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Design in technology

Design in technology refers to the practice undertaken to create a technological outcome as well as the description of the physical and functional nature of that outcome. Students come to understand design in technology as both a verb and noun – 'to design' and 'a design'.

The components of Design in Technology are:

Knowledge of Design

Knowledge of design focuses on understanding the way informed, creative and critical development of new ideas is achieved and how these are realised into feasible outcomes.

Learning objectives, indicators of progression, and teacher guidance

Human Factors in Design

Human factors in design refers to ergonomic and aesthetic factors that influence the design of products, systems and environments. These factors are supported by the use of anthropometric, psychological and sensory data gathering and analysis techniques. Understanding spatial relationships between people, objects and their environments is important when considering human factors in design.

Learning objectives, indicators of progression, and teacher guidance

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