Outcome Chart - British Columbia - Applied Design, Skills and Technologies 6-7

Curricular Competencies

Applied Design

Understanding Context

  • Empathize with potential users to find issues and uncover needs and potential design opportunities


  • Choose a design opportunity
  • Identify key features or potential users and their requirements
  • Identify criteria for success and any constraints


  • Generate potential ideas and add to others’ ideas
  • Screen ideas against criteria and constraints
  • Evaluate personal, social, and environmental impacts and ethical considerations
  • Choose an idea to pursue


  • Identify and use appropriate tools, technologies, and materials for production
  • Make a plan for production that includes key stages, and carry it out, making changes as needed
  • Use materials in ways that minimize waste


  • Decide on how and with whom to share their product
  • Demonstrate their product and describe their process, using appropriate terminology and providing reasons for their selected solution and modifications
  • Evaluate their product against their criteria and explain how it contributes to the individual, family, community, and/or environment
  • Reflect on their design thinking and processes, and evaluate their ability to work effectively both as individuals and collaboratively in
  • a group, including their ability to share and maintain an efficient co-operative work space
  • Identify new design issues

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Applied Skills

  • Demonstrate an awareness of precautionary and emergency safety procedures in both physical and digital environments
  • Identify and evaluate the skills and skill levels needed, individually or as a group, in relation to a specific task, and develop them as needed

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Applied Technologies

  • Select, and as needed learn about, appropriate tools and technologies to extend their capability to complete a task
  • Identify the personal, social, and environmental impacts, including unintended negative consequences, of the choices they make about technology use
  • Identify how the land, natural resources, and culture influence the development and use of tools and technologies

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Digital Literacy

Internet safety

  • digital self-image, citizenship, relationships, and communication
  • legal and ethical considerations, including creative credit and copyright, and cyberbullying
  • search techniques, how search results are selected and ranked, and criteria for evaluating search results

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Food Studies

  • factors in ingredient use, including balanced eating/nutrition, function, and dietary restrictions
  • factors that influence food choices, including cost, availability, and family and cultural influences

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Media Arts

  • digital and non-digital media, and their distinguishing characteristics and uses
  • techniques for using images, sounds, and text to communicate information, settings, ideas, and story structure
  • media technologies and techniques to capture, edit, and manipulate images, sounds, and text for specific purposes
  • influences of digital media for the purpose of communication and self-expression

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