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Recent posts covering syllabus core topics.

Arc Mouse Design – An innovative product?

Arc Mouse Design – An innovative product?

  The Arc Mouse was an idea proposed by designers Seunghoon Shin and Chang Seok Kim during the 2012 IDEA Awards, which visually and practically, will revolutionize the way we use portable mouses nowadays. Although this is a conceptual mouse, this product could...

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Bosse Shovels – Topic 1 (Human Factors and Ergonomics)

Bosse Shovels – Topic 1 (Human Factors and Ergonomics)

  When farmers dig into the soil for crops, which takes several hours, it can take a toll on their upper body and leave them incredibly tired towards the end of the day. This brings the introduction of the Bosse Shovel which makes working in crop fields a lot...

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2.4 Clean Technology

2.4 Clean Technology

  The Be.Toothbrush is a battery free powered toothbrush which aims at providing the experience of an electric toothbrush, but without the electric bit. It aims at reducing battery waste as they are non biodegradable and non renewable. This is a perfect example...

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5.2 Innovation – Architectural Innovation

5.2 Innovation – Architectural Innovation

The New Google Gadget Concept is a very good example of Architectural Innovation. The technology of the components stays the same, but the configuration of the components is changed to produce a new design. Putting existing components together in novel ways.  ...

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Innovative Ideas

My mission is to enable the learning and development of extraordinary, innovative leaders that will bring new levels of creativity, vision and integrity to business and society.

Global Community

No other subject in education has the ability to make the world a better place than Design Technology. I try to find articles from publications all over the world making them as relevant to as many people as I can.

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Patience is a virtue

I will be adding topics as I deliver them to my class over the next two years.  As and when I read an article for topics already covered I will obviously add these also.  This is work in progress…

Higher

Recent posts covering additional higher level topics.

Arc Mouse Design – An innovative product?

Arc Mouse Design – An innovative product?

  The Arc Mouse was an idea proposed by designers Seunghoon Shin and Chang Seok Kim during the 2012 IDEA Awards, which visually and practically, will revolutionize the way we use portable mouses nowadays. Although this is a conceptual mouse, this product could...

read more
8.1 Sustainable Development – Nike Flyleather

8.1 Sustainable Development – Nike Flyleather

Sustainable development is concerned with satisfying human needs for resources now and in the future without compromising the carrying capacity of the planet. Designers utilize design approaches that support sustainable development across a variety of contexts. A...

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UCD for motorised lifts

UCD for motorised lifts

The controls used for this lift is a great example of User-Centred Design. Initially, its noticeable that the controls follows all of the usability objectives, since the product is easy to use, very efficient, will provide unambiguous feedback, and ensures good...

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7.5 Beyond Usability – Psycho Pleasure

7.5 Beyond Usability – Psycho Pleasure

The photograph above demonstrates some material being placed inside a mason jar, sealed off, and then heated to create an odour. This shall allow scientists and designers to check if the material is eligible for the product only if it can produce a attractive smell...

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