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D.T. Ideas. 6 important things to remember about D&T 1.User – who are you making it for? 2.Purpose – what is it for? 3.Design – have design decisions.

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1 D.T. Ideas

2 6 important things to remember about D&T 1.User – who are you making it for? 2.Purpose – what is it for? 3.Design – have design decisions been made? 4.Work/Function – Does it work? Can you use it? 5.Innovative – have you used some original thought and design your product? 6.Authentic – is it real or a gimmick? Does it work?

3 Ideas for D&T Tasks Marble/Malteaser baskets

4 Building bridges and towers for a purpose KS1/KS2 – different design spec, different materials

5 Electrical Circuit-related D&T: Xmas card with star on the top (Upper KS2), card, badges and tin-foil torch.

6 Kites and parachutes

7 Packaging Design E.g. designing a chocolate bar wrapper Packed lunch box Pencil case

8 Moving mechanisms – cams and levers KS1 – Moving picture e.g. boat at sea KS2 – More complex moving picture – 3D / more than one moving part / mechanism. E.g. mouse in a hole.

9 Designing Environments Bus Stop Playground Buses Canteen

10 Textiles KS1 – finger puppets / sock puppets / draft snake KS2 – bags / puppet show / fabric badges with LED / pencil case

11 Food Designing a healthy lunch

12 User Who are you making it for ?  for a child  for an adult  for a shop  What age range is the product for eg baby, teenager, adult, elderly- have you researched the specific needs of the user?

13 Purpose What is the product you are making for? Look at the unit of work- what is the end product- the aim. Eg- electrical control eg create a torch to be used in the night by a child camping

14 Design Have design decisions been made? Have you thought about the appearance of the product? Have you thought about colour? Does it look interesting? Is it a practical product eg size, material, how it accessed, how will it work eg open and close Do you like it ?

15 Work/ function Does it work? Can you use it? Is it easy to use ? Will it last? Or might it break easily? Eg does the box open and close? Does the light switch on and turn off? Does the monster move? If it is a food product- does it look and taste good?

16 Innovative Have you used some original thought and design in the product? Are all the products different to look at? Have they all been made using original design What/ who inspired your design? Do you think your design is different to your peers’ designs?

17 Authentic Is it real or a gimmick? Does it work? eg is the bag big enough to hold? can you wear the slippers? does the photo frame stand up and can it display the picture properly? Would you give this product to somebody ?


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