Teacher Review for Autodesk Digital STEAM Visual Design

Gorgeous, engaging overview of the principles of design

Kelly B.
Media specialist/librarian
Chaminade College Preparatory High School
West Hills, CA
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My Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts
My Rating
Learning Scores
Engagement
Pedagogy
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Homework
Individual
Knowledge gain
Practice
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
General
How I Use It
This could be assigned as homework, although there is no way to ensure that students actually did it. As a teacher-led lesson using a computer/projector, teachers could call up students to describe the principle then show the app animation. To extend learning, students could then describe a way that that principle is used in design in a real-life example.
My Take
The graphics are extremely well-done.This app is a very useful supplement, but not a primary learning tool. You basically click through the definitions and watch the animation. No way to assess knowledge. Didn't realize that clicking on the object animates it until I accidentally clicked on it. Besides that, it's pretty intuitive. Nice visuals and definitions help clarify the principles of design.