What is Design?

These fabulous resources are used to introduce students to design. These resources are ideal for ks3 students, especially year 7 & 8.

The aim of the lesson is to introduce students to design, identify the design process and encourage students to design a t-shirt for a specific target audience.

The resources include:

1. A PPT: "What is Design?"
2. A sheet required for the starter activity
3. The design Worksheet
4. The ‘Star Designer’ Certificate pdf
5. Target Audience Guidance sheet provided to each group

Students are provided with a specific target audience. Each group is provided with a sheet which tells them the gender, age, interests and colours need to meet the clients needs.

Students need to follow this and create a t-shirt design which meets their design specification.

Students really enjoy using their creative skills in this lesson.



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  • An-introduction-to-design-1.ppt
  • Starter-Activity-Pencils---What-is-Design_.pdf
  • Star-Designer.pdf
  • design-task-handout.pdf
  • Target-Audience.pdf

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Created: Apr 25, 2015

Updated: Jul 17, 2019


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