Design & Technology - Materials

Design & Technology - Materials

The Design and Technology course provides broad experiences in a range of contexts and builds on the knowledge and understanding developed in the Technology (Mandatory) course and the Year 9 Design and Technology elective course.

Students at Barker electing to study Design and Technology for the first time will complete a 100 hour course, students choosing to continue from Year 9 complete a 200 hour course.

The majority of a student’s time is spent designing creative solutions and making quality design projects.

Design and Technology provides the knowledge, skills, understanding and values that build a foundation for young people to examine design opportunities around them and respond appropriately using design methodology and a wide range of technologies available to them at Barker. Critical thinking skills are developed through engagement with creative practical problem-solving activities.

Students also gain an understanding of how innovative ideas promote our standard of living and can provide a competitive advantage.

Barker College provides two options to study Design and Technology:

Design and Technology Materials – where students complete projects predominantly in the workshop

OR

Design and Technology Multimedia – where students complete projects that predominantly require the use of computer applications.

Contact

Head of Department: Darren Woodrow
Email: dwoodrow@barker.nsw.edu.au

Year 9

Design and Technology - Materials
Year 9 Design and Technology - Materials 2020

Practices used by Designers in Industry – students appreciate that the practices and processes used by designers in industry are similar and different to what they apply. Communication methods, management approaches, inspiration sources and design methodologies are explored.

‘Metropolights’ Vivid Festival Inspired ‘LED’ Lighting – Material Technologies: students identify factors affecting design and apply a design process to generate creative ideas. Students use a range of materials to produce working prototypes of their solution.

• ‘Biomicry Manufacturing’ Biomorphic Speaker Design – Engineered Systems: students research and apply sources of inspiration to produce creative solutions. Students apply a range of hand tools and machine tools safely to make their design solutions.

Impact of design on society and the environment – Students learn how their choices as a designer can have both positive and negative implications on the world around them. They learn to foster ethical behavior and apply appropriate decisions in how they respond to opportunities to improve the world in which they live.

Assessment Structure

Task 1: Designer Practices Research Assignment

Task 2: ‘Metropolights’ Vivid Festival Inspired ‘LED’ Lighting Design

Task 3: ‘Biomicry Manufacturing’ Biomorphic Speaker Design

Task 4: Semester 2 Examination

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Year 10

Design and Technology - Materials

Case Study on a Designers – students clarify the practices and processes used by designers in industry and explore the impact of technology on the past, present and the future.

Contemporary Jewellery – Material Technologies: students apply design elements and principles to design and produce contemporary silver jewellery, using lost wax casting techniques and silver-smithing techniques.

Icon – Design Classic – Material Technologies: students are inspired by classic design examples to design and produce their own piece of furniture using a range of materials.

Sustainable Design – Digital Technologies: students identify tasks around the home that can be automated and apply Arduino control systems to improve these operations.

Impact of design and technology on society and the environment – Students evaluate the impact of designed solutions on society and the environment and reflect on how they can respond to opportunities to improve the world in which they live.

 

Assessment Structure

Assessment Overview for Design and Technology - Materials

Task 1: Case Study on a Designer

Task 2: Contemporary Design - Jewellery

Task 3: ‘Iconic Design’ – Furniture

Task 4: Sustainable Design – Control Systems

Task 5: Semester 2 Examination

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Year 11

Design and Technology - Materials

Whilst the course seeks to build on the knowledge and understanding developed in the Technology (Mandatory) course and the Year 9 and 10 Design and Technology elective course, it is not a pre-requisite to have studied the course in Year 9 and 10. The Year 11 Preliminary course is designed as a foundation to the HSC course.

Year 11 Design and Technology - Materials 2020

Sustainable Transport Design – students analyse and respond to the needs of commuters to produce sustainable alternatives for travel.

Better by Design – students research a designer in an area they are interested and apply similar processes to produce a creative design solution. Students also apply a range of design methodologies to identify design opportunities and respond to genuine needs.

Design theory and practice and issues relating to the impact of design and technology on society and the environment – Students evaluate the impact of designed solutions on society and the environment.

Assessment Structure

Assessment Overview for Design and Technology - Materials

Task 1: Sustainable Transport Design

Task 2: Student identified project

Task 3: Semester 2 examination

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