18 February — 13 May 2012
Innovative young designers from the 2011 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 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 fashion and graphics, to product, systems and packaging design
Humanitarian concerns such as sustainability and social housing, promoting consumer consciousness around household spending and health and safety issues such as awareness of allergens in food and ergonomic considerations for the elderly were just a few of the motivating factors that inspired the student works. Some of the ideas on show include a modular planter system to support high density living; garments made from recycled materials such as Tyvek and cardboard; an arts and music magazine designed for the Apple iPad; a light rail system for Sydney city; a peg system for the elderly who suffer from arthritis; and a gravity fed refuelling system.
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.
This year, the five award winners and their designs are:-
This year the exhibition also showcases a selection of three major textiles projects by students of the 2011 HSC Textiles and Design course.
Presented in association with the
Board of Studies NSW and the NSW Department of Education and Communities
Caroline Cham from Brigidine College talks about her project, Anzac Express.
Campbell Jirgens from Nowra Anglican College, talks about his project, the Bin Buddy.
Holly Payne from Monte Sant’ Angelo Mercy College, talks about her project, What Wood You Choose?
Tori Wicks from Cheltenham Girls High School, talks about her project, Pegassist.