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Design Technology Overview
Design Technology: Subject Specific Guidance
An extended essay (EE) in design technology gives students an opportunity to undertake in-depth research into:
the processes involved in the design and development of products or systems
the impact of the products or systems’ design on individuals and society.
The outcome of the research should be a coherent and structured piece of writing that effectively addresses a particular research question and arrives at a specific, and preferably personal, conclusion.
Students are expected to use a range of methods for the collection of data and the essay should use both primary and secondary sources. Absolute reliance on textbooks and the internet is discouraged: no EE in design technology should be based exclusively on such sources.
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