Design tech 2012 exhibition slideshow


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DesignTECH 2012 features innovative young designers from the 2012 Higher School Certificate Design and Technology course.

The innovation that underpins the Design & Technology course is demonstrated throughout this exhibition of the state's most outstanding Major Design Projects.

Students will have the opportunity to see how these talented young designers have explored the design process through a range of over 20 design solutions on display from sustainable fashion to systems solutions from a diverse range of products, to e-platforms for school calendars and interior design

For case studies of students from this year's exhibition and past, talk about their Major Design Projects visit the following page:

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Design tech 2012 exhibition slideshow

  1. 1. Pre-visit Exhibition Slideshow
  2. 2. Featuring innovative young designers from the 2012 Higher School Certificate Design and Technology course.designTECH 2012 exhibition The innovation that underpins the Design &16 February -12 May 2013 Technology course is demonstrated throughout this exhibition of the states most outstanding Major Design Projects. Students will have the opportunity to see how these talented young designers have explored the design process through a range of over 20 design solutions on display from sustainable fashion to systems solutions from a diverse range of products, to e-platforms for school calendars and interior design. Presented in association with the Board of Studies NSW and NSW Department of Education and Communities.
  3. 3. Dynafork Andrew Lucas Albury High SchoolAndrew wanted to make bikes more versatile, so developed the Dynafork,the variable handling bike fork. By raising the front for a more upright andrelaxed seating position and weight distribution, the Dynafork can transforma twitchy, responsive road bike into a relaxed cruiser or touring bike. Bylowering the front end on a sluggish mountain bike, it allows for a moreaggressive racing position.
  4. 4. The Buoyant OceanicSafety System (BOSS) Mathew Butler Knox Grammar SchoolMathew’s Buoyant Oceanic SafetySystem incorporates newtechnology to help lifeguardscommunicate with swimmers whomay be in danger. The BOSS canbe positioned so it is in swimmers’line of sight, while its high visibilitycolours and warning system meanit can be seen and heard in almostall conditions.
  5. 5. Street art lighting installation Esra Capa MLC SchoolEsra’s design goal was tomanufacture a working model of alighting system to supplementexisting crime prevention methods.She has created a modular designthat incorporates a CCTV camera fortraditional policing and a laser-cutimage on a faceplate to project artlighting. Esra’s aim is to discouragecrime in an aesthetically pleasingand creative way.
  6. 6. Clique On Chelsea Gilchrist Callaghan College Jesmond Senior CampusChelsea loves shoes. She wanted to make it possible to wear different shoeswhile protecting the environment and the fashion followers pocket. The‘Clique On’ design enables the same pair of shoes to be used many times byadding different decorative features. Magnets on the ‘Clique On’ product lineup with magnets on the shoe, making them easy to add and remove.
  7. 7. Preparing for Kokoda Katherine Barter Newcastle Grammar SchoolAfter visiting Papua New Guinea in2011 to walk the Kokoda Track,Katherine realised that trekkers needto be prepared mentally andphysically to fully appreciate thehistory of the Kokoda militarycampaign and the culture of the PNGpeople. She created a DVD andbooklet giving detailed explanationsand demonstrations of medical,equipment and training preparation.
  8. 8. e-House Mark Bersolto Canobolas RuralTechnology High SchoolMark wanted to design a house that would be both affordable andenvironmentally friendly. His e-House uses thermal mass, naturalventilation, orientation and insulation to reduce electricity use and improvequality of life. The other significant aspect of the house is its affordability,costing $100,000 less than the average house in NSW. Mark’s moderndesign uses glass for its aesthetic and environmental properties.
  9. 9. Sustainable handbags Mikala Hanks Cheltenham Girls’ High SchoolWhen Mikala researched the designer handbag market she found that thebags were expensive, and their manufacture had an enormous impact onthe environment. This provided Mikala with the incentive to designhandbags that are stylish, substantial and environmentally sound.
  10. 10. Ironstein Zaarkacha Marlan All Saints’ College BathurstZaarkacha’s research showed that ironing boards can be awkward to carryand the shape is not suited to ironing some clothes. This led her to developthe Ironstein. Its unique shape reduces the time it takes to iron collaredshirts, and the leg-end makes the button area of pants easier to iron. Theremovable clamping system makes it lighter and easier to transport.
  11. 11. Transportation Trolley Melanie Altit Moriah CollegeMelanie wanted to create a storagedevice for beauty products, toeliminate the inconvenience ofmultiple boxes and cluttered drawers.Her trolley allows the products to bestored quickly and neatly, helpingmakeup artists and hairdressersmaintain a tidy workstation, improvetheir work processes and provide apolished and professional service.
  12. 12. Flipsock Stephanie McIntoshMount St Joseph MilperraAs a surf lifesaver, Stephanie observed that body-boarders often suffer fromblisters or lose their fins in the ocean, while people with arthritis struggle toget their fins on. The Flipsock is an ankle-high neoprene sock with apolyurethane fin. The sock sits across the heel and easily slips onto thefoot. The mould for the Flipsock is also displayed here.
  13. 13. Tasmanian deforestation dress Gabrielle Ingham Monte Sant’ Angelo Mercy CollegeGabrielle’s project highlights the needto protect our natural environment.She designed two garmentsrepresenting the before and aftereffects of deforestation. The‘Rainforest Dress’ shown here usesbamboo and 100% natural fibres, with750 individually laser-cut leavesbased on the Tasmanian Blue Gum.
  14. 14. Merino wool dress Jessica Zinga Barrenjoey High SchoolJessica chose Australian merino woolfor her dress because it is arenewable, recyclable, sustainable andbiodegradable resource. This makes ita more environmentally soundalternative to synthetics, cotton, silkand cashmere. Jessica has promotedthe dress through art shows and socialnetworking to inspire people topurchase merino wool products.
  15. 15. Don’t Break Your Heart Christina Georgiou St Euphemia CollegeSeeing her grandmother struggle withheart disease motivated Christina tocreate her wearable art piece. Madefrom recycled materials, the dress isdesigned to inspire women to protectthe health of their hearts and theenvironment. The base for theswatches incorporates hergrandmother’s wedding skirt, while theswatches include personal pledgeswritten by women affected by thisdisease.
  16. 16. Rowing simulator Mitchell Shaw The Scots CollegeNow an experienced rower, Mitchell clearly recalls the difficulties of learningto row on public waterways. There was always the fear of colliding with apassenger ferry or fishing trawler and his coach’s instructions were nearlyinaudible. The rowing simulator allows young rowers to row in a controlledenvironment, where communication is clear and a sense of safety assistslearning.
  17. 17. Disaster reliefwater purification Kaytlyn DavisCherrybrook Technology High SchoolOne in five children in developing countries does not have access to cleanwater and millions die each year as a result. These facts motivated Kaytlynto design a cooking pot that doubles as a water-purifying device. Unsanitarywater is poured into the pot and purified via distillation, collecting in theoversized rim of the lid and eventually pouring out through the spouts intocollecting cups.
  18. 18. Autistic SensoryLearning Centre Lucy Ford St Vincent’s CollegeLucy wanted to create a learning centre to cater for the needs of autisticchildren and help with their integration into mainstream classes. Shefocused on providing a number of therapy tools and activities to meet thechildren’s educational and emotional needs, with special considerationgiven to their sensory preferences in the selection of toys.
  19. 19. Collapsibleasthma spacer Laura SchoutenCherrybrook Technology High SchoolLaura is one of two million Australians affected by asthma. She set out todesign and produce a collapsible asthma spacer that would be smaller andeasier to carry than current models. Laura’s design makes it possible tohave the asthma spacer with you at all times & small enough to store in afirst aid kit. She made several prototypes before arriving at the final design.
  20. 20. Adjustablewakeboard rack Zachariah Bostock The Riverina Anglican CollegeAn enthusiastic wakeboarder and skier, Zachariah found that having all hisgear in the boat restricted what he could do in the water. So he designed arack that can be adjusted to hold wakeboards, skis and a kneeboard. Tomanufacture his design he had to learn many new skills and gained agreater understanding of precision metal fabrication through the use of amilling machine and welders.
  21. 21. Portal Diary William Tapp Shore, Sydney Church of England Grammar SchoolWilliam has designed an iPadapplication prototype that replacesthe need for a printed school diary.By integrating the diary into the iPad,he was able to give it features suchas a calendar, timetable,homework/study planner, sportingfixtures, assessment record, a Boardof Studies link, and links to theschool’s online portal.
  22. 22. Tee Buddy Jesse Dunn Camden High SchoolJesse is a keen golfer who knows that losing tees can be frustrating andcostly. A retractable mechanism, connected to the tee via a cord, seemedlike a simple solution. However, it soon became apparent there were designproblems. With a great deal of perseverance, Jesse finally developed amechanism that automatically returned the tee to the case.
  23. 23. SoloSafe Hamish Gullick Kirrawee High SchoolHamish wanted to improve on existing automatic ‘man overboard’ systemsused by solo sailors. His SoloSafe system is capable of slowing the vesseldown, allowing the sailor to potentially return to the boat. The SoloSafeprovides a towed platform for recovery, a storage unit for sustenance,equipment to assist in reboarding, and items such as EPIRB/flares to callfor help.
  24. 24. Multipurpose dog safety harness Lilli Stromland SCEGGS DarlinghurstLilli’s five-year old female labradoodle, Smudge, needed a single garmentthat incorporated a harness, coat, life vest, seatbelt and lead. One of thegreatest challenges was finding a suitable material to create the buoyancyrequired to support Smudge in the water. This material had to be light-weight, flexible, water-resistant and fast drying for Smudge to get themost out of the garment.
  25. 25. 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.Student Street Art Lighting Installation Esra Capa, MLC SchoolAwards The Shelston IP Award - for demonstration of the best understanding of potential commercialisation and Intellectual Property protection. Adjustable Wakeboard Rack Zacariah Bostock, The Riverina Anglican School The UNSW Built Environment Award for Sustainability in Design - sponsored by the Built Environment, UNSW Disaster Relief Water Purification Product Kaytlyn Davis, Cherrybrook Technology High School The Powerhouse Museum Award for Innovation in Design - for innovation in design The Buoyancy Oceanic Safety System (BOSS) Mathew Butler, Knox Grammar School
  26. 26. Designprocess
  27. 27. 1. DesignTECH exhibition 2012, featuring 4 interviews with students featured in this year’s exhibitionOnline design 2. DesignTECH 2011 Design and Technology resources students speak about their MDP’s 3. DesignTECH 2010 Design and Technology students speak about their MDP’s 4. Australia innovates, an online guide to innovation in Australia’s industries 5. Australian designers at work, meet six designers and learn about their design practice 6. D*hub, online design magazine and gateway to the world’s best design collections
  28. 28. 6. HSC technology syllabus support: case studies in design, technology and cultural diversityOnline design resources 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
  29. 29. Experience a dynamic program of exhibitions and events including Sydney Design 2013, inDesign related August, an annual festival of exhibitions, talks, workshops and student study days. Exhibition Powerhouse highlights include: exhibitions Ecologic: creating a sustainable future, Level 1 Cyberworlds: computers and connections, Level 1 Love Lace, Level 2 Australian International Design Awards, Level 3 Engineering Excellence, Level 3 Wallace and Gromit, Level 3 Australian Inventions, Level 3 Faith, Fashion, Fusion, Level 3
  30. 30. Held at the Powerhouse Museum, the seminars focus on students’ major design projects for the Stage 6 Design & Technology curriculum. designTECH Seminars for the Preliminary and HSC coursesseminars 2013 are presented in separate sessions. Year 12 seminars: Monday 25 February to Friday 1 March. There are two seminars each day Morning seminar 9.00am – 12.00 noon Afternoon seminar 12.30pm – 3.30pm Year 11 seminars: Monday 18 March to Friday 22 March. There are two seminars each day Morning seminar 9.00am – 12.00 noon Afternoon seminar 12.30pm – 3.30pm For more information visit,