Introduction


The purpose of this website is to give additional information and resources for students following the IB Design Technology course (Group 4 Experimental Sciences). It covers all the CORE TOPICS and the following options:
  • Option E - Human Factors - the graphics option
  • Option A - Food Science and Technology
  • Option C - CAD/CAM
For further details and information about the course and the assessment process please use your Student & Staff Handbook:



Assessment:
All your assessments can be converted to levels using the matrix below:
%
IB Level
Descriptor
85+
7
Excellent
69-85
6
Very Good
56-68
5
Good
39-55
4
Satisfactory
28-38
3
Poor (Border fail)
16-27
2
Fail
0 -15
1
Fail

Glossary

This is a new page which we are hoping to build up over time. The idea is that words will be added from time to time, especially to help with revision, and real examples for each word will be added. Links will also be added which take you to websites with suitable examples. If you have a good example to add to the Glossary tell your teacher!

Learning the glossary is a really good way to prepare for all your exams, especially paper 1.

Core Topic

For Standard and Higher students


Topic Titles

Booklets

IA's & Quizzes

IA Title

OU Links
Introduction

Thinking Hats, Design Cycle








Topic 1

Design Process



Internal Assessment

Mouse Design (HF)
Biscuit Design (FT)

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Topic 2

Product Innovation







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Topic 3

Green Design



Internal Assessment

Veggie Burger Design (HF)
Veggie Burger (FT)
Veggie Burger Net (CAD/CAM)


Topic 4

Materials
Materials Topic 4
Materials - Timber
Materials - Metal
Materials- Plastics
Materials- Ceramics & Glass
Materials- Composites



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Timber types and uses



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Topic 5

Product Development








Topic 6

Product Design







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Topic 7

Evaluation



Internal Assessment
Internal Assessment

Mouse Design (HF)
Biscuit Design (FT)


Additional Topic

For Higher students only



Topic Titles

Booklets

IA's & Quizzes

IA Title

OU Links
Topic 8

Energy

Topic 8 pdf






Topic 9

Structures

Topic 9 pdf





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Topic 10

Mechanical Design

Topic 10 pdf





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Topic 11

Advanced Manufacturing
Techniques

Topic 11 pdf





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Topic 12

Sustainable Development



Internal Assessment

Solar Oven


Option Topics



Option Titles

Booklets

IA's & Quizzes

IA Title

Links
Option E

Graphics, Human Factors



Internal Assessment
Internal Assessment

Lotus Exige - Cockpit and controls design layout
Design an easy chair (HF)


Option A

Food Science and Technology







Mr. Ford's page click here.
Option C

CAD/CAM








Coursework:

Deadlines click here.

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Internal assessments

These are mini projects that show your skills in a number of key areas like drawing, research and manufacturing. You will be asked to do several different assignments over the whole of the course. they will usually be linked to the theory that you will be learning - so the two things go together. they are all worth 18% of your total assessment.
Each tutor will set their own internal assessment, some are tailored to meet your specialist area of Design and Technology, and some are more general.
The submission detailed below are for the classes of Mr Atkinson, Ms Czirok and Ms Sutton

Submissions

IA

Title

Date Set

Submission Date, Time, Place
Link
Topic 1& 7: The Design Process & Evaluation - Human Factors / Graphics Option

Internal Assessment (R) (D) and (E)




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Topic 4: Materials - Human Factors/Graphics & Food Option

Internal Assessment (R)





Topic 3: Green Design - Human Factors/Graphics & Food Option

Internal Assessment (R) and (D)




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Topic 2: Product Innovation - Human Factors/Graphics Option

Internal Assessment (P) and (R)





Option E - Human Factors: E1 - E6

Internal Assessment (P) (R) (D) and (E)




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Topic 12: Sustainable Development - Human Factors?Graphic Option

Internal Assessment (P) (R) (D) and (E)




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Recommended Resources

  • This website is full of interesting things to design and make, great for inspiration when starting you major project: www.instructables.com
  • Process, Material, and Measurements by Daniel Cuffaro (2006) published by Rockport Publishers ISBN 1-59253-221-7 HK$280
  • Creative Tools by Alex Fung, Alice Lo & Mamata N. Rao (2007) published by the School of Design, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University ISBN 988-97036-9-6 Price HK$120
Both are available at Page One, Hong Kong http://www.pageonegroup.com/hongkong.html and www.amazon.com

Support from the IBO:


The IBO has lots of support pages on its website and is also using Twitter.
If you have a question about your subject or the Diploma programme in general, these sites may help you:
http://www.ibo.org/informationfor/students/ Information for students about the Dipoloma Programme and banks of questions and answers.
http://blogs.ibo.org/support/ More detailed advice about things like exams, grades, re-marks, etc.
http://twitter.com/iborganization Global social networking for the IBO.

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