What does it take to create a videogame, line up rhythms like the best
DJs, or design a roller coaster that produces the biggest thrills?
Whether it’s art, music, or engineering, math and science are crucial to
meet these design challenges. In Design Zone
, you can go behind
the scenes and see how videogame developers, music producers, roller
coaster designers and other creative problem solvers use math and
science to do the amazing things they do.
Step into a recording studio and discover how many beats per second it
takes to get bodies moving on the dance floor. Go behind the scenes at a
bike race where you can test gear combinations, then pedal to victory
as you compete on three challenging courses. Enter the videogame design
area, figure out the formulas needed to create on-screen action, then
leap through to the next level of your game challenge. Through it all,
you’ll solve real-world challenges and discover how math and science are
essential to the creative process.
focuses on creative problem solving using algebraic
thinking in a context that is relevant, educational and fun! The exhibit
is designed for families and school groups alike. Design Zone
supports STEM education, offering mathematically rich experiences for students outside of the classroom environment.
The creation of Design Zone was made possible by the generous support
of the National Science Foundation. The exhibition was produced and is
toured by the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI).
Design Zone is supported locally by Peter Kiewit Sons', Inc., Valmont
Industries, Inc., First National Bank, Douglas County Commissioners, The
Durham Society, George F. Haddix and HDR, Inc. Media support provided
by WOWT Channel 6.