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Teacher guide Design

TLF ID M021414

Design plays a fundamental role in everyday life by taking ideas and translating them into physical form. Objects that are consumed, used or interacted with have all been through a design process in one way or another. The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) website examines the concept of design through a series of iconic and revolutionary objects a from their collection. The website provides explores the shapes and forms of everyday objects including the paper bag and the chair, the impact of materials such as plastics and the evolution of some simple machines. The website also examines the roles and processes of industrial designers including the impact of functionality and aesthetics on designs. The website also provides a collection of downloadable slide shows of artworks (in PowerPoint), videos, worksheets, teaching and learning activities including questions to guide studies of works from the gallery's collection.




Educational details

Year level

5; 6; 7; 8

Learning area
  • The Arts
  • Arts
  • Technologies

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  • Name: Education Services Australia
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  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
  • Copyright Holder
  • Name: Museum of Modern Art
  • Organization: Museum of Modern Art
  • URL: http://www.moma.org/
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  • Name: Museum of Modern Art
  • Organization: Museum of Modern Art
  • Description: Publisher
  • URL: http://www.moma.org/
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  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: www.esa.edu.au
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  • Online
Rights
  • © The Museum of Modern Art. This material may be downloaded, copied, used and communicated free of charge for non-commercial educational purposes, provided all acknowledgements are retained.