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Comparative Study Activities Design and Technology HSC

Lesson Outcome Task / Activity


1. Create a Word document.
2. Identify and investigate each of the criteria below using the two comparative case studies
a. Needs
b. Function
c. Aesthetics
1 H1.1 d. Ergonomics
3. Debate as to why and how these criterion have influenced the design and development for each case
4. Compare similarities and differences between each case
5. Present your findings in your word document

1. Identify and investigate each of the criteria below using the two comparative case studies
a. Finance
b. Work health and safety
c. Appropriateness of the design solution
2 H1.1 d. Quality
2. Debate as to why and how these criterion have influenced the design and development for each case
3. Compare similarities and differences between each case
4. Present your findings in your word document

1. Identify and investigate each of the criteria below using the two comparative case studies
a. Short term and long term environmental consequences
2. Debate as to why and how these criterion have influenced the design and development for each case
3 H1.1 3. Compare similarities and differences between each case
4. Present your findings in your word document

1. Identify and investigate each of the criteria below using the two comparative case studies
a. Obsolescence and product life cycle
2. Debate as to why and how these criterion have influenced the design and development for each case
4 H1.1 3. Compare similarities and differences between each case
4. You may create a diagram to illustrate your findings
5. Present your findings in your word document

5 H1.1 1. Look at both case studies and identify contributing factors which may have influenced the success of the innovation (or
failure)
2. Analyse and explain why these factors have had the influence they did upon the success of the innovation
3. Compare similarities and differences between each case
4. Present your findings in your word document
a. You may use diagrams with annotations to assist your explanation

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1. Using both case studies identify and discuss issues and factors relating to technological innovation.
2. Address these factors
a. Social
b. Global
6 H2.1 c. Political
d. Economic
e. Environmental issues
3. Compare similarities and differences between each case
4. Present your findings in your word document

1. Using both case studies identify and discuss historical and cultural influences on technological developments
2. Address these factors
a. Changes in social trends
b. Changes in how we work
7 H2.1 c. Technological developments and changes
d. Cultural changes

3. Compare similarities and differences between each case


4. Present your findings in your word document

1. Using both case studies identify and discuss ethical and environmental issues of each study
2. Address these factors
a. How do these issues affect society
8 H2.2 b. How do these issues affect designers

3. Compare similarities and differences between each case


4. Present your findings in your word document

1. Using both case studies identify and discuss intellectual property, and the rights and responsibilities of the designers in each
study
2. Address these factors
a. How do these issues affect sustainability
9 H2.2 b. How do these issues affect Australian society

3. Compare similarities and differences between each case


4. Present your findings in your word document

10 H3.1 1. Using both case studies identify and factors which contributed to the success of the innovation
2. Address these factors
a. Timing
b. Available and emerging technologies
c. Historical and cultural
d. Political
e. Economic

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f. Legal
g. Marketing strategies

3. Compare similarities and differences between each case


4. Present your findings in your word document
1. Using both case studies identify and discuss the roles of various agencies and the impact these may have upon the success of
innovation
11 H3.1 2. Compare similarities and differences between each case
3. Present your findings in your word document

1. Using both case studies identify and discuss the influence of entrepreneurship upon the success of each study
a. What is the nature of the entrepreneurial activity
b. Are there any legal and or ethical issues present
12 H3.1
2. Compare both the cases for similarities and differences
3. Present your findings in your word document

1. Using both case studies identify and discuss the roles creativity and the role this has played in the success of the innovation
2. What creative approaches have been taken to develop the innovation
13 H3.2 3. Have any ideas been adapted from other fields
4. Discuss how creativity has played a part in the success of each case
5. Present your work in your word document
1. Using both case studies further assess the factors impacting the success of emerging technologies for each case study
2. Address the following
1. Ecological factors
14 H6.2 2. Economic factors
3. Social factors
4. Legal implications
3. Compare similarities and differences between the cases
4. Present your findings in your word document
1. Using both case studies identify and discuss how emerging technologies impact upon innovation, the environment and society
2. Compare similarities and differences between the cases
15 H6.2 3. Present your findings in your word document
4. Finalise your word document
5. Upload it to the Assessment tab on the comparative study website
6. Retain a copy of your work
16 Commence your own case study using the format provided below

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Case Study Activities Design and Technology HSC Western Sydney High School

Template - You must follow this format for your case study document. Your document must have these sections, headings, and
subheadings.
Learning
Section Case Study heading What you need to do
Outcomes
Section 1 1.1 Factors affecting design and the development and success
of design projects Identify each of the criteria and how it is
represented in your case study.
needs Debate as to why and how these criterion
function have influenced the design and
aesthetics development of your case study / area of
ergonomics innovation
finance H1.1
work health and safety Also specifically evaluate:
appropriateness of the design solution - The appropriateness of the design
quality solution
short-term and long-term environmental consequences - Short-term and long-term
obsolescence environmental consequences
life cycle analysis - Obsolescence
- Product life cycle

Section 2 2.1 The influence of trends in society on design and production Identify current trends with reference to
your chosen innovation
Current trends
Historical and cultural influences - E.g. Social trends, the workplace,
technology and culture H2.1
Identify and acknowledge how historical
and cultural influences have impacted
your chosen area of study

Section 3 3.1 The impact of design and innovation on society and the Identify and discuss with regard to your H2.2
environment area of innovation:
Ethical issues - Ethical issues
Environmental issues - Environmental issues
Sustainability - Sustainability considerations, benefits
Intellectual property (of the innovation) from the innovation
- Which aspects of the innovation are

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Impact of Australian society intellectual property
- How does the innovation impact on
Australian society

Section 4 4.1 Factors that influence innovation and the success of Identify, discuss and evaluate factors
innovation which have contributed to the success of
your area of innovation. You should
Contributing factors to success
consider the following:
Contributing agencies for success
Entrepreneurial strategies for success - Timing
- Available and emerging technologies
- Historical and cultural
- Political
- Economic
- Legal H3.1
- Marketing strategies
Identify, discuss and evaluate agencies
which have contributed to the success of
your area of innovation. You should
consider the following:
Identify and discuss entrepreneurial
factors that have contributed to the
success of your area of innovation

Section 5 5.1 Creative and innovative approaches in designing and Discuss and evaluate the importance of
producing each factor and how it may have
contributed to the success (or failure) of
Quality
your area of innovation. H3.2
Creativity
Adaptation of ideas For example how important is quality,
creativity, or adapted ideas. Is one more
important than the other?
Section 6 6.1 The emergence and impact of new technologies, and the Discuss each of the factors and the role
factors affecting their development they may have played in the success of
Ecological factors your area of innovation.
Economic factors H6.2
Social factors
Legal implications Discuss how technology has had a role to
play in the success of your area of
6.2 Technology and its impact on innovation innovation. Provide examples.
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Section 7 7.1 References Include a reference section in APA format -

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