What workplace skills does design and technology develop?
Collaboration: Working with others is essential in many roles. If you’re a research scientist you’ll often be part of a team working on the same piece of research. Or if you take a job as a software engineer you’ll usually be part of a larger team creating a new computer programme.
Methodical thinking: Whether you’re designing a dress as a fashion designer or creating plans for a new home as an interior designer, you need to approach it methodically. This is important in many jobs outside of design though. You could be a police officer following the evidence to help solve a crime. Or you might be a journalist piecing together
facts for a story.
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Critical evaluation: It’s important to be able to assess and evaluate work and situations in a number of jobs. You might be an economist who’s evaluating the economic performance of a particular sector or country. Or you might be working as an automotive engineer and looking for ways to improve the design of a new vehicle.