2This activity will help you to support your child to... develop their understanding of products, materials and processes.be able to look at a product and make observations of why products are developed for a particular use.gain an understanding of keywords used in Product Design.
3You can help your child by… Discussing with them the following questions –Who would use this product?Why has it been designed in a particular way?Why have the materials been selected?How does the product function (work)?
4Aesthetics, what does the product look like? When designing any new product it is important to understand existing products that are in the market place. Using the example provided below try to complete the Product Analysis.ACCESS FMAesthetics, what does the product look like?Cost, how much does the product cost?Customer, who would buy or use the product?Environment, where would the product be used?Size, how big or small is the product?Safety, are there any risks during normal use?Function, what is the product designed to do?Material, what is the product made from?
5How successful were you? Aesthetics, this product has a dark background colour to appeal to a male customer. It features bold graphics using contrast colours to attract the customerCost, approximately £2.50 sold in most retail outlets as an everyday product. A cheap manufacturing process is used such as blow moulding to produce the productCustomer, this is aimed at a wide variety of men and teenagers. This can be seen through the aesthetics of the product.Environment, designed to be used in a wet area and can be carried in a sports bag.Size, this product is hand sized due to its intended use. The grip size will be determined using hand dimensions.Safety, the product designed to have all rounded edges. It has a re-sealable lid to prevent any leakages. Easy to transport and carryFunction, waterproof re-sealable container. It has been ergonomically designed to fit in the hand. Additional features have been designed to increase the grip.Material, it has been manufactured from polypropylene. This can be seen on the underneath by the symbol PP. This plastic can be recycled and is easily shaped
6ACCESS FM Aesthetics, Cost, Customer, Environment, Size, Safety When designing any new product it is important to understand existing products that are in the market place. Using the example provided below try to complete the Product Analysis.ACCESS FMAesthetics,Cost,Customer,Environment,Size,SafetyFunctionMaterial