The production of artifacts has always required a collaboration of different kinds of knowledge and ways of knowing. These may be (as the greeks said)—knowing through skill (techne), knowing through intuition (nous), knowing through practical reasoning (phronesis), and knowing through fact and theory (episteme).
The making of things develops and fosters embodied knowledge which refers to capabilities and knowledge that our bodies understand and remember as a result of sensory experience, memory and practice.
Designers acquire embodied knowledge by doing, and enhance their creativity by combining this knowledge with critical thinking.
Using the flickering LED tea-light design to make a gift for the person sitting alongside you that they can take away after class and keep.
Make a map or a list of all the things you needed to know, in order to make this – identify what embodied knowledge you need to have to make this object.