In this unit, university students participate in product design processes and develop critical insights about design. The process of developing a product design requires a range of skills, abilities and resources. The provision of opportunities related to product design and technology is based on several understandings about:
- systematic approaches - the conceptualisation and evaluation of ideas and how their subsequent production can be organised in logical ways;
- multifaceted and multidiscipline perspectives - the production of two and three-dimensional products requires understandings of art, science and technology; and
- principles of sustainability and innovation - as a response to social and cultural imperatives and with a history (past and current) that informs the near future.