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1

Which design specialisations belong to BUILT ENVIRONMENTS?

Architectural design, environmental design, interior design, landscape design and structural design.

2

Which design specialisations belong to PRODUCTS?

Accessories design, agricultural product design, fashion design, food design, industrial design and jewellery design.

3

Which design specialisations belong to INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS?

Communications system design, information systems design, promotional design, software design and digital media design.

4

Describe STRUCTURAL DESIGN.

Design projects in this specialisation could result in plans, drawings, models and structures such as bridges, shelters, enclosures for animals and play equipment. You could develop a new design for a tent, a garden pagoda or the structures for outdoor adventure training.

5

Describe FASHION DESIGN.

Design projects in this specialisation could result in clothing or the presentations used to display these designs. The fashion industry is important to the economy and as a teenager you are one of its greatest consumers. You are involved in the design of products that you can identify as fashionable. You could also have the opportunity to create a shop window, parade or other function to promote your products or other fashion design items.

6

Describe FOOD DESIGN.

Design projects in this specialisation could result in food products or food preparation systems. You could be involved in the development of diets for special purposes or the presentation of food products. A visit to a supermarket will show you that the ranger of food products continues to increase. As a student of food design, you are looking for an innovative and marketable food product.

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Describe DIGITAL MEDIA DESIGN.

Design projects in this specialisation could result in websites or on-screen presentations for the purpose of entertainment or education. Digital technologies are developing at great speed and designers in this specialisation should be aware of the emerging technologies and utilise these in their designs.

8

What does the term “eclectic” refer to?

Take ideas from many different sources.

9

Explain what is meant by the term “sweatshop”.

The term 'sweat shop' describes a workplace where workers suffer exploitation. Workers, often children, have to work extremely long hours for very little money. Their working conditions may be below standard and even dangerous to the health of the workers. often harsh discipline such as verbal and physical abuse exists in the sweat shops.

10

Define HAZARD.

Exposure to danger.

11

Define RISK ASSESSMENT.

Making judgements about potential dangers.

12

What is meant by the term “ergonomics”?

The study of the relationship between people and their working environment.

13

What is a product “recall”?

Return.