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People Designing for People: A One-Week Human-Centered Design Engineering Summer Camp for Pre-College Students

The Science Teacher—March/April 2024 (Volume 91, Issue 2)

By Taylor Tucker, Saadeddine Shehab

This paper describes the design and implementation of a week-long engineering summer camp that engages pre-college learners in human-centered design principles. Students worked in teams of 3-5 to create and present a viable prototype for a specified user group. The one-week camp engaged students in understanding, ideating, and low-fidelity prototyping. Takeaways from the camp design and implementation are described and possible adaptations to high school science classroom contexts are discussed.

Engineering STEM Teaching Strategies Technology High School

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