Year 11 Design and Visual Communication - Design and Manufacturing

Course Description

Students work through the design process to solve a range of product design briefs. They will explore design thinking and production methods to create quality outcomes.

Learning Opportunities

In this course you will need to:

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  • Creativity - Students create innovative design ideas/solutions and display divergent thinking. This can be seen in presentation of product design briefs.
  • Explore Product design, looking at design and production techniques.
  • Communication - Develop presentation skills using a variety of media - rapid markers, the Adobe Suite, modelling and prototyping.
  • Work with a design brief and potential clients, exploring constraints and opportunities relevant to their needs.
  • Using information - Use the design process to develop ideas, learning about ergonomics, scale, materials and construction.
  • jJewellery, furniture, sustainability, upcycling, printing, laser cutting and resin and casting.

  • Careers Pathways.

Resources Required

Final product $30 - (optional)
Visual Diary - optional (This only needs to be purchased once - Students taking multiple art and/or technology subjects may re use this over the course of the year)
Students also have the option to purchase more specialised materials, equipment or resources for their individual projects (e.g: developing screens for printing vs hand cut, pine vs rimu) they will need to be mindful of this when working through the design process.