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Design for Humanity

Field Ready is a humanitarian engineering organisation that uses rapid prototyping and on the ground design to aid communities in need.

They aim to provide appropriate customised solutions and education to combat local problems and avoid the majority of aid costs by obtaining materials and manufacturing at the local level.

Students will undertake a problem scenario modeled on real a world context. They will collaborate in teams to envisage, design and manufacture an engineered solution for a community in need.

Industry Partners
Suitable for

Years 7-10 + VCAL

Duration

6x 50min lessons and 2x full days at GTS

Student outcomes

Students will:

  • Interpret the design brief/challenge
  • Investigate engineering in a humanitarian context
  • Define and document a problem
  • Examine and analyse appropriate solutions
  • Ideate, brainstorm, define and map a solution proposal
  • Gain and extend Computer Aided Design and prototyping skills
  • Prototype and test solution

Curriculum Focus

  • Science
  • Geography
  • Mathematics
  • Digital Technologies
  • Design & Technologies

Program Overview

The project brief
Module 1
1 x 50 min
Appropriate technologies: designing for aid
Module 2
2 x 50 min
Problem analysis & definition
Module 3
2 x 50 min
Ideation & initial concepts
Module 4
2 x 50 min
Metric mapping & analysis
Module 5
1 x 50 min
Detailed design: prototype preparation
Module 6
2 x 50 min
Design intensive & prototyping
Module 7
Full Day
Prototype assessment & presentation
Module 8
Full Day
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