Australian Curriculum Teaching Resources

ACTDEK041

Explain how products, services and environments evolve with consideration of preferred futures and the impact of emerging technologies on design decisions

Elaborations

  • considering how creativity, innovation and enterprise contribute to how products, services and environments evolve, for example how designers use biomimicry, the ways plant and animal adaptations can be copied to solve human challenges, such as the Japanese building Sendai Mediatheque based on seaweed-like tubes (Skills: Literacy, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Capability, Critical and Creative Thinking)
  • exploring the ways commercial enterprises respond to the challenges and opportunities of technological change, for example e-commerce, and carbon footprint (Skills: Literacy, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Capability, Critical and Creative Thinking, Ethical Understanding)
  • explaining the consequences of social, ethical and sustainability decisions for products, services and environments, for example a managed public environment such as a theme park (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Capability, Ethical Understanding)
  • predicting the impact of emerging technologies for preferred futures (Skills: Literacy, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Capability, Critical and Creative Thinking)
  • constructing scenarios of how the future may unfold (forecasting) and what impacts there may be for society and particular groups, and back casting from preferred futures (Skills: Literacy, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Capability, Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Capability, Ethical Understanding)
  • recognising real-world problems and understanding basic needs when considering designed solutions, for example Engineers Without Borders High School Outreach Program allows students to design solutions to problems in a country in Asia (Skills: Literacy, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Capability, Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Capability, Ethical Understanding, Intercultural Understanding)

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