DT Applied

Supported by:


Accenture logo AWS logo Commonwealth Bank logo Telstra logo

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DT Applied provides school teachers with resources to support the teaching of industry-relevant DT skills and dispositions, and information for students about the breadth of career opportunities in the technology sector.

In collaboration with Accenture, AWS, Commonwealth Bank, and Telstra we have developed resources to address four key applied technology skills that are in demand in the workplace, and that are requirements of the Australian Curriculum: Digital Technologies for students.

Four classroom activities will be released over 2022 and 2023. These will include online and unplugged components covering the following topics:

  • Design Thinking
  • User Interfaces/User Experience (UI/UX)
  • Data Analytics
  • Cloud Computing


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Design Thinking Mix-in

The first DT Applied Challenge introduces Design Thinking, a set of techniques and processes for solving problems. It introduces key design thinking concepts, including ideation, failing fast, prototyping, user testing and evaluation, and iteration, as well as the skills and dispositions students need to be great design thinkers, such as empathy, open-mindedness, and resilience to failure.

Thanks to our partners all DT Applied resources are free for Australian students.

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UI/UX Design

The second DT Applied Challenge introduces UX/UI Design, the process of prototyping, designing, and creating your own mobile interfaces. It introduces some of the key basics of design, including understanding the user, prototyping with wireframes, and putting good design principles into practice to build your own digital interfaces.

Thanks to our partners all DT Applied resources are free for Australian students.

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Data Analytics

COMING SOON- end of March

Thanks to our partners all DT Applied resources are free for Australian students.

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Cloud Computing

COMING SOON- end of June

Thanks to our partners all DT Applied resources are free for Australian students.

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DT Applied classroom resources

Design Thinking Mix-in

Poster - Empathy


Poster - Brainstorming rules.


Poster - Design Thinking


Poster - Feedback


Card deck - Scenario cards - use these cards as a class activity to prompt discussion and exploration of common group work problems.


Card deck - Group Role and Responsibility cards - use the cards to assist group work by assigning tasks to students working together on projects.


Teacher Workbook - includes information on design thinking, lesson plans, curriculum links, online resource links and a glossary.


UX/UI Design

Wireframe Template: Phone and Tablet - Unplugged resource for design


Mobile App UI Builder - Unplugged resource for UI building and design.


Suggested Online Resources - DT Applied: UX/UI Design


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