Shape 2017 is a showcase of year 12 student work from the syllabus areas concerned with design and technology – Design and Technology / Textiles and Design / Industrial Technology. This year MAAS has 38 fine examples on show from around New South Wales.
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Shirley Martin was a female industrial designer based in Sydney who had a long and illustrious career as a post-WWII Australian textile and ceramic designer. She is best known for designing the 1956 Melbourne Olympic Games towel, but there is much more to her remarkable design industry success story.
A display celebrating the 50th anniversary of Choice is now on show in the Success and innovation gallery. The display tells the story of the impact Choice has made in improving standards and product safety, and in consumer advocacy and campaigning.
Good designs are often as fascinating in their finished form as the many hidden challenges that are met in realising them. But which designs actually leave the designer fascinated, wanting to use it as a learning experience to discover more about the people who interact with it?