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Product design and Sustainability

This area of Practical Action’s site enables students to consider the need to reduce the negative impacts of  products on the environment and people.

It enables students to evaluate products throughout their lifecycle and learn about inspirational products,  companies and access to sustainable design briefs.
 

Design briefs and activities for key stages 3 and 4

Design briefs for key stages 3 and 4 product design.

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Design briefs and activities for key stage 4 and post 16

Product Design briefs and activities for key stage 4 and post 16

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Inspirational product case studies

Inspirational product case stories with linked activities.

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Inspirational companies and organisations

For links to sustainable UK companies.

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Material information - Product Design

Information to help students make informed choices about materials.

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Teaching resources for Product design

Links to printed support resources for Product design teachers.

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Designers at work

Videos and information sheets - three different sustainable designers demonstrating how they make their products.

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