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Series: Design and Technology


Beyond the Nuclear Family

Beyond the Nuclear Family

This programme looks at the changing roles, structure and functions of the family throughout time. What does it mean to belong to a 'family'? The programme represents a historical view of the family style throughout history and what society...Show More
Building Bridges: The Physics of Construction

Building Bridges: The Physics of Construction

This program explores how bridges are made, with a focus on the physics used in design and construction. The elements of bridge building are explored step by step, from conception to completion - including factors such as materials used and how...Show More
CAD-CAM in Industry and Schools

CAD-CAM in Industry and Schools

This programme looks at various applications of CAD-CAM technology in schools and industries. Filmed in Britain, it includes footage and interviews from a major international bearing manufacturer, AESSEAL, and the engineering faculty of...Show More
CAD-CAM In The Classroom

CAD-CAM In The Classroom

The program shows how CAD-CAM works as an educational tool and then illustrates how one student was motivated to create and then successfully realise his dream.
Ceramics and Glasses

Ceramics and Glasses

This programme looks at the process of producing both ceramics and glass, typical uses and the advantages and disadvantages of both these materials.
Choosing Sustainable Materials

Choosing Sustainable Materials

Consumer pressure and new legislation mean designers and architects are increasingly being asked to use materials from a sustainable source. We talk to one of the world's leading architects who shows us around the UK's first zero carbon housing...Show More
Circuits

Circuits

This programme presents both the theory of electric circuits and basic practical methods of managing circuits safely. The benefits and dangers of ground circuits are illustrated, together with safety devices such as fuses and ground fault...Show More
Composites: Properties, Processing and Uses

Composites: Properties, Processing and Uses

This is an excellent introduction to the world of composite materials and their uses. We look at: - Raw materials: main sources world-wide - Primary production: converting raw materials into useful materials - Classification of composites -...Show More
Control Systems in Design and Technology

Control Systems in Design and Technology

For many years people have developed and used tools controlled directly by people, control systems have been around for hundreds of years before computers were invented. Currently we are experiencing a challenging period of time where computer...Show More
Cutting Metal: Methods Used During Manufacturing of Products

Cutting Metal: Methods Used During Manufacturing of Products

This programme considers a wide range of methods currently in use in industry. The following processes are featured and include some excellent footage of these processes together with relevant explanations: * CNC Oxy cutting * Circular saw * CNC...Show More
Defining the Problem

Defining the Problem

Agricultural processes have a large-scale impact on natural resources and ecosystems and many businesses are turning to technology to help. This video introduces some issues that agricultural technologies aim to address, including water scarcity,...Show More
Design and the Environment

Design and the Environment

The way in which products are made and the effects of the manufacturing process on the environment around them are fast becoming the most important considerations when a product or service is designed. A range of factors including global...Show More
Design for Sustainability

Design for Sustainability

Sustainable design is the art of designing physical objects to comply with the principles of economic, social and ecological sustainability. It ranges from the microcosm of designing small objects for everyday use, through to the macrocosm of...Show More
Design: A Team Approach

Design: A Team Approach

We often think of design as a solo process, with one visionary chipping away at a project to create a masterpiece, but usually reality couldn't be further from the truth. Design projects often require a group effort with each team member...Show More
Design: The Elements

Design: The Elements

The elements of design are the components that are used to create a complete design. This interesting programme presents a basic overview of the elements of design including: line - vertical, horizontal, diagonal and curved; shape - symmetrical...Show More
Designer Case Studies: Architecture, Crafts and Industrial Design

Designer Case Studies: Architecture, Crafts and Industrial Design

Broken into three distinct sections – Architectural Design, Craft Design, and Industrial Design – this programme explores the work of three vastly different designers. In ‘Architectural Design’ we talk to Aaron Wallis and Wade Trevaen...Show More
Designers at Work

Designers at Work

Design is a fundamental way in which we express ourselves. And the designer is involved in every stage of the process, from the initial idea, to production and testing, and to eventual use. A perfect resource for design and engineering audiences...Show More
Designing Engineered Solutions

Designing Engineered Solutions

Engineers can face many design challenges when undertaking a project. Identifying problems is the crucial first step in the process of designing solutions. This video looks at some unique challenges and the approaches that real-world companies...Show More
Designing for the User: Inclusive Design

Designing for the User: Inclusive Design

Learn how to create products that meet user need and are inclusive. Designers explain how they determine their market, consider values and needs, use ergonomic and anthropometric data and respond to challenges of demographic change and inclusive...Show More
Designing on Screen

Designing on Screen

Design is a wide ranging discipline that encompasses art, engineering, communications, web design, graphic design and many other areas. The use of information and communications technology can assist graphic designers throughout the design...Show More
Designing with Recycled Materials

Designing with Recycled Materials

This resource looks at why and how specific plastics are recycled, regenerated and tested to fulfil the required characteristics for modern sustainable products. Includes: a chair made from Sony Playstations and washing machines that use parts...Show More
Developing a Design Brief

Developing a Design Brief

This Australian-made, curriculum fit program introduces the design process so that students will be able to design, produce and evaluate quality solutions that respond to identified opportunities and needs. Through case studies of two new...Show More
Developing Technological Solutions

Developing Technological Solutions

Before agricultural technologies can be adopted by businesses, they need to be thoroughly tested and evaluated. This video looks at the techniques and systems researchers use to collect and evaluate data, such as internet-connected sensors and...Show More
Electric Current, Voltage and Circuits

Electric Current, Voltage and Circuits

The program introduces electric current and voltage and measures these in series and parallel circuits. An experiment to measure resistance is demonstrated and results are shown graphically. Resistance is introduced and calculated from the...Show More
Electrical Circuits

Electrical Circuits

We use electrical circuits every day. In the home, the car, at work and school – they are a vital part of our lives. This program covers the basics of electrical circuits in detail. It looks at various components of a circut; voltage, current,...Show More