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 of this product - "The radio’s cardboard construction allows it to be folded so it can be stored (as well as distributed) easily. The solar panel ...

3D Printing Spotlight – and Manufacturing Focus

Hi all, Another 3D manufacturing spotlight - as this industry and design area moves so fast it is always important for students  to keep up to date - especially considering the commerical production parts of your syllabus now. 3D Printed Bike - Imagine How this Manufacturing Technique will change other Product Designs? Source: Dezeen Great article about how the use of CAD, 3D Printing and other technologies are helping preserve ancient statues and designs that are being destroyed by militants around ...

Should there be student manufacture in IB Design Technology?

Hi there, I came across a great question in the OCC IB DT forum and thought it worthwhile discussing here - whether the Diploma Design Technology course should ensure that students are involved in the making and manufacture of a product? With the recent change in syllabus the guide states the following, and I suppose the question is whether this is educationally sound for student not to manufacture their product in whatever form: “Students are not required to manufacture their own prototype; however, ...