The SOPHISTICATED phase of technacy development is identified by "the project's" high degree of complexity, high risk/high return scenario and/or expecting success at an extreme scale of application.
The COMPETENT phase of technacy development is identified by contextually relevant codified skills and knowledge. Codified skills are demonstrated through Institutional (formal), or cultural (peer reviewed) credentials, relevant to the project brief and its specific context of application.
The EMERGENT phase of technacy development presents an early, developing or novice level of simple and tangible technology project activity. The learner encounters an aspect of at least one essential Technology Type or context of application that is novel to them.