Students will understand that …
- Reverse engineering involves disassembling and analyzing a product or system in order to understand and document the visual, functional, and/or structural aspects of its design.
- Visual elements and principles of design are part of an aesthetic vocabulary that is used to describe the visual characteristics of an object, the application of which can affect the visual appeal of the object and its commercial success in the marketplace.
- Technical professionals use the results of reverse engineering for many different purposes such as discovery, testing, forensics, improvement or redesign, and producing technical documentation of a product.
- Technical professionals clearly and accurately document and report their work using technical writing practice in multiple forms.
- Sketches, drawings, and images are used to record and convey specific types of information depending upon the audience and the purpose of the communication
- Identify and describe the visual principles and elements of design apparent in a natural or man-made object.
- Describe the process of reverse engineering.
- Explain the various reasons to perform reverse engineering including discovery, documentation, investigation, and product improvement.
- Explain how the visual elements and principles of design affect the aesthetics and commercial success of a product.
- Perform a functional analysis of a product in order to determine the purpose, inputs and outputs, and the operation of a product or system.
- Perform a structural analysis of a product in order to determine the materials used and the form of component parts as well as the configuration and interaction of component parts when assembled (if applicable).
- Select and utilize technology (software and hardware) to create high impact visual aids.