Technology & The Design Process: "Age of the Geek"
Terms in this set (25)
The modification of natural resources and human-made materials to meet human needs or wants and solve problems by using creativity and innovation
The study of the natural world through observation, identification, description, experimental investigation, and theoretical explanations.
Something you have to have to survive.
Something to make our things easier or entertaining.
The effect or influence of one thing on another. Some impacts are anticipated, and others are unanticipated.
A tangible artifact produced by means of either human or mechanical work, or by biological or chemical processes.
An improvement of an existing technological product, system, or method of doing something.
A set of related parts - Together, they form a whole, designed to accomplish some purpose
Something put into a system, such as resources, in order to achieve a result.
The observation, identification, description, experimental investigation, and theoretical explanations derived from the input in a system.
The results of a process or the operation of any system.
Information from the output of a system to regulate or control the inputs or processes or in order to modify the output.
A person who designs, builds, or maintains the designed world by making practical application of scientific & mathematical concepts to solve problems & come up with solutions using available resources.
The abstract science of numbers, quantity, space and patterns. Used for accuracy and measurement by engineers.
A person, asset, material, or capital which can be used to accomplish a goal.
A good (product) that does not quickly wear out (lasts a long time- usually more than three years)
A good that is immediately used or has a lifespan of three years or less. Also called soft goods.
Something derived from the environment. Many of them are essential for our survival while others are used for satisfying our wants.
Man-made substances or products made by chemical synthesis
Limitations or restrictions. ("Must NOT haves")
An explicit set of requirements, usually involving measurements, to be satisfied by a material, product, or service
An acceptable variance from a specified measurement. Used to determine minimum and maximum
Forces that are applied to a structure
Creating something that is brand new and has never been done before
A trait, criteria, or specification that must be met or present in order to be successful. ("Must haves")