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1 DT CourseworkBy D. Henwood
2 Check regularly that you are completing the things on this page
Coursework ChecklistSection√Problem and analysis (with Photos/drawings)Development: Concept ModellingConfirmation of the problem: Questionnaire or case study results.Development: Possible materialsResearch Plan: what areas do you need to research?Brief/initial SpecificationDevelopment: BrandingQuestionnaires/letters/ s etc to gather information. Analysis of this information.Development: labelling/packagingResearch: Project Specific Research, e.g.possible power sources/input or output devices/hygiene etc.Development: Final designHuman Factors/User ProfilesPlanning: Working Drawings/Cutting List/Manufacturing flowchartExisting Products/Case Studies/Materials/Summary and Conclusions from ResearchPractical:Make the Product!Final Specification using ResearchMake the Packaging!Initial ideas: sketches and notesUser testing in context(including recommended modifications)Evaluation of initial IdeasEvaluationDevelopment: variations/modificationsAdaptation for commercial production.Check regularly that you are completing the things on this page
3 Problem DT Coursework Where does Describe the problem
the problem occur?Who is affectedby the problem?What sort of thing could Idesign to solve the problem?How does theproblem affect them?DT Coursework
4 Problem Confirmation DT Coursework
This is where you show the results of your questionnaire.Graph ofyour resultsGraph ofyour resultsExplain whatthe results mean.Graph ofyour resultsGraph ofyour resultsExplain whatthe results mean.Explain how yourquestionnaire has leadyou to the conclusion thatthere is a validproblem to solve.Explain whatthe results mean.Explain whatthe results mean.DT Coursework
5 Research Plan DT Coursework Where can I find this out?
This is where you tell the examiner what it is you are going to research (it is not your actual research!) It is in three sections:Where can I find this out?What do you need to know?What I intend to do with the informationWhy do I need to know this?DT Coursework
6 User Profile DT Coursework
Write a paragraph describing the people you are expecting to want to buy your productInclude photos of your user group and their lifestyleDT Coursework
7 Existing Products DT Coursework
You need to include analysis of at least 4 existing products.Include a photo of the product and analyse it using the sheet at:R:\Design Technology\Year 10\Product AnalysisDT Coursework
8 Other Research DT Coursework Materials Manufacturing Techniques
This covers several pages and includes:MaterialsHuman FactorsManufacturing TechniquesMaterialsWhat to make it fromManufacturing TechniquesProduct-Specific ResearchHow to make itStuff you need to know about your projectHuman FactorsTo help you with this section there is a PowerPoint presentation at:(Click on the hyperlink and choose “open”)DT Coursework
9 SpecificationMake a list of at least ten things about your product that would make it a successful solution to your problem. Include:Things your product has to be able to doThings your product needs to achieve.How you product will meet the needs of the user.Explain each of your points in detail, including any necessary measurements, things you will need to find out and things your materials will have to be able to do.DT Coursework
10 Initial Ideas DT Coursework You must show the examiner
a range of initial ideas – thismeans there must be at least 9and thatthey must all be different.DT Coursework
11 Evaluation of Ideas DT Coursework
Add a cross or a tick to indicate whether you are going to develop the ideaOn this page you write a short comment on each idea saying whether you like it or not, why, and if your are considering developing it further.DT Coursework
12 Development - Variations
Take your best three ideas and (on separate pages) sketch variations, including:Changes in the shape and size of componentsFront, back, side and top viewsSuggestions on how it will fit togetherSuggestions for materials and colour schemes.DT Coursework
13 Development - Detailed Chosen Idea 1
Again, this takes several pages:1. Do a construction drawing of your chosen design – this shows all the parts drawn out to scale.2. Modelling: include photos of any models you made and add your notes on how this helped you modify your design.DT Coursework
14 Development - Detailed Chosen Idea 2
Again, this takes several pages:3. Tests and experiments: show what tests you did and how you did them.4. Use SketchUp to present your final designDT Coursework
15 Manufacturing Flowchart
You need to use a flowchart to explain how to make your product. There are different, specific symbols for each stage of the process. Some of these are shown below.TERMINATORrepresents start, restart, stop.DECISIONrepresents a choice which can lead to another pathwayPROCESSRepresents a particular instruction or actionINPUT/OUTPUTrepresents additions to or removals from the particular process.The symbols are linked together by arrows which indicate the correct sequence of events. The aim should be to make the flowchart as clear and simple as possible.This example shows how production plan for one component may look.- Always start with the correct symbol.- Show each stage in a rectangle using clear easy to follow instructions- You will need to undertake some quality checks, what will they be? Quality checks require a decision so a diamond shape is used.- You will need to build in feedback loops if something is found to be wrong. This could take you back one or several stages so that some process can be adjusted before going forward again.STOPSTARTDT Coursework
16 Commercial Production
A company would not make your product in the same way that you have done. You have made a PROTOTYPE – i.e. the first example of the product. Commercial production must be done on a larger scale in order to be profitable.On this page you need to consider whether you product would be best made using Batch or Mass production. You need to:Explain what each meansExplain which one you would useShow how you would modify your design in order that it would be more suitable for commercial production.Warning: You MUST do this page – there are lots of marks that can only be given for a completed commercial production page.DT Coursework
17 Evaluation DT Coursework
You should test your product against the original specification. Check your prototype against each of the criteria you originally listed. Was the design specification correct? Did you need to revise this as the work progressed? A simple chart might help.An evaluation should include a review of your final product using your judgement to assess its success. Asking other people’s opinions is an important part of this process. A good place to start would be to answer the following questions:- do you find the product easy to use?- does it function in the way it was intended to?- What do you think about the style of the product?- Do you like or dislike any of the features? Explain why.- Would you purchase this product and if so what would you expect to pay for such a product?What are the main advantages or disadvantages compared to similar products?Include photographs of your product being used by your target user group. Make sure you include their opinions.DT Coursework
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* ;)