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Video Resources – Are we defined by the objects we create?

Simply some great video resources linked below that can be used to inspire students and teachers either by viewing clips in the classroom, or alternatively doing as flipped classroom tasks and questions outside of the classroom : – A great video looking at why designers are so inspired to create and innovative with new products […] Find out more

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Two stories of innovation – the Bread Clip and the Fidget Spinner

Often stories re innovation only focus on those that have succeeded and even if we have heard the Dyson story a thousand times I believe it is useful to flag with students some of the reasons that the lone innovator/inventor does not succeed. Often this is simply due to bad luck, lack of resources or […] Find out more

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Major Project Blues – How About Some Furniture Design?

Hi students, are you struggling with thinking of some ideas for your Major Project. Well – if you have read my posts before as a Design Technology teacher I am a fan of Product Design and Furniture design. So see below for some great links and inspiring ideas that could get your creative design juices […] Find out more

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Instagram – Time to Follow Some Great Designers for Inspiration.

Social media is not just great for following your friends, your favourite media stars or simply your favourite cat videos? It can also be great for following designers – and yes as Design Technology IB students following some interesting and innovative designers should be of interest to you. So for a great start to 20 […] Find out more

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Welcome back Design Technology students – Ideas for your Major Project can be very simple…

Hi students, Welcome back and I hope you are looking forward to your year ahead in Design Technology. For DP2 students although daunting this should be a very exciting time as you consider what you will do for your Major Project. Remember as you are thinking through what you would like to do for your […] Find out more

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Inspiration During Summer – DT IB Students Some Great Projects to Inspire.

Hi students, Yes one of my regular inspiration blog posts – check out some of the designs below all of which could easily have been project ideas for DT students – A revolutionary radio – I always like socially and environmentally focused projects and here is another great one. As it suggests on the description […] Find out more

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