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Design process box

Engineering, in their hands

The Design Process Box is a free resource to help teachers (non-specialists included) bring engineering into the classroom.

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

Perfect for primary schools, the Design Process Box introduces students to the design process, nurturing the analysis and problem-solving skills engineers use every day.

What's in the box?

Design engineering, uncovered

Using the Dyson Air MultiplierTM fan as an example, the Design Process Box contains a comprehensive teacher's pack, lesson plans, videos and posters to guide students through the design process. Schools loan the box for six weeks, free of charge - with delivery and collection included.

In the box

Drawing of a Dyson Air Multiplier fan

Dyson Air Multiplier™ fan

Drawing of posters

Informative posters for your classroom

Drawing of a teacher's information pack and USB

Teacher's pack and USB containing supporting videos

Teacher's pack

Fully-supported lesson plans

The teacher's pack contains five lesson plans, worksheets and supporting information, explaining how the lessons relate to design engineering at Dyson.

Background image for Design Process box teacher's pack. The page shows a Dyson vacuum cleaner and the words Design. Build. Test.
Design Process box teacher's pack. The page shows a Dyson vacuum cleaner and the words Design. Build. Test.

Worksheets and certificates

Printable lesson materials

Download all the worksheets and certificates from the teacher's pack for easy copying and distribution amongst your class.


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 classroom

Use these informative posters to support your lessons.

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