Introduction to Technology
Design and Technology
A practical introductory course that highlights the fascinating and intriguing interdependency between the design of products, the characteristics of materials, manufacturing processes and methods of production.
'How do we make it?' 'Which method should we choose?'
Together we will strive to answer some of these questions, learn about the effects of our technological choices on the design outcome, and various ways of adapting design to industrial production processes.
The course is built on a series of exercises, each relating to a specific technology. In each of these exercises the student will employ a stage-by-stage process of planning, development and production. Lectures and on-site tours will accompany issues such as history of technology, material & structure, mechanisms, moulds and casting, and more.
The course welcomes students with rich technological background as well as no technological background at all.
Full attendance, team collaboration, personal and group investigation of materials and production methods, including a significant investment in hands-on work, is crucial to achieving success in this course.