Innovative Design

Facilitated

Dates

Monday – Friday | 10am & 12.30pm

Primary/Secondary
Secondary
Curriculum
Technologies
Humanities and Social Sciences
Information and communication technology capability
Year Level
Year 7 – 10
Duration
90 Minutes
Cost

$240 per group (up to 32 students)

How can design and creative thinking be used to solve real-world problems?

In the Rio Tinto Innovations Gallery, students will examine Western Australian inventions and discover how resourcefulness has empowered individuals to make change.

In groups, they will then apply design-thinking methodologies to solve their own complex problem, discovering that useful solutions are often simpler than they appear.

Student experience

Students will:

  • Explore examples innovative design in the Rio Tinto Innovations Gallery
  • Work in teams to design a solution to a real-world problem
  • Look at case studies of significant Western Australian innovations

Skills development

This program links to the following strands of the Western Australian Curriculum:

Year 7

Digital technologies / Design and technologies

  • Define and break down a given task, identifying the purpose (WATPPS39)
  • Design, develop, review and communicate design ideas, plans and processes within a given context, using a range of techniques, appropriate technical terms and technology (WATPPS41)
Year 8

Digital technologies / Design and technologies

  • Design, develop, evaluate and communicate alternative solutions, using appropriate technical terms and technology (WATPPS49)
  • Consider components/resources to develop solutions, identifying constraints (WATPPS48)
Year 9

Digital technologies / Design and technologies

Year 10

Digital technologies / Design and technologies