Australian Curriculum Teaching Resources

ACTDEP049

Develop, modify and communicate design ideas by applying design thinking, creativity, innovation and enterprise skills of increasing sophistication

Elaborations

  • using techniques including combining and modifying ideas and exploring functionality to generate solution concepts (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking)
  • undertaking functional, structural and aesthetic analyses of benefits and constraints of design ideas, for example to different communities and environments including those from the countries of Asia (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Intercultural Understanding)
  • re-imagining designs to feature emerging technologies (Skills: Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Capability, Critical and Creative Thinking)
  • considering competing variables that may hinder or enhance project development, for example weight, strength and price; laws; social protocols and community consultation processes (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking)
  • producing drawings, models and prototypes to explore design ideas, for example using technical drawing techniques, digital imaging programs, 3D printers or augmented reality modelling software; producing multiple prototypes that show an understanding of key aesthetic considerations in competing designs (Skills: Literacy, Numeracy, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Capability, Critical and Creative Thinking)
  • communicating using appropriate technical terms and recording the generation and development of design ideas for an intended audience including justification of decisions, for example developing a digital portfolio with images and text which clearly communicates each step of a design process (Skills: Literacy, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Capability, Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Capability)

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