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Recent posts covering syllabus core topics.

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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2.5 Green Design

2.5 Green Design

Often, legislation requires governments and manufacturers to comply over many years.  This can be beneficial to companies and manufacturers as they can adopt incremental approaches to green design therefore minimising the cost, however some environmental concerns, for...

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1.1c Physiological Factors

1.1c Physiological Factors

Physical ergonomics is concerned with human anatomy, and some of the anthropometric, physiological and biomechanical characteristics as they relate to physical activity. Physical ergonomic principles have been widely used in the design of both consumer and industrial...

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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.

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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8.1 Sustainable Development

8.1 Sustainable Development

Triple bottom line sustainability : environmental, economic and social. Historically there has been a close correlation between economic growth and environmental degradation—as economic prosperity increases so environmental quality decreases. This trend is clearly...

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