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Series: Design and Technology


Animation in Multimedia

Animation in Multimedia

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,...Show More
Automotive Design: CAD-CAM Case Studies

Automotive Design: CAD-CAM Case Studies

This programme looks at two examples of innovative automotive design and features the use of CAD and CAM.
Building Bridges: The Physics of Construction

Building Bridges: The Physics of Construction

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...Show More
CAD-CAM in Industry and Schools

CAD-CAM in Industry and Schools

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...Show More
Ceramics and Glasses

Ceramics and Glasses

This programme looks at the process of producing both ceramics and glass, typical uses and the advantages and disadvantages of both these materials.
Choosing Sustainable Materials

Choosing Sustainable 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...Show More
Commercial Printing Processes

Commercial Printing Processes

This is a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the techniques and business of commercial printing. It looks at covering, binding, finishing, and how to create work that satisfies the client's commercial and aesthetic needs.
Composites: Properties, Processing and Uses

Composites: Properties, Processing and Uses

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 -...Show More
Control Systems in Design and Technology

Control Systems in Design and Technology

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...Show More
Cutting Metal: Methods Used During Manufacturing of Products

Cutting Metal: Methods Used During Manufacturing of Products

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...Show More

Defining the Problem

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,...Show More
Design and the Environment

Design and the Environment

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...Show More
Design: A Team Approach

Design: A Team Approach

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...Show More
Design: All about Colour

Design: All about Colour

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...Show More
Design: Applying the Elements

Design: Applying the Elements

This program examines the design elements and principles in areas such as; architecture, environmental design, interior design, structural design and landscaping.
Design: The Elements

Design: The Elements

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...Show More
Designer Case Studies: Architecture, Crafts and Industrial Design

Designer Case Studies: Architecture, Crafts and Industrial Design

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...Show More
Designers at Work

Designers at Work

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...Show More
Designing a Chair: Sitting Pretty

Designing a Chair: Sitting Pretty

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.
Designing a Lawnmower

Designing a Lawnmower

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...Show More
Designing Engineered Solutions

Designing Engineered Solutions

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...Show More
Designing for the User: Inclusive Design

Designing for the User: Inclusive Design

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...Show More
Designing with Recycled Materials

Designing with Recycled Materials

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...Show More
Designing, Manufacturing and Evaluating a Product

Designing, Manufacturing and Evaluating a Product

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,...Show More
Developing a Design Brief

Developing a Design Brief

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...Show More