A detailed description of EWB Australia’s Technology Development Approach and an associated student guide is available to universities and students participating in the EWB Technology or Research Challenges.
On this page you’ll find a brief introduction to EWB Australia’s Technology Development Approach (TDA), a new approach for structuring and practicing engineering project work, education and capacity building at Engineers Without Borders Australia (EWB). It aims to present a common language for discussing solutions development, and a new, tailored, version of Human-Centred Design to specifically fit the work that EWB undertakes.
EWB Australia’s Technology Development Approach contains the following elements, which are demonstrated in the diagram.
Knowledge Sets – learn about the key knowledge sets required develop a solid foundation for effective project work
Design Process – we use a design process to frame technology development projects
Collaboration Styles – we use a participatory approach to the design of technology through a range of different collaboration styles with communities
Tools & Techniques – we use a range of different tools and techniques to enable and support our technology devlopment projects
EWB Australia acknowledges the traditional custodians of country throughout Australia and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and community. We pay our respects to them, their cultures and their land; to Elders both past and present; and to emerging leaders. We recognise that the Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people never ceded sovereignty of what we call Australia.