“ Studying Design Technology within the IB diploma program aims to develop internationally-minded people whose enhanced understanding of design and the technological world can facilitate our shared guardianship of the planet.”
Design Technology at IB focuses on analysis, design development, synthesis and evaluation. The creative tension between theory and practice
is what characterises design technology within the Diploma Program sciences subject group.
Design Technology requires the use of the design cycle as a tool, which provides the methodology used to structure the inquiry and analysis of problems, the development of feasible solutions, and the testing and evaluation of the solution. A solution can be defined as a model, prototype, product or system that students have developed independently.
DT achieves a high level of design literacy by enabling students to develop critical thinking and design skills, which they can apply in a practical context. While designing may take various forms, it will involve the selective application of knowledge within an ethical framework.
A well-planned design programme enables students to develop practical skills alongside strategies for creative, critical thinking.