Pumpkin Interactive produce high quality educational resources for secondary schools. Our DVD resources are tailor-made to meet the requirements of all the UK’s main awarding bodies. In fact many of our teaching resources are now either endorsed or recommended by all the major exam boards, including OCREdexcelAQA and WJEC

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Pumpkin Interactive specialise in producing high quality, specification-relevant Design and Technology DVDs for secondary schools and colleges. We provide resources for Product Design, Resistant Materials, Graphics and Textiles courses and cover some of the hottest topics in D&T - the 6Rs, smart materials, and sustainability.

All our teaching resources are developed with the help of expert Design and Technology teacher consultants. We work closely with subject associations like the Design and Technology Association and with awarding bodies. In fact many of our D&T titles are now either endorsedor recommended by all the major UK exam boards, including AQA, Edexcel, OCR and WJEC.

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Designing for the User: Inclusive Design for Graphics & Resistant Materials

Designing for the User: Inclusive Design for Graphics & R...

Learn how to create products that meet user need and are inclusive. Designers explain how they: research their market; consider the values and needs of their users and work with ergonomic and anthropometric data. The resource also explores how designers are responding to the challenges of demographic change and inclusive design. It provides exampl...

32 mins

£45.00

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Designing with Recycled Materials

Designing with Recycled Materials

This resource looks at why and how specific plastics are recycled, regenerated and tested to fulfil the required characteristics for modern sustainable products. Includes: a chair made from Sony Playstations and washing machines that use parts made from recycled fridge plastic. The DVD also shows how new technology is used to process and convert ...

33 mins

£40.00

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HE/FE Network Licence

HE/FE Network Licence

All our titles are available with a full site licence for FE and HE Institutions. If you are an HE or FE Institution and would like to use any of our titles on your network there is a one off payment of £20 per title for a lifetime licence. Please add this product to your order to purchase a site licence.  You will need to buy a site licence for each of the titles you are purchasing.  Please adjust the quantit...


£20.00

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How Alessi, Postmodernism and Memphis Changed the World

How Alessi, Postmodernism and Memphis Changed the World

A guide through the sometimes diverse ideas, designs and innovations that developed during the postmodern era. Includes footage filmed at the Alessi factory and museum and other Milan design houses, and interviews with Alberto Alessi himself, Memphis designer, George Sowden and postmodern architect and designer, Mendi...

35 mins

£49.00

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Industrial Design and Testing: Designing for Innovation and Safety

Industrial Design and Testing: Designing for Innovation a...

A fantastic way to bring real and relevant industrial design into the classroom illustrating some of the considerations designers have to take into account. Footage of physical and virtual tests, filmed at Volvo’s crash testing facility, will provide an excellent starting point for students when testing, evaluating and modifying their own designs. ...

25 mins

£40.00

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Product Design & Mass Manufacture: Design Optimization

Product Design & Mass Manufacture: Design Optimization

Explains the design process within one easy context, from client brief to finished product. It shows how designers; work to budget, meet consumer needs, research existing products and use primary and secondary data. It explores the role of aesthetics and function, the importance of ergonomics and anthropometrics and the benefits of using CAD/CAM ...

25 mins

£40.00

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Product Design, Testing and Modification: Trunki

Product Design, Testing and Modification: Trunki

Designing products that meet rigorous safety standards is an increasingly important skill – especially when it comes to products used by children. Trunki, the child’s pull along suitcase, may have failed the BBC Dragon’s Den test, but thanks to further testing and modification it’s now taking the world by storm. We film with the product designer...

25 mins

£40.00

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Smart Graphic Products

Smart Graphic Products

This DVD examines the properties, characteristics and applications of some of the smart materials used in the graphics industry. Case studies include labels and packaging that use thermochromic inks, emergency and safety signage that incorporate phosphorescent and fluorescent paints and inks, and photochromic dyes that are used ...

30 mins

£49.00

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Smart Resistant Materials

Smart Resistant Materials

With extraordinary access to the latest research and development, this resource explores cutting edge smart materials finding out how they are made, how they work and what their potential applications are both now and in the future. Case studies include; shape memory alloys and thermochromatic plastics, as well as QTC and how it...

35 mins

£49.00

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Sustainable Design (Volvo): Life Cycle Assessment

Sustainable Design (Volvo): Life Cycle Assessment

This programme provides a thorough insight into how industry is adapting its design and manufacturing methods to consider social, moral and ethical implications. It demonstrates how Volvo are: eliminating emissions, reducing energy consumption and minimising waste to reduce the carbon footprint of their cars during manufacture, use and at “end of...

26 mins

£40.00

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