Design

This course aspires to develop creative problem-solvers who are able to respond critically and resourcefully to the demands of an increasingly technological society and to appreciate the importance of technology for life, society and the environment.

Design is the link between innovation and creativity, taking thoughts and exploring the possibilities and constraints associated with products or systems, allowing them to redefine and manage the generation of further thought through prototyping, experimentation and adaption.

MYP design challenges all students to apply practical and creative thinking skills to solve design problems, encourages students to explore the role of design in both historical and contemporary contexts, and raises students’ awareness of their responsibilities when making design decisions and taking action.

At the core is the Design Cycle where students consider the process of investigation, design, planning, creation and evaluation.

Digital design courses use the Design Cycle to solve problems through the use of computer system. The study of digital design equips students to create computer-generated digital products/solutions to solve a problem and meet a perceived need. Two-dimensional (2D) tangible solutions created using computer-aided manufacturing techniques are typically the result of a digital design course. Distinct digital design courses include web design, interactive media design, programming and control, and similar subject areas.