The use of graphics as an introduction to design and technology Whilst research has shown that autobiographical writings and scrapbooks are a useful technique to use with refugee children,this would not be a typical design and technology activity. However,a similar type of exercise could be achieved through the use of graphics. This would be a useful approach in terms of making the resource equally accessible to pupils of all nationalities and is also appropriate with regard to the development of basic skills in design and technology. ... As such,skills developed in this introduction to the subject would be of great use at later stages in the pupils’ work in Design and Technology.