In Design and Technologies, students use design thinking and technologies to generate and produce designed solutions.
In Digital Technologies, students use computational thinking and information systems to analyse, design and develop digital solutions.
Our Digital Technologies Curriculum engages our students to think in 3 different ways
COMPUTATIONAL THINKING describes a set of processes and approaches that can be used to solve a problem. This problem-solving process involves a number of characteristics. These include decomposition, pattern recognition, algorithmic thinking and abstraction.
SYSTEMS THINKING is a process that involves understanding that problems can be solved or ideas generated by considering something as a system. It is about considering the bigger picture. A system is an organised group of related objects or components that form a whole. A system can include objects, people, places or events.
DESIGN THINKING is a process that promotes rapid thinking and thinking of alternative solutions to problems. It places a focus on the audience or user for whom you are designing a solution for.
There are number of stages that guide design thinking. These may include
- Empathise / immersion
- Define / Synthesise