Reinvigorating the old? Nah, change is WAY better!!

We all have those topics/units that run year to year and dont change. We feel comfortable in teaching them- we are experts in their content. But seriously, after teaching year 8 “satin boxer-shorts” for the hundredth time, the thought of another elastic casing almost made me wanna vomit. AS a staff we discussed ways to adapt and modify the unit . . . but, in the end the WHOLE LOT got a re-write! 

So, the NEW design situation and brief reads:

Design Situation-

You are a designer working for an accessory company and have been asked to design a new range of tech-bags that hold and protect a range of technological devices and hardware.

Design Brief-

Design and produce a laptop bag that employs natural textile materials including plant

and animal fibres in its construction and decoration that could be included in this range.  

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Programming this unit has been an enjoyable collaborative process with staff in the English faculty teaching TAS staff hand felting processes and experienced textiles teachers showing me BETTER ways of finishing the project and sharing resources.

The unit runs under the ANIMAL PRODUCTION context area, and uses TEXTILES TECHNOLOGIES to produce a laptop sleeve. The unit has a digital “TEXT” that will eventually run through itunesU when ipads flow through next year.

I have attached the PROGRAM, BOOKLET, TEXT and ASSESSMENT . . . would love your feedback or any other resources that you think could be added!!

FIBRESMAKEFABRIC_BOOK

FIBRESMAKEFABRIC_PROG_2013

FIBRESMAKEFABRIC_TEXT

FELTING_ASSESSMENT

LAPTOP SLEEVE PATTERN APPROPRIATED FROM:

http://thecottagehome.blogspot.com.au/2010/10/laptop-kindle-i-pad-sleeve-tutorial.html

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2 thoughts on “Reinvigorating the old? Nah, change is WAY better!!

  1. Leanne Mclean says:

    This looks fantastic, I agree that sometimes we can’t re invent we have to rewrite. Great job. I will more closely at the program and give more meaningful feedback tomorrow.

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