NISC will be presenting DT (design technology) as an MYP subject in the year 2013 - 2014. The problem is that they need a DT lab build fast because they currently do not have one


My task is to create my own DT lab design using Goggle Sketchup


The DT lab is ment for all the MYP students and my DT lab design will be shown to the the following target audience

Architectural firms

Hardware store

Building companies


My final product will be presented by three classmates, who wo will represent the three target group for testing and the testing will be form in a checklist and to seek feedback

Testing group




Hwan Jin

The checklist will link with the design specifications and the tester will be rating it as.

  • Dissatisfy
  • Satisfy
  • Good
  • Very good
  • Bad

The feedback will also include

  • A few suggestion to improve the product
  • Some comments on area of strengths
  • Comments about the skills of using Google Sketchup
  • Comments about the use of space and layout

Design Specification

The artifact must have:

  • precise, correct and accurate room dimensions based on the existing building structures
  • 4 emergency exits
  • 2 main entry points
  • very good ventilation
  • maximum natural light
  • ability to function in the event of a power failure
  • place for washing hands
  • emergency shower
  • eye washing
  • two first aid stations
  • 1 firehouse and 2 fire extinguishers
  • a place for students to store bags, personal items and project that they are working on
  • truck loading bay
  • a display area
  • space for 25 students
  • tools/machinery and materials for for class tasks that include (a) furniture making (wood) (b) toys for kids (wood) (c) producing a letterbox (sheet metal) and (d) key fob making (acrylic)
  • storage place for wood, metal, paint and acrylic
  • tool storage
  • safety equipment and safety equipment storage


I want to get a better understanding of CAD, layout and classroom design, i went through a few websites and tried to use this website so i can try to create my own classroom design

And to have a bit more of an idea of the layouts and the designs, i went to these following links

This link is telling most the things that is needed and some are essential for the DT lab design im gonna do, this also helps guide you to planning and creating your own DT lab with great examples and explanation why it is essential which i find very useful.

This website helps your increase your knowledge of DT lab design, i played a bit of this and found that it can teach you a lot because every revision you take in the website it teach you something that is vital when you start creating your DT lab for example, It teach you which material is important and recommend places where it should be put. <-DT lab design <-Main page

I find this website one of the second least useful out of all the websites that i found but this teaching you the components of what should be included in DT lab design but it tells you a more in depth information which most of them are not really necessary but it can help you and give you more knowledge of the components.

This is a forum that gives you an example of a DT lab which can come into great use for me because it can give me an idea of what i should implement in my design, when you go to the forum, click on the first link to download the design. (You need to have Sketch up installed in your computer)

Here are some pictures of the creators design: