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How products are designed to meet user needs

This lesson resource supports students to understand how products are designed to meet the needs of clients. Students are introduced to key vocabulary (technology push and market pull) by analysing the evolution of a daily product (the mobile phone and listening to music on it). Theory of both topics is included...

Inclusive design: lesson 4

Lesson 4 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 develop an understanding of the importance of modelling and prototyping prior to manufacture. They will develop skills in being able to quickly...

Inclusive design: lesson 2

Lesson 2 of a set of lessons where students will apply their product analysis studies from the previous lesson to begin a generation of design ideas for solving their provided clients needs. Students will learn and develop confidence in drawing quick, thumbnail sketches which demonstrate solutions to the problem...

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...

Investigating Airbus

Students find out about the Airbus company and its structure. To begin their prior knowledge of aircraft is considered through their ability to name parts of an aeroplane. They find out where airbus is based around the world and the type of work it undertakes. Airbus’ employee numbers and how they contribute to the...

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