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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