This week the Autodesk crew have announced a new collection of apps for the iPad, each of them released under the title “STEAM”. This new term from Autodesk sands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. The education begins with a new Applied Mechanics app, moves on with a Visual Design app, and rolls out with a Measurement app for… well… good measure!
With the Autodesk Digital STEAM Applied Mechanics app, you’ll be using a game-based learning engine to explore energy, work, force, power, loading, and more. With this simple-to-understand set of games, students will be learning both basic principals of applied mechanics as well as simple mechanics along the way.
With the Digital STEAM Visual Design app, students will be exploring the many sides of Industrial Design as well as a more all-encompassing design. You’ll see Elements and Principals split up into basics like Space, Shape, and Color – Balance, Unity, and Proportion. This app is less of a game interface and more of a straight up reading and visual example setup.
The Digital STEAM Measurement app provides students with every single different kind of measurement involved in 2D and 3D objects, showing how their applied to each object that student may be creating or working with. This app and the Design app go hand-in-hand with the Applied Mechanics app to create a suite that’ll be expanding through the future, too!