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Research and Development - INDUSTRIAL DESIGNER

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I'm an Industrial Designer

MiddleMiddle High SchoolSecondary

Critical & Creative ThinkingAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Critical & Creative Thinking

LiteracyAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Literacy

Scenario: You are a consumer appliance designer and have been hired by a major home appliance company to design their new and upcoming appliance. They want to launch this new applicance with the release of a new implement that will come with the appliance.

They are asking your team of four to design a kitchen appliance which heats and cools any food product and a small new kitchen implement to open lids for people with a disability with their hands.

First you will need to brainstorm what is needed to be included in this appliance or implement to meet the clients needs. For example, you will need some type of buttons so the user is able to choose which cooling or heating they need.

1. In a team of four, choose one of the following designers you would like to be:

- Consumer Appliance Designer, (has the lead and the other designers will need to work with their product)
- Implement Designer,
- Sustainable Design Consultant, or,  
- Transport Designer.

2. You will need to brainstorm before you begin designing your prototypes. You will need to consider:
- How the appliance and implement will be powered

- What they will look like - complimentary colours?
- How they will be used - their functionality
- What will be used to heat and cool the food e.g. ice, gas etc

3. You will now need to draw a design of your prototypes. Ensuring that you label each different part.

4. Next you will need to write basic instructions for the company and vendors, on how to use each product.

5. You are required to build the prototype using materials from around the classroom or brought from home.

6. The company director is coming to view your products. You will required to explain to the director your prototypes and how they will work. This is the Elevator Pitch!

Elevator Pitch



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So many public toilets are a last resort - why not a restful refuge?

High SchoolSecondary

Critical & Creative ThinkingAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Critical & Creative Thinking

LiteracyAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Literacy

1. In groups of 4 - 5 students, write down some descriptive words for public toilets.

2. Create a funny poem using your descriptive words.

3. Read the following article from The Conversation 19 February 2018.  Reading

The Conversation

4. As a group, discuss how you would improve its design and function based on the ideas within the article.

5. Individually, design a Public Toilet. Discuss with the rest of the group.

6. Share with the class.

 

Plastics, Coat Hangers and Drycleaning

 

Wanting more Australian Inventions activities... go to the Drycleaner on this website and investigate The Green Hanger

"The Green Hanger™ is an Australian born product helping to ensure that clothes around the world are being well hung on coat hangers. Made from 100% recycled and biodegradable recyclable cardboard, the Green Hanger coat hanger is the perfect solution for anyone wanting to reduce their impact on the environment – whether at home or in business.

Currently, the environmentally friendly coat hangers can be found all over the globe including the US (North and South America), Australia, New Zealand, Europe, UK and the Japan not to mention that we’ve supplied prestigious events like the national Clothing Exchange program, the L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival and the japanese Tokyo Design Week. So it’s exciting to think that so many people are embracing this little fashion icon!" (Source: Green Hanger)

 

 

 

Websites, Games & Apps

 

Create a Ride Make Design Your Own Car Game

 MiddleMiddle High SchoolSecondary

ICT Capability Australian Curriculum General Capability: ICT Capability

Critical & Creative Thinking
Australian Curriculum General Capability: Critical & Creative Thinking

Create a Ride

 

Customise Your Ride

MiddleMiddle High SchoolSecondary

ICT Capability Australian Curriculum General Capability: ICT Capability

Customise your ride

 

WebQuests - Research

Team Designing a Prosthetic Leg for Surfing

High SchoolSecondary

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ICTAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Information and Communication Technology Capability
Critical
Australian Curriculum General Capability: Critical and creative thinking

Prosthetic Leg WQ

This WebQuest is designed for students in Year 10 studying Design and Technology.

 

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