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Year 10 Design Museum Trip

On Thursday 25 January, Mr Sturla, Head of Design and Technology along with Mrs White, Textiles and Victoria Baylis, TA, took Y10 Technology students to The Design Museum in Kensington.


As well as providing a wealth of inspiration, the students were able to see first hand examples of iconic products. Students also were involved in a workshop which allowed them to use product analysis to discuss the form and function of famous products. Students were then asked to design their own products focusing on form and function. Hopefully students will use this visit to inspire their future designs and improve the quality of their Controlled Assessment and knowledge and understanding for the exam.

Textiles student Gabriella Self said: "We took part in an inspiring workshop showing us exciting inventions and then we were given a chance to design some of our unusual everyday items.  We found it not only interesting but educational and inspiring.  I would personally recommend it to anyone who enjoys designing and creative thinking."

Taisei Akiyama added: "Looking at the evolution of the IPhone was interesting because you got to see what made the IPhone what it is today. There was also a chance to sit on many iconic chairs like the first chair that was ever made by a single injection moulding and

a chair made from cardboard! After spending some time looking at the exhibits, we went into a workshop. Here we looked at many unique products. Most of the designed had form over function,

meaning they looked good but the function may not work that well. We then had a chance to design

some products. By the end of the day, I learnt a lot about how products are manufactured and that designers sometimes chose to make a product look good over making them more practical, and I am looking forward to applying my new knowledge to my designs and production."