Design briefs and activities for key stage 4 and post 16
The following design briefs are supported by extensive background information to support the students.
The briefs combine contexts specific to the UK and international briefs.
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
It has been recommended for many years that reducing, reusing and recycling provides many opportunities for environmental improvements in our own and other countries as well as in product manufacture. Design and make a product that tackles at least one of these criteria.
Reduce: Design for disasembly
International design briefs
Practical Action's international work focuses on the development of small scale technology to improve people's lives. The following design briefs are based on our international work with linked back up information.
Sustainable Power: Support small scale businesses with a new product.
Sustainable cooking: Design a fuel efficient cooking stove.
Carrying a load: Design a product to enable a person to carry the tools of their trade.