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Creative Arts: Product Design and Technology

Design Institute of Australia

The website of the Design Institute of Australia has non-member pages that give information about the design industry, careers in design, a timeline history of design in Australia from 1789 and a select bibliography of materials about Australian design. Click on the image below.

The Design Council UK

The Design Council UK provides resources for teachers and pupils. Activities and information relate to the skills of creativity, problem solving, idea generation and team working. Topics include the design process, designs into schools week, in-depth case studies & product profiles.

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The Story of Stuff

Secret Life of Flowers

The Exploratorium's Science Of Gardening examines the secret lives of flowers. Visitors click on various types of flowers to discover magnified views of their parts, reproduction, attraction to insects and animals and seeding. Click the image above to visit the site.

The Design Museum, London

The Design Museum London, displays 20th and 21st century design, architecture and fashion. The site's education section includes Verner Panton, Innovation, Memphis collective, Chairs and the Ford Motor Company design process resource packs. Click on the image below.

Australian Designers at Work

Australian designers at work is a collaborative project between the NSW Department of Education and Training and the Powerhouse Museum. It has been developed as an online resource for students and teachers of Stage 4 Technology. The six designers represent three areas of study: built environment, products and information and communication and six different design specialisations: environmental design, interior design, industrial design, jewellery design, promotional design and digital media design. Designers include fashion designers Louise Olsen, Stephen Ormandy and Liane Rossler of Dinosaur Designs, graphic designer Ray Parslow, interior designer Alison Page etc. Topics include information about the design process, evaluating success and a gallery of work.

Australian/NZ Standards for Products

D- Hub

D-Hub is an Australian design website that showcases good design in fields such as architecture, craft, digital media, fashion, graphic, industrial, engineering and landscape. It also contains news, interviews and opinions concerned with design. Click on the image below.

The Gallery of Australian Design

The Gallery of Australian Design aims to promote Australian Design. The website provides information about its exhibitions and events. The website provides links to related design websites.

The Secret Life of Things