Design and Technology: 11-14 years

Welcome to the PaperWorks Design & Technology for Cardboard Packaging unit, a graphics-based resource for 11 to 14 year olds.

The resource challenges young people to respond to a realistic packaging design brief, by creating a logo and brand, then designing a packaging solution based on the ‘shelf-ready packaging’ (SRP) requirements that are now commonly specified by customers of the cardboard packaging industry.

There are four different briefs so you can adapt the resource to the varying needs of your class. Students can work individually, in pairs or small teams and we expect the project to take three or four lessons, but you can adapt it as you see fit to meet your own needs.

During their work, students reflect on the aesthetic, economic and environmental values of cardboard packaging, create and assess prototypes and use hand drawing, Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Computer Aided Manufacture (CAM) systems to model their ideas.

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