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What is inclusive design?

This lesson resource looks at the topic of inclusive design and how design can be used to solve problems and support all people in society to engage successfully in the world around them. This resource sets the scene for inclusive design, helping students to understand how products must fulfill a need for a range...

Inclusive design: lesson 5

Lesson 5 of a set of lessons where students will follow the design, make, test and evaluate process of the new GCSE controlled assessment. Within this lesson students will understand the importance of modelling and prototyping prior to manufacture. They will develop and demonstrate skills in being able to model...

Fixperts

Fixperts is an award-winning, hands-on learning programme that challenges young people to use their imagination and skills to create ingenious solutions to everyday problems. The programme is equally relevant to design and technology, engineering and as a STEM enrichment activity.  

This set of resources can...

How culture and society impacts the design of products and the intended user

This lesson resource helps students to understand how designers need to reflect cultural and society issues in the design of products and consider wider issues. Students will understand the impact culture and society has on its design by looking at a specific products and completing analysis studies. This resource...

Investigating Tesla

In this resource students investigate the company Tesla, its structure and Hyperloop One. To begin they are asked to consider how we currently produce electricity in the UK, and how this may have to change. They consider the type of work that Tesla and Hyperloop One undertake and how this is changing rapidly in...

Investigating careers in Dyson

In this resource careers in Dyson are explored, including in particular the engineering roles that are available. Students are able to see the wide number of roles that Dyson needs to function as a company, but how the engineering roles are critical and numerous within the organisation. Several case studies of...

Investigating Dyson

In this resource students investigate the company Dyson. To begin they are shown a short clip about how Dyson carry out the testing of their products. They find out where Dyson is based around the world and the type of work it undertakes. The structure of Dyson and how it has shifted production from the UK to Asia...

Investigating careers in Apple

In this resource students investigate a range of careers available at Apple, including in particular the engineering roles. Students are able to see the wide number of roles that Apple needs to function as a company, but how the Engineering roles are critical and numerous within the organisation. Several case...

Investigating Apple

In this resource students investigate the company Apple. To begin they are shown a short clip about Apple as a company and its history. They find out where Apple is based around the world and the type of work it undertakes. The structure of Apple and how it works with many other companies to produce it products is...

Investigating careers in Airbus

In this resource careers in Airbus are explored, including in particular the engineering roles that are available. Students are able to see the wide number of roles that Airbus needs to function as a company, but how the Engineering roles are critical and numerous within the organisation. Several case studies of...

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