Intermediate Outcomes


Technological practice[1] also results in other outcomes that are referred to as intermediate outcomes[2]. These intermediate outcomes are very important in technology and technology education, as they are valuable for developing ideas, exploring, testing[4] and communicating aspects of technological outcomes[3] before they are fully realised in situ[5]. These include such things as feasibility studies, conceptual designs, models, prototypes, and so on.

Terms definitions
1. Technological practice. The incremental practices involved in creating a technological outcome: including identifying needs or opportunities, exploring, defining and developing potential outcomes, and modelling, evaluating, and testing to ensure resulting outcomes are fit for purpose. « Back to Glossary Index
2. intermediate outcomes. Technological practice also results in other outcomes that are referred to as intermediate outcomes. These intermediate outcomes are very important in technology and technology education, as they are valuable for developing ideas, exploring, testing and communicating aspects of technological outcomes before they are fully realised in situ. These include such things as feasibility studies, conceptual […]
3. technological outcomes. Products and systems developed through Technological Practice for a specific purpose. A technological outcome is evaluated in terms of its fitness for purpose, and can be described by their physical and functional nature. « Back to Glossary Index
4. testing. Testing is about confirming decisions and ensuring that the desired result is produced form and outcome or component. « Back to Glossary Index
5. in situ. A thing inside its context. For example, if you were testing a digital solution for a doctor’s surgery, you would want to observe that digital solution being used in situ, rather than in a digital lab. « Back to Glossary Index