Design Technology

IGCSE students visit the Experimental Research Department at NYU Abu Dhabi, to gain insights into the Industrial Design Process, and Human/User Centred Design in particular

Design and Technology is an area of study that focuses on planning, designing and creating products using the design process. This is achieved by developing skills, knowledge and understanding by completing Focused Practical Tasks (FPT’s) to solve Design and Make Assignments (DMA). By studying Design and Technology pupils are able to develop problem solving, communication, planning, research and evaluation skills. These tasks are achieved through the DMA’s which are done either as a group or independently.

Design and Technology compliments Science, Maths, Information Technology and Art from a cross curricular perspective. The synergy across these subjects makes Design and Technology a very dynamic and ever changing subject similar to the technological world that we live in.

Throughout each year pupils have the opportunity to work with traditional hand tools, Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Computer Aided Manufacture (CAM) hardware and software including a laser cutter and 3D printer as well as workshop tools and machinery. The projects undertaken during the year focus on resistant materials and product design.