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Content description VCDSTS023

Design and Technologies / Levels 3 and 4 / Technologies and Society
Content description
Recognise the role of people in design and technologies occupations and explore factors, including sustainability, that impact on the design of solutions to meet community needs
  1. exploring, playing with and testing materials for their appropriateness, for example materials for a new sun-shade product
  2. examining the suitability of a service or everyday system and proposing improvements, for example a water saving system for a bathroom at home
  3. investigating materials, components, tools and equipment, including by using digital technologies, to discover their characteristics and properties, how they can be used more sustainably and their impact in the future
  4. considering the impact of environments on users, for example a school vegetable garden, a protected outdoor play area
  5. exploring and testing factors that impact on design decisions, for example considering the demographics of an area or the impact of natural disasters on design of constructed environments such as the structural design of buildings in Japan to withstand earthquakes
  6. critiquing designed solutions to establish the factors that influence the design and use of common technologies, for example the characteristics that contribute to energy-efficient cooking such as wok cooking; the suitability and sustainable use of particular timbers
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