Sustainability: Now Is Your Time Students!

Hi DP DT Students, After my last post on social based caring design, here is another unit which should be close to your heart! In fact if you look at your syllabus the core topic 2: Resource Management and Sustainable Production and the higher level topic 8: Sustainability show that this is probably one of the most important areas in the syllabus. The importance of this is that the IB believes that you as future designers must design for sustainability otherwise the ...

Sustainable Design – Plastics, the Oceans and a Unit/Projects we must ALL continuously do?

As teachers of Design Technology I feel it is incumbent upon up to ensure that the basics of what a good designer must focus on are imprinted on our students minds. I have always been a strong advocate of the IB ensuring that the Design Technology course focuses on sustainable design and as each year passes this focus should and must be strengthened not in simply the teaching of one unit, but in all that we teach in our Design ...

Sustainability – Get Your Students Excited about Unit 2 and AHL Unit 8

The new Design and Technology syllabus has a renewed and more comprehensive focus on sustainability and sustainable design, The core Unit 2 - Resource Management and Sustainable Production and the High Level Unit 8 Sustainability mean that teachers need to ensure students know in a much greater depth the importance of sustainability in every area of design from the moment a design is thought of and sketched for the first time through to manufacture and ultimately being marketed and sold. ...

Design for the Environment

Design For The Environment   There are numerous strategies that may be employed by designers, manufacturers, organizations and governments to deal with the issue of sustainable development.   Clean Technology focuses on improving the environmental impact of a specific technology. This may entail an end-of-pipe approach to reduce the amount of waste and pollution from a manufacturing system such as chemicals discharged from a textiles dyeing process into a river system, or it could be a more sophisticated approach such as that involved with ...