Year 11 Product Design 2015-16
– Key Dates
Coursework final hand-in: Thursday March 24th 2016
Exam: Monday June 27th, 9am
– Exam Revision 2016
Excellent site here to help you prepare for the exam
Prezi about materials
Prezi about Smart and Modern Materials
– Year 11 Homeworks
Cycle 1 homework for year 11 Product Design
Cycle 2 homework for year 11 Product Design
Cycle 3 homework for year 11 Product Design
NEW: Coursework How-to guide
IKEA Children’s Products
Section 1 Investigation Photos
Section 2 Development Photos: Alternative link
Mr Parkinson Section 2
Mr Parkinson New Photos
Section 3 Making Photos
Section 4 Testing Photos
Year 10 Product Design
Cycle 1 homework for year 10 Product Design
Cycle 2 homework for year 10 Product Design
Cycle 3 homework for year 10 Product Design
Year 9 Product Design
Cycle 1 homework for year 9 Product Design
Cycle 2 homework for year 9 Product Design
Cycle 3 homework for year 9 Product Design
Examples of Coursework
A* Product Design 2014
Low A Example
B Grade Example
C Grade Example
2013 Question Paper + Mark Scheme
2012 Question Paper + Mark Scheme
2011 Question Paper + Mark Scheme
2010 Question Paper + Mark Scheme
Past Papers Topic and Marks Analysis
|Materials and components||13||15||13||18||14||12|
|Volume Production in School||27||25||25||17||27||24||21|
|ICT in designing and making||14||10||12||12||6||9|
|Marketing and Advertising||5||11||10||7|
laser model chair template
IKEA PACKAGING TEMPLATES
Product Design Topics
*Milk containers: bottle; plastic jug; bag
Health & Safety
*Material properties & combinations
IKEA and flat pack, knock down fittings
*Batch production in school
*Risk Assessments; second link
*Legislation: Toy Safety Act
*Bicycle safety features
Anthropometrics and ergonomics in design
ce and other symbols
ICT in manufacture
*ICT in Designing
Just in time production: revision cards
Design a child’s chair in the style of Memphis
Produce enough information for 3rd party manufacture
Materials and their sources
*Product Miles (the same principle as Food Miles)
New and Smart materials
Manufacturing in school
Templates, moulds, jigs, formers & dies
Music player design evolution
Modelling and prototyping in the design process
ICT in developing ideas
*Materials used in packaging: more materials used in packaging
*Market research;methods of market research
*Fourdrinier paper making process
*Print finishes for packaging
*Design Movements: Bauhaus, Memphis, Arts and Crafts, Art Nouveau, De Stijl
*Drawing Techniques: perspective, isometric, 3rd angle orthographic
Manufacturing Wooden Products
Block Model Prototypes (click here for alternative Evernote version)
Biomimicry (click here for alternative Evernote version)
Chair Design (click here for alternative Evernote version)
Thermochromic Ink in Products
For inspiration watch these videos:
boomerang chairinteresting chairSketchChair
ACE is a framework for analysing products. ACE stands for:
What shape is it? What does it resemble? What colour is it?
Is it beautiful? What is the theme?
Why is it that shape? Why is it that colour?
How is it made? What materials are used? Is it strong?
Are the materials cheap or expensive?
Can it be repaired? How many have been made?
Is it mass produced? Is it a one-off?
What is the level of production?
Is it comfortable?
Is it easy to use?
Can everyone use it?
Carlton Bookcase, by Ettore Sottsass, Memphis Design
Bold primary and pastel colours. Sharp, jagged shapes, with a stick man figure standing on the top. Patterns cover hard geometric shapes.
This is a one-off (like all Memphis Design), and is made from cheap materials: chipboard and MDF, covered with plastic laminate. The black triangles help support the whole structure.
Angular book-ends would damage books and triangular shapes would be fairly useless at storing books. Like a lot of Memphis design, this piece is primarily about aesthetics.
Use this link to send me your work. Please make sure it has your name on it, preferably the file name: http://www.dropitto.me/olliecollins (password: collins)
The folder is easy -
A web diagram to show how the projects he might do have been searched fro - Cover a range - home work toys leisure with typical projects in each category. For the Robot select toys and expand to investigate what might be involved;
Micro - picaxe - Arduaino - Basic Stamp. Motors driver, Motors , gear boxes, Wheels, LEDs, Body work, Plastics, Modelling, Infra red control, radio control, wire control, Intelligent robots. Object avoidance, Light seeking, line following.
End user and their needs/expectations, Safety,
From this he can create a brief. This is a description of the problem he is trying to solve. (NOTE not the solution)
From the Brief and the analysis he will know what to research, his research should be very focused on what he needs (hence the analysis), work from several sources, books, internet, magazines.
from the research he can formulate a specification. This is his solution to the brief. It should describe the functionality of the product. i.e. what it must do, perhaps what it might do as well as any safety issues.
From the specification he can produce some ideas (perhaps 10 or so) of how he can go about doing the things it says the product will do.
From the best of his ideas he can select those things that will go into the final product - the development. this includes orthographic drawings of every part he has to make. A plan for manufacture and a costings chart. and some 3D modelling.
test the product against the specification.
Evaluate the project over all highlighting good points and bad points and any issues you had and how you solved them. Try to show how you think the product could be improved with a few sketches to cover those issues.
Job done A* ;)