Welcome to the TAS Home page in LibraryHQ.
On this page, you will find general resources for TAS including our library books and magazines, our research databases, useful websites, news and images.
From this page you can go to topic pages under each Year tab. On these pages, you will find information catering specifically to the class topic and/or assignment.
Start your research with these databases. They are accessed via JNet so if you are outside school, you will need to login.
Innovative young designers from the 2013 Higher School Certificate Design and Technology course will exhibit their works in the annual designTECH exhibition.
InTech is an exhibition of outstanding Major Projects from Higher School Certificate Industrial Technology students.
These websites cover all areas of design and techology. For subject specific websites e.g. housing, please see the other website boxes below.
- Grand Designs (TV show)
Popular British television series hosted by Kevin McCloud following the planning, design and construction of unusual housing projects.
- Grand Designs Live (Home expo)
Based on the television programme, this is the UK's leading contemporary home show with over 500 exhibitors, across six different sections, covering interiors, gardens, home improvement, self-build, renovations, technology and shopping.
Houzz is the leading online platform for home remodeling and design, providing people with everything they need to improve their homes from start to finish - online or from a mobile device. From decorating a room to building a custom home, Houzz connects millions of homeowners, home design enthusiasts and home improvement professionals across the country and around the world.
- Huf Haus
Huf Haus is a German company that manufactures energy-efficient, prefabricated houses.
- The evolution of the Australian family home
TV program online about the changing architectural style of the Australian family home from World War 2 to the present day.
The spotter's guide to urban engineering.
Call Number: 624 BAR
Publication Date: 2011
Call Number: 671.5 GEA
Publication Date: 2011
50 Designers You Should Know
Call Number: 745.2 FIF
Publication Date: 2012
Call Number: 696 MOB
Publication Date: 2010
The non-fiction collection of the library is arranged by Dewey Decimal Classification. Books related to Design and Technology will be found in the following areas:
||Engineering and allied operations
||Agriculture and related technologies
||Manufacture for specific uses
||Civic and landscape art
||Plastic arts; sculpture
Textiles, glass, furniture, interiors,
Magazines and Newspapers
Australia Wood Review
DQ (Design Quarterly) - held by TAS Dept
Sydney Morning Herald (including Tuesday - Domain liftout for housing, Weekend edition- Spectrum section)
ClickView Player has several programmes for Design and Technology
Australian Wood Review is a leading magazine for woodworkers and includes:
- step-by-step projects
- unbiased tool reviews
- woodworker profiles
- special features
- learn about timbers
- woodworking competitions
Australian Woodsmith as a magazine that is produced for woodworkers by woodworkers. Our publication comes packed with all the tips and tricks from experts with years of experience, and includes templates, plans and projects.
WIRED is the first word on how ideas and innovation are changing the world. Each month in the magazine and every day online, our editors deliver a glimpse into the future of business, culture, innovation, and science.