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Design and Technology Stage 6

 

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Design and Technology: Stage 6 is a complete resource package for the Preliminary and HSC Design and Technology course, integrating theory and practical activity in a class setting to address the requirements of the NSW Stage 6 Syllabus.

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  • Chapter 3 - The impact of design and technology activities [PDF 1.8Mb]

  • Chapter 4 - Investigating and experimenting with techniques [PDF 2.6Mb]

  • Chapter 5 - Using design processes [PDF 1.5Mb]

  • Chapter 6 - Using resources effectively and safely [PDF 1.8Mb]

  • Chapter 7 - Evaluating the processes and outcomes [PDF 1.9Mb]

  • Chapter 8 - Management techniques and tools [PDF 1.6Mb]

  • Chapter 9 - Communicating ideas and solutions [PDF 2.0Mb]

  • Chapter 10 - Research methods [PDF 1.2Mb]

  • Chapter 11 - Investigating manufacturing and production processes [PDF 3.1Mb]

  • Chapter 12 - Computer-based technologies [PDF 1.4Mb]

  • Chapter 13 - The factors affecting design [PDF 2.6Mb]

  • Chapter 14 - Relating the practices and processes of designers and producers to the major design project [PDF 1.3Mb]

  • Chapter 15 - The influence of trends in society [PDF 1.7Mb]

  • Chapter 16 - The impact of design and innovation [PDF 2.2Mb]

  • Chapter 17 - The factors that influence innovation [PDF 1.6Mb]

  • Chapter 18 - Using creative and innovative approaches [PDF 2.0Mb]

  • Chapter 19 - Identifying a need or opportunity [PDF 2.0Mb]

  • Chapter 20 - Selecting and using resources [PDF 1.2Mb]

  • Chapter 21 - Evaluating the processes undertaken [PDF 2.0Mb]

  • Chapter 22 - Managing the development [PDF 1.6Mb]

  • Chapter 23 - Selecting and using appropriate research methods [PDF 1.7Mb]

  • Chapter 24 - Justifying activities [PDF 1.9Mb]

  • Chapter 25 - The emergence and impact of new technologies [PDF 1.6Mb]

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    • Chapter 4 Investigating and experimenting with techniques [PDF 722Kb]

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    • Chapter 7 Evaluating the processes and outcomes [PDF 766.52Kb]

    • Chapter 8 Management techniques and tools [PDF 805.81Kb]

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    • Chapter 10 Research methods [PDF 685.87Kb]

    • Chapter 11 Investigating manufacturing and production processes [PDF 1014.75Kb]

    • Chapter 12 Computer-based technologies [PDF 1.02Mb]

    • Chapter 13 The factors affecting design [PDF 828.84Kb]

    • Chapter 14 Relating the practices and processes of designers and producers to the major design project [PDF 773.45Kb]

    • Chapter 15 The influence of trends in society [PDF 768.65Kb]

    • Chapter 16 The impact of design and innovation [PDF 939.18Kb]

    • Chapter 17 The factors that influence innovation [PDF 746.76Kb]

    • Chapter 18 Using creative and innovative approaches [PDF 773.36Kb]

    • Chapter 19 Identifying a need or opportunity [PDF 723.95Kb]

    • Chapter 20 Selecting and using resources responsibly [PDF 871.1Kb]

    • Chapter 21 Evaluating the processes undertaken [PDF 803.1Kb]

    • Chapter 22 Managing the development [PDF 814.1Kb]

    • Chapter 23 Selecting and using appropriate research methods [PDF 731.95Kb]

    • Chapter 24 Justifying activities [PDF 747.19Kb]

    • Chapter 25 The emergence and impact of new technologies [PDF 1Mb]

    • Major design project [PDF 889.85Kb]

    • HSC practice exam 1 [PDF 718.81Kb]

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        Chapter 1

        Concept Car Designed and Destroyed: The Five Minute Car
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vEkHsnB4tiI

        Chapter 2

        Chapter 3

        Chapter 4

        Chapter 6

        Chapter 7

        Design a Worldview for Social Impact
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-te2OsCFWlc

        Chapter 8

        Teamwork advertisement
        https://youtu.be/1qzzYrCTKuk
        Funny teamwork video
        https://youtu.be/i_Psl0nFEzw

        Chapter 9

        Chapter 12

        Chinese company uses 3D printer to build homes
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cyd7_nZ3fAY

        Chapter 13

        Life Cycle Assessment as part of Strategic Sustainability for Product Design
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fGhoInz-VUs
        GravityLight: lighting for a billion people
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1dd9NIlhvlI

        Chapter 14

        Cinnamon Lee talks metalwork at BCU
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zy_hO0rvo-M
        The Balmain Boat Company: The Making of the Classic Rowboat
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7Jb4XWu8LI

        Chapter 15

        Bulletproof Glass Testing - Total Security Solutions
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFu1Fs4djuA.

        Chapter 16

        Discovery Channel - Global Warming, What You Need To Know, with Tom Brokaw
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xcVwLrAavyA
        Sydneys Laneway Revitalisation projects win the Australian Award for Urban Design
        http://www.architectureanddesign.com.au/news/sydney-s-laneway-revitalisation-projects-win-the-a
        The Story of Electronics (2010)
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RHyH7mSYKQQ
        Solar Power Revolution - Here Comes The Sun -- Documentary
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nr-grdspEWQ
        Biofuels and bioprospecting for beginners - Craig A. Kohn
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_lT6mJM_fA
        Andreas Raptopoulos: No roads? There's a drone for that
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9yEl0-bCA9M

        Chapter 17

        Chapter 18

        TEDxYale - Matthew Claudel - Creativity is Impossible: Design as Process
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=spH2EFZWuOA
        Making sunscreen with Great Barrier Reef coral
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XqXOYxJFoKQ

        Chapter 19

        Printing Australia's largest solar cells
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5evOIe4IvP8

        Chapter 20

        Chapter 22

        After Tax Salvage Value - What is the Definition and Formula - How to Calculate
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kv8mzsJSkgA

        Chapter 23

        Chapter 24

        Tim Brown urges designers to think big
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UAinLaT42xY
        Design Thinking. Bringing Empathy and Collaboration to Your Designs
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-tQJ9RHKRw

        Chapter 25

        Lechal haptic footwear guides you by buzzing your feet
        http://www.gizmag.com/lechal-haptic-feedback-navigation-shoes/30939/

        Authors

        Arna Wesley, Romalina Rocca, Sandra McKee, Michael McLean