Design Day was held on the Thursday of Week 7 with Design Technology (DT)students collaborating and learning from people within the design industry. The purpose of this day was to expose us to the possibilities of the design industry and its varied pathways. We were able to work with real world situations, experience working with design professionals and forge connections between abstract concepts and tangible examples.
During the day, in a variety of workshops, we collaborated with designers from various professions including interior design, the 3D printing industry, graphic design, architecture and more. With longer workshop sessions, compared to last year, we were treated to a more 'hands on' type experience.
Whilst lessons in DT have helped us develop our designing and thinking skills, being able to work with industry professionals who use Design in real life, enabled us to picture exactly how the things we are learning today can be used tomorrow.
The designers all started off with a brief description of themselves and how they apply design to the work they are presently engaged in. Following the introduction, our tasks were varied, with some designers challenging us to try out what they do procuring an activity related to their jobs and provide an experience that allowed us to view the subject through the eyes of professionals.
Overall, it was definitely a fun and enjoyable day. I wish to extend my gratitude to Mrs Gelder for her exceptional organisation of this engaging and helpful event. I would also like to thank all the Designers who took a day from their normal activities and did something completely out of their comfort zone as well!
…Article written by Henry Wang, Year 10