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Year 12 Major Works | Design Technology Showcase

From Design Technology Teacher, Mr Kyle Newbury

HSC Design and Technology is a challenging subject. It involves hands-on practical activities which develop knowledge and skills in designing and producing. The course involves the development, realisation and documentation of design projects. The Major Design Project and supporting folio requires students to select and apply appropriate design, production and evaluation skills to a product, system or environment that satisfies an identified need or opportunity.

In 2020, we saw an exceptional group of fine young men take up the usual challenge, with the additional stress of COVID and the ever-changing circumstances faced around them. These students below should be congratulated on the additional time they have put in during the school holidays, study periods, after school sessions and more. They have successfully solved a need in society, to create a product that displays the positive and enthusiastic approach they had throughout the year. They wholeheartedly completed each and every project to the best of their abilities. I wish them the very best for their futures and know that they have all shown fortitude this year that will help them for the rest of their lives.

 


 

Design Technology | Student Major Works Gallery

 

Massimo Bucci
Artwork title: Viking Tackle Box
Expressive form: Design Technology
Artist statement: The Viking Tackle Box is an innovative addition that ensures practicality and safety for all users. The Viking Tackle Box is unique as it has a system that has been built into the tackle box. This allows users not only a safe waterproof compartment for their phones, but also a system that senses the light within the phone compartment from a message or call, which is turned into a LED strobe and alarm to go off that has been incorporated to notify fishermen and other users whilst our fishing. Features such as; solar energy have also been used to power LED lights within, duel wireless charging pads for phones that are able to be charged wirelessly, alongside two 5V usb outlets for additional charging. As well as additional storage within the box, and a medical kit in the left hand side storage compartment.

Viking Tackle Box

Viking Tackle Box

Viking Tackle Box

Viking Tackle Box


Will Cooley
Artwork title: SailGP Wing Controller
Expressive form: Design Technology
Artist statement: SailGP is an international sailing competition using high-performance one-design F50 catamarans. My Major Design Project was to redesign the wing controller on the F50 to make the F50 easier to trim allowing the user (wing trimmer) to have more time to give the skipper tactical and observational inputs while increasing the overall performance of the boat and bringing racing closer together.

SailGP Wing Controller

SailGP Wing Controller


Lachlan Cunningham
Artwork title: Ocean Core Surfboard
Expressive form: Design Technology
Artist statement: Ocean Core Surfboard has been created from PVC sheet plastic to be a more environmentally friendly towards the environment because it removes polyurethane foam from traditional surfboards that have a significant impact towards the environment and oceans.

Ocean Core Surfboard

Ocean Core Surfboard


Jacob Fadel
Artwork title: Fulcrum Arm Brace
Expressive form: Design Technology
Artist statement: The fulcrum arm brace is a product that is designed to tackle the issues with current methods of bracing arm injuries. Most notably muscle atrophy (or muscle degeneration) which occurs as a result of not moving the arm or limb, in turn, resulting in muscle stimulation. The fulcrum arm brace is 3D printed, environmentally friendly, biodegradable, adjustable, modular and has the ability to allow movement and restrict movement.

Fulcrum Arm Brace

Fulcrum Arm Brace


Lachlan Foley
Artwork title: Luxury Briefcase (LX1)
Expressive form: Design Technology
Artist statement: This briefcase is designed to fit in a niche market where people desire a fully customisable storage solution tailored to their needs. whether they want a large storage chest or small portable briefcase designed for them, everything will be a consumer decided interior and exterior. But for this project, I was the consumer and designed storage device based on my personal storage requirements which was a rugged, durable and aesthetically-pleasing briefcase.

Luxury Briefcase (LX1)

Luxury Briefcase (LX1)


Maksymilian Klimczak
Artwork title: Underwater Safety Device
Expressive form: Design Technology
Artist statement: This underwater safety device is a lifejacket for free-divers. The device provides an affordable option for casual divers. The device uses different nylon to create a vest and the inner bladder both to create an aesthetically appropriate design for both the overall function of the prototype.

Underwater Safety Device

Underwater Safety Device

Underwater Safety Device

Underwater Safety Device


Aidan Korpar
Artwork title: Public Housing Redesign: Malabar
Expressive form: Design Technology
Artist statement: The Public Housing Redesign is an architectural design to help resolve issues related to public housing such as bad aesthetics, high crime rates, structural issues, over crowding, low lighting and over all a lower safety standard when compared to other areas. The redesign is located in matraville along ANZAC parade and Beauchamp road. The redesign includes both public housing and residential housing as-well as improved lighting, aboriginal and community aspects with a large environmental focus by including solar power and rain water collection systems to reduce usage.

Public Housing Redesign: Malabar

Public Housing Redesign: Malabar


Reid McNamara
Artwork title: Flexi Furniture
Expressive form: Design Technology
Artist statement: Flexi Furniture is a custom made solution for consumers wanting to fill their homes with traditionally made, durable pieces of furniture. The products such as the one that has been designed and manufactured has quality joinery methods and materials used to ensure that there is a reduction in products on the market that have a short life span and result in high levels of disposal and landfill.

Flexi Furniture

Flexi Furniture

Flexi Furniture

Flexi Furniture


Josh Preston
Artwork title: Eco Seating
Expressive form: Design Technology
Artist statement: Eco Seating is an environmentally friendly solution to providing electricity for different environments within cities. It allows people to charge a device of any kind when out of the house whilst using sustainable energy methods. Eco Seating models have been created out of plywood but in a full-scale model, councils could create them out of any other material such as concrete or different recycled materials.

Eco Seating

Eco Seating

Eco Seating

Eco Seating


Sebastian Rayk
Artwork title: Remote Housing (Rhome)
Expressive form: Design Technology
Artist statement: RHOME addresses the pressuring issue of increasing homelessness in order to provide a safe and secure housing alternative. It does not aim to replace housing, rather provide a temporary shelter for those sleeping rough in an ergonomic and aesthetic manner. This product establishes a new design market in which holds social responsibility at the forefront of my concerns with the intended function of design improving the quality of lives.

Remote Housing (Rhome)

Remote Housing (Rhome)


Jasper Stern
Artwork title: Stern Agriculture Australia
Expressive form: Design Technology
Artist statement: Stern Agriculture Australia has produced a fully sustainable portable agricultural unit for schools with limited space and resources in NSW, as a result of the recent change in NESA’s Syllabus, providing all necessary tools and processes to successfully educate students.

Stern Agriculture Australia

Stern Agriculture Australia


Sebastian Watson
Artwork title: Zero Emission Housing
Expressive form: Design Technology
Artist statement: Zero Emission housing, designed and developed on Google Sketchup, this project was designed with the intention of shaping future generations of housing. The future will continue to develop and shape our housing styles. Here you can see my interpretation of how that future could look. Once the final design was completed, a hand made model was created using Foam Core and clever aesthetic styling.

Zero Emission Housing

Zero Emission Housing


Valentius Wirjana
Artwork title: Solar Desalination Device
Expressive form: Design Technology
Artist statement: The Solar Desalinator is to be mass produced and supplied to the families / communities in the pacific Islands to counter the water scarcity during particular seasons/periods of low rainfall. Following a large trial in the Pacific Islands, the prototype could be refined and be a “cookie cuter” for worldwide use. The Solar Desalinator works by heating saltwater using the parabolic reflector producing steam, which is then condensed into safe drinkable water.

Solar Desalination Device

Solar Desalination Device