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New and Emerging Technologies

New Tech

A unique insight into New and Emerging Technologies and their potential to impact on our lives. This well researched and thoughtfully written resource makes use of YouTube video clips to engage students and fill in the gaps left by the standard textbooks.

This online title is part of the Focus Design Technology online resource pack.

Focus DT Resource Pack: 1 year site licence: £99.95
Topics in the Industry section new technology drones
  • the nature of employment
  • biometrics
  • drones
  • virtual and augmented reality
  • disruptive technology
  • revision quiz
Topics in the People, Culture & Society section new technology for the elderly
  • changes in the workplace
  • fashion
  • privacy & ethics
  • technology push and market pull
  • cultural differences,faiths and beliefs
  • design for the disabled and elderly
Topics in the Systems & Production section new technology virtual marketing
  • scale of production
  • computer aided design
  • computer aided manufacture
  • computer integrated manufacturing
  • just in time
  • flexible manufacturing
  • systems
  • lean manufacturing
  • standard components
  • quality management
  • revision quiz
Topics in the Enterprise section new technology virtual marketing
  • what is enterprise?
  • cooperatives
  • crowd funding
  • government grants
  • not-for-profit organisations
  • fairtrade
  • virtual marketing and retail
  • revision quiz
Topics in the Environment & Sustainability section
  • what is sustainability?
  • linear and circular economies
  • life cycle assessment
  • cradle-to-cradle
  • six Rs of sustainability
  • finite and non-finite resources
  • pollution and waste disposal
  • transportation of goods
  • planned and perceived obsolescence
  • revision quiz
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