Design and Technology Stage 6 2e print and interactive textbook

Author: Arna Wesley, Dave Ellis, Michael McLean, Romalina Rocca, Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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The text delivered in print format.

Interactive Textbook – 2 year subscription
The online version of the student text delivers a host of interactive features to enhance the teaching and learning experience of the student text. It is accessed online through Cambridge GO using a unique 16-character code supplied with the Print Textbook.

Offline Textbook
The downloadable offline version of the student text enables students to take notes, highlight key passages, and bookmark pages. It is available from Cambridge GO using the unique 16-character code that is included with the purchase of the Print Textbook and the Interactive Textbook.

Design and Technology: Stage 6 Second Edition has been fully revised and updated to offer the most current content available for the NSW Syllabus.

  • Fully revised and updated content encourages students to explore the latest production processes, engage with both popular and emerging technologies, and examine the impact of technological activity as they produce creative design solutions.
  • New case studies – including innovations in sustainability such as non-animal meat and the Seabin project for cleaner oceans – help students place design in context, understand the design process, and explore emerging technologies.
  • Practical and theoretical activities develop students’ analytical skills in evaluation, planning and decision-making, and provide additional guidance as they prepare for their major design project.
  • This highly visual text has been written by a very experienced and creative author team who are experts in their field and across multiple business disciplines.
  • Chapter summaries and extension tasks include exam-style questions to help students fully prepare for their HSC exams.


  • Part 1: Preliminary
    • 1 Design theory and practice
    • 2 Design and production processes in domestic, community, industrial and commercial settings
    • 3 The impact of design and technology activities on the individual, society and the environment
    • 4 Investigating and experimenting with techniques
    • 5 Using design processes
    • 6 Using resources effectively and safely
    • 7 Evaluating the processes and outcomes of designing and producing
    • 8 Management techniques and tools
    • 9 Communicating ideas and solutions
    • 10 Research methods in the development and modification of design ideas
    • 11 Investigating manufacturing and production processes
    • 12 Computer-based technologies in designing and producing
  • Part 2: HSC
    • 13 The factors affecting design and the development and success of design projects
    • 14 Relating the practices and processes of designers and producers to the major design project
    • 15 The influence of trends in society on design and production
    • 16 The impact of design and innovation on society and the environment
    • 17 The factors that influence innovation and the success of innovation
    • 18 Using creative and innovative approaches in designing and producing
    • 19 Identifying a need or opportunity and exploring ideas for design development
    • 20 Selecting and using resources responsibly to realise a quality major design project
    • 21 Evaluating the processes undertaken and the impact of the major design project
    • 22 Managing the development of a quality major design project
    • 23 Selecting and using appropriate research methods and communication techniques
    • 24 Justifying activities undertaken in the major design project through the study of industrial and commercial practices
    • 25 The emergence and impact of new technologies, and the factors affecting their development
More Information
Year Level Year 11, Year 12
Edition 2nd
Date of Publication 10 August 2020
ISBN 9781108869300
Subject Design & Technology, Technology
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