Series: Design and Technology
The programme takes students through the elements of creating a successful animation. Beginning with the various methods of creating an animation, the program then explores the stages and aspects of animations, including character development, backgrounds, adding sound and voice and the use of wire frame in 3D work. We look at the various roles in an animation team, including producers, directors, computer technicians, artists and voice actors and some applications of animation such as computer games, advertisements and films. Show Less
This programme looks at two examples of innovative automotive design and features the use of CAD and CAM.
This program explores how bridges are made, with a focus on the physics used in design and construction. The elements of bridge building are explored step by step, from conception to completion - including factors such as materials used and how costs are governed by environmental, aesthetic and functional elements. These key issues are discussed by Technical Manager Cliff Sagot and Senior Structural Engineer Natalie Balcott from The Robert Bird Group. Their first hand knowledge gives an invaluable look into how these structures bring land and people together but also illustrate the shortfalls of bad design. Show Less
This programme looks at various applications of CAD-CAM technology in schools and industries. Filmed in Britain, it includes footage and interviews from a major international bearing manufacturer, AESSEAL, and the engineering faculty of Sheffield-Hallam University. Show Less
This programme looks at the process of producing both ceramics and glass, typical uses and the advantages and disadvantages of both these materials.
Consumer pressure and new legislation mean designers and architects are increasingly being asked to use materials from a sustainable source. We talk to one of the world's leading architects who shows us around the UK's first zero carbon housing project and visit the Smile plastics factory where anything from old mobile phones to children's' boots are turned into building materials. The program explores what makes a material sustainable, we talk to a material scientist and examine the characteristics and properties of these materials and then explore the benefits and limitations of using them and ask, what makes a building or product truly sustainable? Show Less
This is an excellent introduction to the world of composite materials and their uses. We look at: - Raw materials: main sources world-wide - Primary production: converting raw materials into useful materials - Classification of composites - Physical and chemical properties - Methods of testing properties - Secondary processing: methods of fabricating composite products - Selecting of materials: importance of matching end-use requirements with material properties - Recycling. We look in detail at the properties and uses of Fibre-reinforced plastics, and its respective use to products and structures. Show Less
For many years people have developed and used tools controlled directly by people, control systems have been around for hundreds of years before computers were invented. Currently we are experiencing a challenging period of time where computer controlled technology extends human capabilities. This video aimed at Design, Engineering and Computer Studies students introduces Computer Controlled Systems, Block diagrams and applications of computer controlled systems. Open and closed loop systems, microprocessors, sensors and actuators are introduced. We look at EFTPOS machines, Robots, Manufacturing and Product Control, Multimedia Entertainment and Education and Medical applications. Show Less
This programme considers a wide range of methods currently in use in industry. The following processes are featured and include some excellent footage of these processes together with relevant explanations: * CNC Oxy cutting * Circular saw * CNC Drilling machine * Angle grinder * Shearing devices * Lathe operations * Laser cutting * Water jet cutting * Spark erosion This programme is highly recommended for students of metals and engineering at both school and tertiary levels. Show Less
Agricultural processes have a large-scale impact on natural resources and ecosystems and many businesses are turning to technology to help. This video introduces some issues that agricultural technologies aim to address, including water scarcity, farm waste and sustainability, with insight from scientists at agricultural research institutes. A highly relevant resource for senior secondary and tertiary students studying design technology, earth and environmental sciences or agriculture. Show Less
The way in which products are made and the effects of the manufacturing process on the environment around them are fast becoming the most important considerations when a product or service is designed. A range of factors including global warming, increased population, higher energy consumption and waste, diminishing natural resources and better consumer awareness are driving this shift in design innovation. In this program we take a closer look at the environmental impact of design with a special emphasis on architecture, household goods, and how certain industries are embracing a more sustainable, eco-friendly approach to design. Show Less
We often think of design as a solo process, with one visionary chipping away at a project to create a masterpiece, but usually reality couldn't be further from the truth. Design projects often require a group effort with each team member contributing their skills to an overall vision. In this programme we see how a team works towards a common goal from the client interview stage through to the design stage. We investigate planning and communicating ideas, right through to production. We also demonstrate how useful evaluation can be in monitoring the team's progress towards a common goal. We also hear tips and ideas from professionals in the field. Show Less
Colour has the ability to inspire our emotions and influence our moods like nothing else. It is a powerful tool in interior design and fashion, and is an integral component of design concepts. In this quality programme, we follow Interior designer Brandi Hagen, who discusses the history of colour and the development of colour theories, the colour system, hue, value, and chroma. We also look at the use of a colour wheel, the difference and importance of understanding warm and cool colours and conceptualising colour schemes when designing. This is a remarkably insightful programme that clearly explains the basic techniques for design, focusing on the secrets of using colour. Show Less
This program examines the design elements and principles in areas such as; architecture, environmental design, interior design, structural design and landscaping.
The elements of design are the components that are used to create a complete design. This interesting programme presents a basic overview of the elements of design including: line - vertical, horizontal, diagonal and curved; shape - symmetrical and asymmetrical; texture - smooth, reflective, rough, matte; and colour - hue, value and chroma. Show Less
Broken into three distinct sections – Architectural Design, Craft Design, and Industrial Design – this programme explores the work of three vastly different designers. In ‘Architectural Design’ we talk to Aaron Wallis and Wade Trevaen from Convic Design, architects of the world’s largest skate park in Shanghai, China. In ‘Craft Design’ we visit Steve Baker, glass blower from Bristol Blue Glass, producers of fine hand-blown glassware. And in ‘Industrial Design’ we hear from Alicia Mintzes, designer of Sharp Safe, a prototype sharps disposal unit for public spaces. We ask these designers a range of questions and see them in action to reveal their design process. Show Less
Design is a fundamental way in which we express ourselves. And the designer is involved in every stage of the process, from the initial idea, to production and testing, and to eventual use. A perfect resource for design and engineering audiences across the board, this investigative-styled programme examines the key stages of the design process and the factors which influence this process. Experts in architecture, industrial design, sustainable design and product development discuss how they approach a project and what it's like working with clients and colleagues. Visually-stunning and a fascinating insight into a creative, high-pressured industry, viewers will experience how a design goes from imagination to reality. Show Less
Featuring 2 contrasting designers, the programme looks at all aspects of the design process from the brief through to the evaluation of the final product by the client.
This film provides an excellent insight into the many different stages of designing and manufacturing a lawnmower. It takes us through the complete design process involved and discusses the thinking behind each of the decisions made, from the initial research to the production techniques and marketing strategies. Using a lawnmower as a case study, we follow the design process from start to finish. We look at: - Brainstorming, ideas, sketches, and 3D renderings of the best designs. - Prototypes, testing the cutting ability. - Standard tests in the factory. - Engineering design. - Manufacture. - Launch. Show Less
Engineers can face many design challenges when undertaking a project. Identifying problems is the crucial first step in the process of designing solutions. This video looks at some unique challenges and the approaches that real-world companies take to tackle them in three exciting case studies: the Deepsea Challenger life support sphere, Morph Wheels foldable wheelchair wheel, and Fliteboard electric hydrofoil. Show Less
Learn how to create products that meet user need and are inclusive. Designers explain how they determine their market, consider values and needs, use ergonomic and anthropometric data and respond to challenges of demographic change and inclusive design. Show Less
This resource looks at why and how specific plastics are recycled, regenerated and tested to fulfil the required characteristics for modern sustainable products. Includes: a chair made from Sony Playstations and washing machines that use parts made from recycled fridge plastic. The program also shows how new technology is used to process and convert waste products into high-grade polymers. We then see these plastics undergo destructive and non-destructive tests to identify their properties and characteristics. Show Less
This programme takes a careful look into the steps and processes involved in the Design and Technology course. It: - Poses problems and actively identifies needs - Gathers information and building knowledge about the nature of needs, wants, opportunities and areas for improvement and best routes towards designing a solution - Develops and uses design and technology skills knowledge of processes etc. - Assesses the outcomes of design and technology processes - The resulting products in relation to environmental, social and economic factors. Show Less
This Australian-made, curriculum fit program introduces the design process so that students will be able to design, produce and evaluate quality solutions that respond to identified opportunities and needs. Through case studies of two new products, new sports gear 'Syco XT', and the new 'D Tek' pump, we explain the need to justify solutions and to responsibly, safely and creatively select materials, tools and techniques. We examine skills in design processes, design theory and the work of designers, discovering how designers research, experiment, and communicate creative design ideas and solutions. Show Less
Before agricultural technologies can be adopted by businesses, they need to be thoroughly tested and evaluated. This video looks at the techniques and systems researchers use to collect and evaluate data, such as internet-connected sensors and the SF6 tracer, with insight from scientists at agricultural research institutes. A highly relevant resource for senior secondary and tertiary students studying design technology, earth and environmental sciences or agriculture. Show Less