I know for many that running a Design Technology course without a specific textbook to back up the content and understanding for students has been problematic. Most of us have worked with the very comprehensive  “Advanced Design and Technology” written for AS and A level courses, however it often comes across as a little too much and too heavy for IB Diploma students. So it will probably be good news to hear that IBID press from Australia are publishing a course specific book in September: –

“Design and Technology (Peter Metcalfe and Roger Metcalfe) – at the printer and should be available in September.”

At this stage there are no copies yet available to look over – but I will make sure to publish a review as soon as I have an inspection copy.