This Slide provides the definition of the essential elements that togther make up a coherent form or genre of technology.
- Purpose and Context (or setting, or location conditions in which the design is to succeed and which serves to critique "appropriateness")
- Tool Systems, including equipment, devices, instruments and software tools and devices.
- Materials, including physical or resistant materials, food ingredients, fabric and fibre, software data and file types, anything that is being 'shaped, transformed, altered, positioned, moved, covered, arranged, managed'.
- Agency, all encompassing of the values, knowledge, skills, techniques, organisation, method, and socio-cultural influences that together or in part is embodied or is an extension of the agent.