designTECH 2013


Closes 11 May 2014
Innovative young designers from the 2013 Higher School Certificate Design and Technology course will exhibit their works in the annual designTECH exhibition. The innovation that underpins the Design & Technology course is demonstrated throughout this exhibition of a selection of the state’s 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 devices for keeping your dog AND your garden ‘cool’, to products that ease your water sport experience, to a technically sophisticated Midi Controller for mixing music.

Humanitarian concerns such as upcycled fashion and eco-housing, jet-ski life assist signals and bacteria killing door handles feature in this year’s exhibition. Some of the ideas on show include three couture dresses, one emulating a jelly fish, one fashioned like a sculpture in homage to Sydney’s VIVID festival, and one that incorporates 456 handmade cloth flowers to the skirt. There are also safety focussed designs such as luminescent sports wear; industrial prototypes such as an efficient vacuum forming system, an industrial noxious weed sprayer, and a 2-way hydraulic tipping trailer; there’s even iPad app to track contemporary politics.

A number of interviews with a selection of students are featured in the exhibition and reveal the in-depth design process students have undertaken throughout their Major Design Project, and their passion for design and technology.

These are also able to be viewed online.

To see the video interviews of students from previous DesignTECH exhibitions as well as exhibition slideshows, click on the links below:

DesignTECH 2012
DesignTECH 2011
DesignTECH 2010

This year, the four award winners and their designs are:-

Award: The Alan Broady Memorial Award
Project name: GripGO Racing Kart Kit
Student name: Jaden Partridge
School: Alstonville High School

Award: The Shelston IP Award
Project name: Personal Safety Overboard System
Student name: Matthew Alfonzetti
School: Epping Boys High School

Award: The UNSW Built Environment Award for Sustainability in Design
Project name: Garden AID
Student name: Katherine Perrior
School: Danebank - and Anglican School for Girls

Award: The Powerhouse Museum Award for Innovation in Design
Project name: Industrial Noxious Weed Sprayer
Student name: Joshua Mason
School: Wyong Christian Community School


Presented in association with the Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards NSW and the NSW Department of Education and Communities.

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