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Content description VCDSTC048

Design and Technologies / Levels 7 and 8 / Technologies Contexts / Materials and technologies specialisations
Content description
Analyse ways to create designed solutions through selecting and combining characteristics and properties of materials, systems, components, tools and equipment
  1. investigating aspects of technologies specialisations, for example in architecture, critiquing the design of an existing building to identify features of passive design or in fashion, evaluating the sustainability of different fibres
  2. investigating and selecting from a broad range of technologies − materials, systems, components, tools and equipment − when designing for a range of technologies contexts
  3. considering the ways in which the characteristics and properties of technologies will impact on designed solutions, for example the choice of building materials and housing design in Australia and the countries of Asia; the properties of textile fibres and fabrics determine end use
  4. considering safe work practices, for example producing a safety information video that details risk management practices for using a piece of equipment in the classroom or within a community
  5. evaluating designed solutions for the individual and the community considering ethics and social factors, for example a short video encouraging individuals to increase their use of public transport in the local area
  6. evaluating environments that have been designed in consultation with community groups, for example a bush tucker community garden developed in consultation with local Elders
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