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Sustainable Projects and Ideas: Round Up

Below are a series of wonderful examples of the use of sustainable design in its many forms to get students juices flowing in terms of ideas to inspire them: 1) PET lamps weave textile traditions from plastic waste – RECYCLE I love when projects utilising recycling are very creative and artistic as it can really show what […] Find out more

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Biomimicry in Design Technology

Although Biomimicry is not set within the Design Technology IB syllabus…I always utilise it as a wonderful way to add inspiration to a specific project as part of a design brief. It hopefully gives students another element within their toolkit when they are starting the design process and can immeasurably to their design process and […] Find out more

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Sustainable Design and Corporate Strategy: Why Does It Go Wrong?

Sustainable Design is at the heart of the Design Technology IB Syllabus both in Standard Level Unit 2 and Higher Level Unit 8, but it is always worth ensuring that students really understand the complexity not only of creating excellent sustainable design but ensuring that it is successful in the marketplace in which it has […] Find out more

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Remember to fill in those G2 forms now the exams are over!

Well another year and another sigh of relief: I hope the Design Technology examinations went well this year. But as always a swift reminder to fill in the G2 exam feedback form to ensure if there are questions, topics that you thought were poorly worded etc. that you give the feedback to the examining team […] Find out more

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3D Printing and Modularity in Design

Some new year stories regarding one of my favourite topics 3D printing and modular design…for teachers and students of Design Technology IB Diploma. As always the continuing advance in 3D printing amazes me and how the applications and ideas continue to grow and affect how we design. Enjoy the latest articles and ideas! Homeless hexagonal […] Find out more

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Furniture Design, Classic Design and the Key is Simplicity?

Classic Design Core Unit 6  is still one of my favourite new elements within the current syllabus. I am sure as syllabus review starts again that many things may change, but I do hope this core unit does stay as it opens up so many opportunities to inspire students. If we look at the six […] Find out more

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