Examining the lifetime of products in IB Design Technology

Design Technology in the IB program is the science dealing with the sustainability of photo1products and manufacturing. The students study the impact of materials, the methods of reducing waste, and lowering energy use and the impact of globalization.

One of the topics is  ensuring the lifetime of products is extended and in these photos the students were measuring teachers and students to estimate the sizes required for an adjustable product to accommodate the 5-95th percentile of our High School 16-year old to adult population.

By Angie Slann, High School Design Technology teacher