Educator’s Resource Kit

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How Designers Work is our classroom resource developed to support secondary school design teachers and their students. It explores the practices and processes used by designers in the industry.

Through a selection of written profiles and online presentations, students are introduced to both Australian and international designers from the fields of communication, environmental and industrial design, and learn about their approaches to the design process.

Created for teachers of Years 10-12 Visual Communication studies, How Designers Work responds specifically to VCE Visual Communication Design – Unit 3, Outcome 2: Design Industry Practice – but can be used in a multitude of other ways.

Key concepts from the study design are linked to designers stories presented in the digital resource. Extended interviews with selected designer are presented as informative profiles. These are accompanied by inspiring visual, written and audio materials that address relevant key skills and knowledge, together with suggested classroom tasks and assessment for the classroom.

Access to the Ideas on Design platform allows students and teachers to view full presentations from past agIdeas International Design Forum designers.

The digital resource includes:

• Comprehensive teacher’s notes linking outcome requirements to resource content.
• A selection of detailed designer stories accompanied by visual examples of their work.
• Membership access to full presentations of selected agIdeas speakers, via the Ideas On Design platform.