego blocks, wood, cardboard and more. With access to these materials, students can design solutions to the problems their classes have decided to solve. Many of these problems are campus-specific, and their solutions enrich the lives of the community.
In Design Thinking class, students are given the tools to creatively solve human-centered problems and challenges using specific steps. They are taught to “fail faster, to succeed sooner,” and that failing is an opportunity to learn. To fail in this class, is to learn and seek out alternate options to solving a problem or challenge. These steps teach empathy for others and can be used in all facets of their lives. Soundview Students learn the various processes used in design thinking, with focus on the main four: defining the challenge, ideation, prototyping and testing.