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Getting satellite design right

Is it a good idea to build a complex and expensive machine without carefully checking the design first? This animated clip describes some of the steps NASA took during the design review process for the development of a new satellite. Can you think of any other steps in design reviews?

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Innovation cycle: research and develop

Look at processes and skills needed to develop products. Explore a case study on the development of tea-tree oil products in Australia. See how the innovators investigated possible markets, materials, functionality and legal requirements. Test materials for a temporary shelter designed for sleeping outdoors. Choose the ...

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Innovation cycle: design

Look at processes needed to design products. Explore a case study on the design of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Torch in Australia. See how the innovators investigated existing designs, tested ideas and planned the manufacturing process. Test designs for a new tent. Choose the design best suited to the design requirements (market ...

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Directional design: classroom chair

Design a chair that is well suited for use in a classroom and also has a low impact on the natural environment. Look closely at requirements in a design brief such as durability and ergonomic features. Ask school staff, students and consultants which design factors are important. Improve the chair's appeal and usefulness ...

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Directional design: cafeteria chair

Design a chair that is well suited for use in a cafeteria and also has a low impact on the natural environment. Look closely at requirements in a design brief such as durability, stylishness and hygiene features. Ask school staff, students and consultants which design factors are important. Improve the chair's appeal and ...

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Directional design: computer lab chair

Design a chair that is well suited for use in a computer lab and also has a low impact on the natural environment. Look closely at requirements in a design brief such as durability and ergonomic needs. Ask school staff, students and consultants which design factors are important. Improve the chair's appeal and usefulness ...

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Directional design: study lamp

Design a desk lamp that is well suited for studying and also has a low impact on the natural environment. Look closely at requirements in a design brief such as energy efficiency, stylishness and stability. Ask a family and consultants which design factors are important. Improve the lamp's appeal and usefulness by choosing ...

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Directional design: study desk

Design a desk that is well suited for uses in a home and also has a low impact on the natural environment. Look closely at requirements in a design brief such as storage and ergonomic features. Ask a family and consultants which design factors are important. Improve the desk's appeal and usefulness by choosing options for ...

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Directional design: computer lab chair [ESL]

Design a chair that is well suited for use in a computer lab and also has a low impact on the natural environment. Look closely at requirements in a design brief such as durability and ergonomic features. Ask school staff, students and consultants which design factors are important. Improve the chair's appeal and usefulness ...

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Directional design: cafeteria chair [ESL]

Design a chair that is well suited for use in a cafeteria and also has a low impact on the natural environment. Look closely at requirements in a design brief such as durability, stylishness and hygiene features. Ask school staff and students which design factors are important. Improve the chair's appeal and usefulness ...

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Directional design: classroom chair [ESL]

Design a chair that is well suited for use in a classroom and also has a low impact on the natural environment. Look closely at requirements in a design brief such as durability and ergonomic features. Ask school staff, students and consultants which design factors are important. Improve the chair's appeal and usefulness ...

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Directional design: study desk [ESL]

Design a desk that is well suited for use in a home and also has a low impact on the natural environment. Look closely at requirements in a design brief such as storage and ergonomic features. Ask a family and consultants which design factors are important. Improve the desk's appeal and usefulness by choosing options for ...

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Directional design: study lamp [ESL]

Design a desk lamp that is well suited for studying and also has a low impact on the natural environment. Look closely at requirements in a design brief such as energy efficiency, stylishness and stability. Ask a family and consultants which design factors are important. Improve the lamp's appeal and usefulness by choosing ...

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Design thinking across the curriculum

This cross-curriculum resource is designed to introduce Stage 2, 3 and 4 students to the design thinking process through a series of videos and interactive activities. This resource is also downloadable as a SCORM file: the downloaded version will only work if you upload it to a webserver, such as Moodle or Canvas.