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The Design Process

The Design Process is a free educational resource which will introduce your students to the design process, helping to develop their analytical skills.

A team of students using Dyson machine parts, cardboard and tape to build a prototype.

This resource has been designed to support the curriculum for Design and Technology at both Key Stage 1 and 2.

Teacher's pack

Fully-supported lesson plans

This pack contains five lesson plans and supporting worksheets. It also contains summary information which explains how the lessons relate to engineering principles across Dyson.

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Design Process box teacher's pack


Printable supporting worksheets

Download all the supporting worksheets from the teacher's pack for easy copying and distribution.


Printable lesson materials

Download the certificate template from the teacher's pack for easy printing and distribution.


Hear from Dyson engineers

Learn more about James's story and hear from Dyson engineers on the various stages of the design process and the part their jobs play in it.

"A fantastic resource which enriches the learning of young people, helps to meet learning objectives and provides an understanding of how learning in the classroom can lead to work outside of school."

Nicola Baynes

Primary School Teacher

A poster from the Design Process Box featuring a Dyson Air Multiplier fan and the words Design, Build, Test


Add some colour to your walls

These informative posters can be used to support the lessons in the pack.