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  • 1. Pre-visit Exhibition Slideshow
  • 2. Featuring over 20 innovative young designers from the 2013 Higher School Certificate Design and Technology course. Students will have the opportunity to see how these talented young designers have explored the design process through a range of design solutions ranging from self-sanitising door handles and upcycled bags, through to a geodesic dog house and an industrial weed sprayer. Presented in association with the Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards NSW and NSW Department of Education and Communities. designTECH 2013 exhibition 21 February -18 May 2014
  • 3. Hydraulic Tipper Trailer Joshua John King Singleton High School Joshua designed a two way hydraulic tipping trailer in order to increase the efficiency and usefulness of tipping trailers in an agricultural setting. The trailer can tip both backwards and to the side allowing the user to utilise a small amount of space and reducing manual handling. This unique design made the most of recycled materials with the designer having to buy very few new materials to make his high quality product.
  • 4. Geodesic Dog House Justin Armstrong De la Salle Catholic College, Cronulla Justin used the geodesic sphere as inspiration for his design as it is one of the world’s most structurally sound shapes. This design allows the dog kennel to withstand the external environment whilst still being aesthetically pleasing. Justin’s motivation was to redefine the uninventive dog houses he found on the market and turn the product into something that could be considered functional art.
  • 5. Vivid Light Festival Tess Tavener Hanks Cheltenham Girls High School Tess designed and manufactured a mobile wearable light design sculpture for inclusion in the Vivid Light Festival in 2013. A variety of innovative processes were used including laser cutting and engraving, as well as direct digital printing.
  • 6. Creatures of The Deep Jasper Fearnley Oxley College Environmentally sustainable materials were used to create a haute couture gown based on bioluminescent deep sea creatures. Jasper used Organic Peace silk, which is animal cruelty free and energy efficient LED lights.
  • 7. Political eBook Dennis Nguyen Ashcroft High School Dennis observed that a vast proportion of the young Australian public do not have an interest in politics, policies or policy making. In response to this observation, Dennis designed this eBook as a way of educating the young Australian voting public so that they can make informed decisions at the polling booth.
  • 8. The Fridge Butler Adele Trebilcock Trinity Anglican College, Albury Adele consulted an Occupational Therapist when discussing her ideas for creating a fridge door opening aid for the elderly. This device allows a fridge door to be opened just from the push of a button. Adele learnt many new skills while producing her product such as 3D printing, plastic welding, soldering and CAD programming.
  • 9. Self-sanitising Door Handle Paul Terrence Cullen Cranbrook School Paul’s design comprises of a UVC light which kills the majority of surface bacteria on door handles within 10 seconds. This innovative device would be a welcome addition to many public spaces including hospitals and public bathrooms.
  • 10. Garden Aid Katherine Perrior Danebank An Anglican School For Girls Katherine was inspired to design her device after listening to her own grandparents express their difficulty with gardening due to poor mobility. To address this need, Katherine incorporated ergonomically designed kneepads for comfort and an electric jack to enable those with poor mobility to easily raise themselves from the ground.
  • 11. GripGo Racing Kart Hand Controls Jaden Daniel Partridge Alstonville High School Jaden was motivated by his interest in motor sport, where he developed a product that allows for full inclusion of persons with disabilities. The brake and throttle are controlled completely from the steering wheel thus allowing those with dysfunction in their legs to participate in Australian Karting competitions.
  • 12. Flower Costume Alexis Jade McCaughtrie Bulli High School Alexis designed this garment to be incorporated as a costume piece in her friend’s play. The design process allowed Alexis to develop her skills in dress making and theatrical design. A number of techniques were used such as hand dying the fabric with natural dyes, working with lace doilies and hand-making flowers seen on the skirt of the fabric.
  • 13. Reflective Sport Apparel Sarah Irwin Aquinas Catholic College Sarah observed there was a gap in the market for stylish ‘safety sportswear’ after having concerns from her experiences of walking in suburban areas at dusk. As a result, she created four sportswear garments incorporating geometric reflective strips that become part of the garment’s aesthetic, as well as having the function of increasing the safety of the wearer.
  • 14. TC Creations Handplanes Thomas Campbell Sutherland Shire Christian School The purpose of this project was to make retail quality, high performance body surfing handplanes aimed at filling a gap in the marketplace. Criteria for success established by Thomas required that the design be lightweight, portable, durable, replicable and be commercially viable
  • 15. Switch Blade Aidan Cameron Vincentia High School Aidan saw a gap in the market for easier, faster and less strenuous ways to use stand up paddleboards. In response to this, Aidan created a new paddle with innovative handles which eliminates the need to switch paddling positions and promotes a more efficient stroke.
  • 16. Industrial Noxious Weed Sprayer Joshua Mason Wyong Christian Community School Joshua’s device is designed to kill Lantana, one of Australia’s worst environmental weeds. Its strength lies in its ability to target difficult to reach locations and sensitive rainforest areas. The weed sprayer uses a splatter gun technique powered by a lithium battery. Joshua’s inspiration came from his family’s 400- acre property in Dungog NSW, where Lantana infestation is a major problem.
  • 17. ZED-13 Music Performance Controller Zubin Nanavati Newington College Zubin created a device that allows the subtle control of computer music through the use of motion sensors, button matrixes, camera modules and advanced micro-processing algorithms, all contained in a single package. Not only can the user control the music more intuitively but the audience can see more emotional control from the DJ.
  • 18. Reborn – a range of backpacks William Russell St Gregory’s College Campbelltown William designed a range of backpacks for young men from recycled and reused fabrics such as old shirts, jeans, bedspreads and football jumpers. Inspiration for this project came from William’s interest in sustainable living and his observation of a gap in the market for unique backpacks for young men.
  • 19. SmartVac Oliver Kleyn Newcastle Grammar School Oliver designed and created a new form of vacuum generation that is more efficient, powerful, durable and affordable than the traditional form of vacuum generation. This was achieved through the use of the ‘Venturi effect’ in conjunction with an innovative auto-cycling system that works using compressed air from a compressor.
  • 20. Steampunk Lamp Daniel Glenn Stubbs Glenwood High School Daniel created this lamp in response to a client brief which asked for an industrial styled lamp. This design provides the opportunity for artistic creativity combined with household practicality.
  • 21. Sustainable Open-plan Beach House Nicole Alysha Ling Abbotsleigh Nicole designed a sustainable open-plan beach house for clients using the structural frames of their existing beachside cottage. She created a modern design with many sustainable features such as fireplaces for heating and the use of water and elevation for cooling. During the design process Nicole learnt how to use new technologies to implement her design including AutoCAD and laser cutters.
  • 22. Personal Safety Overboard System Matthew Anthony Alfonzetti Epping Boys High School Matthew created an electronic device that will quickly alert the driver of a Jet Ski (or other watercraft) when a passenger falls overboard, without the need to turn around whilst driving. The overall process has taught Matthew a lot about electronics, safety issues, new technologies and processes – such as 3D printing and time management.
  • 23. Coopers Store Application Christopher Harpas Cronulla High School Christopher made this application for the furniture factory, Coopers Store. A motivation to develop this design solution was the identified need to improve market advertising at Coopers Store. This application will provide better communication for Coopers Store as well as becoming a tool where staff and customers can communicate with greater ease.
  • 24. Boat Launch Device: Trailer Mate Patrick Turner Macquarie College After witnessing many near accidents at boat ramps Patrick saw a need to improve the boat launching process, especially for those with poor mobility and solo operators. Patrick eliminated the need of hand winching in his design and replaced it with an automatic catch and release system, in this case a self-locking clip. Patrick especially enjoyed gaining a deeper understanding of mechanics and physics and finding innovative ways of overcoming challenges during the design process.
  • 25. Student Awards This year, the four award winners and their designs are: The Alan Broady Memorial Award - for exemplary use of resources in the design and production of a Major Design Project. GripGO Racing Kart Kit Jaden Partridge, Alstonville High School The Shelston IP Award - for demonstration of the best understanding of potential commercialisation and Intellectual Property protection. Personal Safety Overboard System Matthew Alfonzetti, Epping Boys High School The UNSW Built Environment Award for Sustainability in Design - sponsored by the Built Environment, UNSW Garden AID Katherine Perrior, Danebank - and Anglican School for Girls The Powerhouse Museum Award for Innovation in Design - for innovation in design Industrial Noxious Weed Sprayer Joshua Mason, Wyong Christian Community School
  • 26. Online design resources 1. DesignTECH exhibition 2013, featuring 4 interviews with students featured in this year’s exhibition 2. DesignTECH 2012 Design and Technology students speak about their MDP’s 3. Australia innovates, an online guide to innovation in Australia’s industries 4. Australian designers at work, meet six designers and learn about their design practice 5. D*hub, online design magazine and gateway to the world’s best design collections
  • 27. Online design resources 6. HSC technology syllabus support: case studies in design, technology and cultural diversity 7. Sydney designers unplugged: case studies from seven design studios 8. Electronic swatchbook: thousands of fabric samples from the 1830s to the 1920s 9. Interactive database: search 69,112 objects collected from 1880 to the present day 10. Australian Dress Register: documenting significant men’s, women’s and children’s dress in NSW up to 1945 Sign up for the design e-newsletter
  • 28. Design related Powerhouse exhibitions Sydney Design 16 – 24 August Experience a dynamic program of exhibitions and events including Sydney Design 2014, an annual festival of exhibitions, talks, workshops and student study days. Exhibition highlights include: Ecologic: creating a sustainable future, Level 1 Cyberworlds: computers and connections, Level 1 Clothes Encounters, Level 2 Student Fashion, Level 2 Engineering Excellence, Level 3 Australian International Design Awards, Level 3 Australian Inventions, Level 3