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Technology Design

Make a list of the problems you, your friends, parents and grandparents have.

Is there something they need but have trouble getting?

Is there a quicker way of doing a task that takes along time?

Is there something being wasted which you could find a use for?

Do you know any body who has special problems or a disability?

Which problem could you solve that looks the most interesting?

Ask the people involved with the problem what their needs are.

Technology Design - Solving problems


What need or
opportunity are you trying to meet?

Need or Problem

Is it a problem or need you can solve?
Do solutions already exist?
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Study the need/ problem.
Explore the opportunities.

Gather info on need / problem

Collect info about the need. Survey people. Look for
Solutions?
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How are you going to approach the problem? List the steps you will take.

Develop a plan

List your ideas and select the best one to work on.
Get help from an expert.
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Produce your first  design or solution to solve the problem.

Design a Prototype / solution

Make a model. Carry out some fair tests.
How well is it working?
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Does it meet the need or solve the problem? Could it be used by anyone?

Test and Evaluate

Trial your prototype. Measure & record how well it works.

Your prototype will help someone. Share your design.
Go into production.


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