This two-year standard-level course aims to develop internationally-minded people whose enhanced understanding of design and the technological world can facilitate our shared guardianship of the planet and create a better world. Inquiry and problem-solving are at the heart of the subject. DP design technology will use 3D computer modeling to develop solutions to community and world problems using the design cycle as a guiding tool. We will also transform 3D computer solutions into real life objects using 3D printing and explore different construction materials and machinery that move ideas beyond simple prototyping. Students will improve both their critical-thinking and design skills, which they can apply in a practical real world context. Students who are pursuing the IB Diploma and other 11th and 12th grade students who want to challenge themselves to individual Diploma Programme courses are welcome to take this class.
- Teacher: David Weeks