Product Design

Objectives:

To become a creative thinker and improve our way of life.


Year

Year 10

Term

Autumn

Spring

Summer

Unit

Unit A551

Unit A553

Unit A553

Time

14 weeks

11 weeks

13 weeks

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Developing and writing a Design Brief

Produce a detailed description of the design need using various means of communication

Extract from verbal, visual and statistical information the essential problems to be solved

Identify users for which the product is intended

Develop a design brief for a product which might involve some degree of risk taking

Research and Drawing up a specification

Identify and collect relevant data about the user(s)

Examine the intended purpose of the intended product

Identify and collect other data relevant to the product and its users

Examine the intended purpose of existing products

Improve upon the weakness of existing products

Understand the issues that expand the design brief

Detail the requirements of the product

Express the results of research and analysis in the form of a suitably detailed specification

Generation of design proposals

Generate and record the development of design proposals that are innovative and show flair and imagination

Identify, with reasons for selection/rejection, the chosen design proposal/s for prototype manufacture

Use suitable communication techniques, including ICT, to develop and model design proposals and production systems

Use modelling to check on the feasibility of design ideas

Control the development of the product for manufacture, and identify within the design proposals the resources needed for the prototype to be realised

Produce a final product specification

Make a 3D artefact in the form of a prototype product capable of evaluation

Know of evaluations against specification

Test product against self-set criteria

Know what improvements and modifications can take place

Understand how they could have improved with different equipment

Explain how the work could have used the manufacturing methods applying knowledge to works.


Year

Year 11

Term

Autumn

Spring

 

Unit

Unit A553 and Unit A552

Unit A554

 

Time

14 weeks

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11 weeks

3 weeks

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Market product

Create a sales pitch which has elements of real life testing and promotional materials

Prepare for focused controlled assessment using the iterative process to communicate a final artefact

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Preparation for exam:

Economic of Making

Energy

Health and Safety

Social, Moral and Cultural Issues

Environmental factors

Marketing and advertising

CAD and CAM

Colour theory

Understanding globalisation

New sustainable Technology

Trending aesthetics

Systems and structures

Design potential and the impact of new and emerging technologies

Ergonomics and anthropometric

Consumer law

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