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ACTDEP035

Critique needs or opportunities for designing and investigate, analyse and select from a range of materials, components, tools, equipment and processes to develop design ideas

Elaborations

  • considering community needs when identifying opportunities for designing, for example gardens for a community centre, cost effective food service for a sport club (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Capability)
  • experimenting with traditional and contemporary technologies when developing designs, and discovering the advantages and disadvantages of each approach (Skills: Literacy, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Capability, Critical and Creative Thinking)
  • investigating emerging technologies and their potential impact on design decisions, for example flame retardant fabrics or smart materials such as self-healing materials, digital technologies and agriculture (Skills: Literacy, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Capability, Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Capability)
  • examining, testing and evaluating a variety of suitable materials, components, tools and equipment for each design project, for example the differences between natural hardwood and plantation softwood timbers, which determine their suitability for particular uses related to durability, for example interior or exterior use (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking)
  • evaluating the viability of using different techniques and materials in remote, isolated areas, or less developed countries (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Capability)
  • selecting appropriate materials to acknowledge sustainability requirements by using life cycle thinking (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Ethical Understanding)

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