Desk Tidy Design Project

Year 10 D&T students were tasked with a design brief to create a Design Movement-inspired desk tidy, that could easily be recognised from that era.

Students were asked to research and present their individual movement to the class and were given the freedom to choose a particular design era. Over the course of five lessons, the girls worked independently to design and draw up their work using computer-aided design (CAD) to laser cut, and then fabricate their design using only the strip heater for equipment.

Whilst developing knowledge of and inspiration from past designers, the girls were also able to learn evaluative skills as well as the more practical skills around the use of PPE, liquid solvent cement and the use of CAD.

Impressive work from the students, using vibrant colours, a range of materials, and applying their design principles to create unique designs.