What do you need to do... Mr Guinness Candidate Number 007: AQA Product Design PROD2 Choose from the six contexts given to you. Work through the folder sheets in a logical order. What is the exam board looking for: A project that is rigorous and demanding. Shows creativity and originality. Has accuracy and a range of making skills. Has the potential to be commercially viable.
Section A: Investigating the design context (8 marks) Mr Guinness Coursework Help Sheets : AQA Product Design CAT Front Cover Context and Design Intentions Product Analysis Product Disassembly User Profile/ Retail potential Design Inspiration/Mood board Research Summary Design Criteria/Specification
Section B: Development of Design Ideas (32marks) Mr Guinness Coursework Help Sheets : AQA Product Design CAT Initial Ideas Group ideas(class exercise) SCAMPER Modelling Comparison Materials and construction alternatives Further research/development Environmental Issues Commercial Viability Final Proposal and Manufacturing Specification
Section C: Making (32 Marks) Mr Guinness Coursework Help Sheets : AQA Product Design CAT Plan of Manufacture Photo diary of Practical work
Section D: Testing and Evaluation (12 Marks) Mr Guinness Coursework Help Sheets : AQA Product Design CAT Testing and Evaluation Summary of Modifications Specification Checklist Photo Presentation
Section E: Communication (6 Marks) Mr Guinness Coursework Help Sheets : AQA Product Design CAT Is your design folder focused, concise, relevant? Are all decisions communicated in a clear way with appropriate use of technical language. Have you checked spelling, punctuation and grammar?
Top Ten Tips... Mr Guinness Coursework Help Sheets : AQA Product Design CAT Put in the time at home...don’t try and do it all within lessons. Presentation is really important; slide layout (even font size) needs to be regular throughout your presentation. Slide Order...all slides must be in the correct order, with the correct headings (See feedback sheet) Every slide needs a sentence of introduction (stating the purpose of the slide) and a summary stating what you have learned and how it will help you to develop your design. Specification points must be justified (explanation given as to why the point has been made) Every picture, photo and scan needs detailed description, (Explain, analyse, inform). Manufacturing Specification must include a cutting list of all the parts needed to make your product with details of size and materials to be used. Photo Diary...as well as annotating your photos, explain problems you have encountered and solutions you have found, prove to the moderator that you are a good problem solver. Ask for help, your Teacher if you get stuck, don’t wait until the lesson. Get someone (a parent or friend) to read your work and see if it is logical and makes sense.
S.C.A.M.P.E.R. Mr Guinness Coursework Help Sheets : AQA Product Design CAT SCAMPER is a checklist that helps you to think of changes you can make to an existing product to create a new one. You can use these changes either as direct suggestions or as starting points for lateral thinking. The changes SCAMPER stands for are: S – Substitute – components, materials, people. C – Combine – mix, combine with other assemblies or services, integrate. A – Adapt – alter, change function, use part of another element. M – Modify – increase or reduce in scale, change shape, modify attributes (e.g. colour). P – Put to another use. E – Eliminate – remove elements, simplify, reduce to core functionality. R – Reverse – turn inside out or upside down, or use Reversal.Reversal