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Design and Technology


Future-Focused Structures

Future-Focused Structures

Building by Design

Engineering, construction and structural design have come a long way since humans first got here. This clip looks at modern design and construction materials, and provides glimpses of the future, as technology and our understanding of...Show More
Structures and Stress

Structures and Stress

Building by Design

Human structures must be designed to withstand a range of forces. Here, three types of forces causing stress on structures are highlighted – bending, torsion and shear. Each one is defined, and different construction techniques are examined,...Show More
Structures and Balance

Structures and Balance

Building by Design

A number of different design and structural elements are used in constructions – from the most simple to highly complex. This clip explores three common construction elements – columns, beams and cantilevers – defining each and providing...Show More
Structures and Forces

Structures and Forces

Building by Design

Over millennia, human-built structures have become bigger, more complex and quicker to build. A key to this has been understanding how forces behave. This clip looks at two types of opposing forces – tension and compression – defining them...Show More
Logos

Logos

Design in the Real World

Companies and other organisations rely on logos to convey information and create brand recognition. Their design is critical – time, creativity, expertise and often, vast sums of money, are invested into their creation – but what are the...Show More
Websites

Websites

Design in the Real World

Websites are the primary means of communication with the world for businesses and other organisations, governments, groups and individuals. They perform a range of functions and many considerations go into their design. This programme explores...Show More
Synthetic Fibres and Plastics

Synthetic Fibres and Plastics

Objectives: To learn about synthetic fibres and the characteristics of synthetic fibres, and to learn about plastics and their types. Learning outcomes - students will be able to: 1. Classify fibres 2. Give examples of natural fibres 3....Show More
Technology, Robotics and Machines

Technology, Robotics and Machines

This unit introduces technology, robotics and machines through Robokot and Elesapian, two entertaining characters who bring this topic to life. This unit introduces the history of technology and explains the fundamentals of robotics. By playing...Show More
New Technologies - 3D Printing

New Technologies - 3D Printing

New Technologies: 3D Printing is an informative look at the emerging manufacturing revolution occurring around this new technology. 3D printing business owner Scott Phillips (The Robots Are Coming) demonstrates how 3D printing works, from product...Show More
How Alessi, Postmodernism and Memphis Changed the World

How Alessi, Postmodernism and Memphis Changed the World

A guide through the sometimes diverse ideas, designs and innovations that developed during the postmodern era. Includes footage filmed at the Alessi factory and museum and other Milan design houses, and interviews with Alberto Alessi himself,...Show More
How Pop Art Changed the World

How Pop Art Changed the World

Explore the ideas, materials, colours and technologies adopted by Pop Art. Then examine how this movement created new images, shapes and forms that continue to influence artists and designers today. Filmed in the UK and New York this resource...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
Smart Graphic Products

Smart Graphic Products

This program examines the properties, characteristics and applications of some of the smart materials used in the graphics industry. Case studies include labels and packaging that use thermochromic inks, emergency and safety signage that...Show More
Managing a Design Project

Managing a Design Project

This video aims to teach students an understanding of managing the various elements of design projects. The video emphasises the importance of managing design projects and introduces elements of project management, emphasising real- world...Show More
What Inspires Design?

What Inspires Design?

Every design, no matter its form or function, is inspired by something. And it’s this often elusive "something" which is explored in this thought-provoking programme for design and creative arts audiences. Exactly where do designers get their...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
Smart Resistant Materials

Smart Resistant Materials

With extraordinary access to the latest research and development, this resource explores cutting edge smart materials finding out how they are made, how they work and what their potential applications are both now and in the future. Case...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
Part 2: Time and Money

Part 2: Time and Money

Factors of Design

Almost everything in our lives has been designed in one way or another. Designers play a crucial, yet perhaps unnoticed role in society. In this programme our presenter Aldi explores the world of designers, and how they incorporate the two key...Show More
Part 1: Innovation

Part 1: Innovation

Factors of Design

This comprehensive series takes us through the design process and addresses the many factors that designers must contend with in the pursuit of great design and successful products. Our presenter illustrates concepts and transports us to the...Show More
Part 3: Visual, Tactile and Aesthetic

Part 3: Visual, Tactile and Aesthetic

Factors of Design

Have you ever thought about why individuals want to become designers? Maybe they have an eye for visual detail, or they are tactile and talented with their hands. Or maybe they have an eye for form, beauty and aesthetic appeal. Whatever talents...Show More
Influences on Design

Influences on Design

Many factors influence the design of products, systems or environments. Designers must consider how these factors will have an impact on their eventual users, environments and the wider world. Designers have to use materials sympathetically and...Show More
Redesigning a Product

Redesigning a Product

Many of the products that we use, wear and rely on have been redesigned time and time again. For a designer, redesigning a product is a way of perfecting an original idea or transforming it to meet the new needs of the market. In this program...Show More
Robotics: Advances In Engineering

Robotics: Advances In Engineering

Show Me Science Advanced Series

Almost fifty years ago the first industrial robot was "employed" in an automobile assembly plant. Robots are regularly used for hazardous, super-heavy and difficult tasks in manufacturing, agriculture, entertainment, medicine, and space...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