D&T KS3

Innovation through iterative design

In partnership with the Design Museum

 
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Inside the Unit...

Areas Covered

  • Lesson 1 Identifying user needs 
  • Lesson 2 Can first ideas be the best?
  • Lesson 3 Testing, evaluating and modifying
  • Lesson 4 Prototyping 1
  • Lesson 5 Prototyping 2
  • Lesson 6 Is it ready yet?

There are 6 worksheets, homework tasks and an assessment in this unit.

Summary

We have teamed up with the Design Museum to produce a series of six lessons that allow students to experience the freedom of a truly iterative approach to designing.
While reducing the rigid structure of a linear design approach, this unit adds enough scaffolding and idea-generating suggestions to enable innovation and inspiration
to flow freely. Students are encouraged to design and model in a way that suits them best, using strategies that work to avoid design fixation, resulting in inspiring outcomes.

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Toolkit

The currently available units have been written to satisfy the new National Curriculum for Design and Technology. They are designed for teaching at KS3 but individual lessons in some units may also be appropriate for teaching Key Stages 2 or 4, particularly where Year 10 students may not previously have been exposed to certain topics.

  • PowerPoint slides for each lesson
  • Detailed lesson plans
  • Learning objectives and outcomes
  • Statement of which of the Government Guidelines are covered in the unit
  • Worksheets and activities
  • End-of-unit Assessment material
  • Other material and links to online resources

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Inside the Unit...

  • Areas Covered

    • Lesson 1 Identifying user needs 
    • Lesson 2 Can first ideas be the best?
    • Lesson 3 Testing, evaluating and modifying
    • Lesson 4 Prototyping 1
    • Lesson 5 Prototyping 2
    • Lesson 6 Is it ready yet?

    There are 6 worksheets, homework tasks and an assessment in this unit.

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