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Design and Technology Stage 5 Second Edition


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Fully revised for the updated Stage 5 Design and Technology syllabus, with even more practical activities and new case studies. 

The second edition of Design and Technology Stage 5 has been fully revised to align to the updated syllabus.

  • Even more practical activities provide plenty of opportunities for students to apply the theoretical knowledge they have learned.
  • New case studies of contemporary designs such as the edible water bottle and new polymer banknote designs demonstrate the application of design and technology in the real world.
  • The stunning new text design makes great use of colour and images, and presents the information in a clear and clutter-free style to cater for all students in the Design and Technology classroom.
  • team of strong, experienced authors, who know what works in the Design and Technology classroom, ensures this new edition will enhance the teaching and learning of Stage 5 Design and Technology.

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Complete PDF Textbook

  • Full PDF textbook [PDF 29.8Mb]

PDF Textbook chapters

  • Preliminary pages [PDF 1.5Mb]

  • Chapter 1: Design concepts and processes [PDF 5.7Mb]

  • Chapter 2: Developing design ideas and solutions [PDF 4.53Mb]

  • Chapter 3: The impact of past, current and emerging technologies [PDF 3.2Mb]

  • Chapter 4: The work and responsibility of designers [PDF 4.3Mb]

  • Chapter 5: Ethical and responsible design, appropriate technology and preferred futures [PDF 3.3Mb]

  • Chapter 6: Innovative, enterprising and creative design ideas and solutions [PDF 3.1Mb]

  • Chapter 7: Appropriate communication techniques [PDF 2.3Mb]

  • Chapter 8: Management strategies [PDF 2.6Mb]

  • Chapter 9: Risk management practices [PDF 1.7Mb]

  • Chapter 10: Selecting and using a range of technologies [PDF 4.1Mb]

  • Glossary and Index [PDF 0.8Mb]

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    Chapter 2

    Reserve Bank of Australia
    Australian safety standard for hot water bottles

    Chapter 3

    The House that Mike and Heather built

    Chapter 4

    Chapter 5

    Sydney Park Water Re-use Project profile on Turf Design website
    Building Better Partnerships, Working with Aboriginal Communities and Organisations
    Protocols for Photography, Film, Recording and Media
    Practical Protocols for Working with the Indigenous Community of Western Sydney
    Protocol and Guidelines for the Production of Film and Television on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Is
    Elevation documentary: how drones will change cities

    Chapter 8

    Prints Charming website

    Chapter 10


    Romalina Rocca, Matthew Scott, Sally Filtness, Jennifer Holt