Product life cycle and planned obsolescence
This classroom presentation supports the teaching of planned obsolescence and a product lifecycle. Using the example of a mobile phone, students explore the volume of phone sales over time and discuss how manufacturers can plan a product's lifespan, looking at product growth, maturity of sales and decline over time. Worksheets are provided to record key points raised in the presentation.
Revision and mock assessment materials for this resource are available here: New and Emerging technologies revision materials
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|Subject(s)||Design and technology, Design for society and the environment|
|Published||2010 to date|