Technologies around us are both constantly evolving and changing the environment and our daily lives. Design and Technology aims to develop contemporary technological skills, capacities to adapt to rapid change, collaboration, and the expression of creative ideas. Students achieve these outcomes through six meaningful design projects over two years. The design projects for Year 9 include Fabric Magazine & Perfume Giveaway, Shipping Container Studios and Surfing Hand Planes. These design projects are related to real-life contexts and provide a rich setting for the class to develop holistic solutions and to discover underlying principles for quality design applications.