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Inclusive design: lesson 1

Students will understand and discuss the differences between product form and function through debating and discussion tasks. A client brief will be explained and set with students understanding the requirements of the NEA and completing a product analysis study of elderly aid products. Inclusive design lesson...
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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 techology, engineering and as a STEM enrichment activity.  This set of resources...
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Analysing a product for inclusivity

An assessment lesson where students will put to practice the knowledge they have learnt in relation to what inclusive design is and why it is important for a designer to include for ALL, ensuring it fits ALL needs. Students will complete a series of activities where their abilities are impaired when completing an...
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Modelling an outcome from an evaluation on inclusivity

Students will review their analysis studies and pick one product and one disability which they model a solution for and test to see if the problem has been resolved. A detailed evaluation will follow using the provided question prompts reflecting ACCESS FMM. This resource works well when delivered with Analysing...
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How products are designed to meet user needs

This lesson resource supports students to understans 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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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