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1 Analysis of storage PRODUCTS

2 Product analysis Investigating and understanding how shape, style and proportion affect the appearance of a product are key skills in designing. But what other aspects should be considered when analysing a product? function, what is it’s intended use? how effective does it function ? is it easy to look after or maintain ? what materials have been used? sustainability of the product and the materials? how easy or safe is it to use – ergonomics Evaluating products in this investigative way is called product analysis

3 Product analysis : For the next task we are going to analyse storage products, that others have designed and made. Its helpful to have a checklist of aspects that you think are important when looking at storage products e.g. easy to use, materials, cost etc. When you are evaluating you can also think about: is it possible to make a better product and how? and possible ideas for your storage product. Checkl ist 1. Easy to use 2…

4 Can you think of possible key words that will help you with your product evaluation? One list focuses on the function, and the other on the appearance of a product. function related key words ease of use materials performance reliability size ergonomics maintenance – low /high sustainability – materials, how long will the product last, can it be reused/recycled flexibility multi-functional safety well made – build quality Here are few. I’m sure you’ll add to the list appearance related key words style proportion colour texture finish

5 Task – in group of 2-4. Look carefully at the ‘storage handling collection’ – this may be, an actual collection of products in your school or a digital collection. Discuss with other pupils in the group, the positive and negative aspects of each product. You may like to write down these design features or make a quick sketch. Product analysis Negative design aspects. Positive design aspects.

6 Exemplar of some digital products for analysis. images courtesy –

7 Name:- ‘Make-up Holder’ Function :- To store make up, clear PVC sides and is foldable. Cost:- £1.99 Materials:- Steel frame, clear PVC Strengths ………………………………………… …………………………………………. Weakness ………………………………………… ………………………………………….

8 Name:- Uten Silo by Dorothee Becker Function :- To store a wide range of products. Cost:- £ Materials:- ASB plastic, metal hooks Strengths ………………………………………… …………………………………………. Weakness ………………………………………… …………………………………………. images courtesy –

9 Name:- CD holder Function:- Hold 10 CD’s – can be placed on the wall and folded up. Cost:- £2.49 Materials:- Moulded plastic Strengths ………………………………………… …………………………………………. Weakness ………………………………………… ………………………………………….

10 Name : Mini chest Function:- to hold CD’s and range of objects pencils etc Cost:- £7.99 Materials :- birch plywood Strengths ………………………………………… …………………………………………. Weaknesses ………………………………………… ………………………………………….

11 Name:- Bird food dispenser/holder Function:- hold bird food for birds in the garden. Cost:- £1.99 Materials:- Steel metal mesh, base and top from moulded plastic. Strengths ………………………………………… …………………………………………. Weakness ………………………………………… ………………………………………….

12 Name:- Egg holder Function:- to hold eggs with a decorative feature shape of a hen. Cost:- £2.99 Materials:- steel with a chrome plating. Strengths ………………………………………… …………………………………………. Weakness ………………………………………… ………………………………………….

13 Name:- magazine holder Function :- store books /magazines Cost:- £6.99 Materials :- coated steel Strengths ………………………………………… …………………………………………. Weakness ………………………………………… ………………………………………….

14 Name:- wall pocket Function:- to store/hold toys or light products Cost:- £4.99 Materials :- Fabric and mild steel Strengths ………………………………………… …………………………………………. Weakness ………………………………………… ………………………………………….

15 Name:- Mug holder Function:- hold/store five mugs Cost:- £1.99 Materials:- Wood - Jelutong Strengths ………………………………………… …………………………………………. Weaknesses ………………………………………… ………………………………………….

16 Name:- Pencil holder Function:- store pencils Cost:- £0.99 Materials:- Sides – painted MDF, lid – painted pin board Strengths ………………………………………… …………………………………………. Weakness ………………………………………… ………………………………………….

17 Name :- Earing holder Function:- Storing earrings in the pierced holes. Cost:- £1.99 Materials:- Mild steel Strengths ………………………………………… …………………………………………. Weakness ………………………………………… …………………………………………. images courtesy –

18 Name:- Tealight holder Function:- hold Tea Light]. Mild steel formed into the shape of a man sitting. Cost:- £1.99 Materials:- Mild steel Strengths ………………………………………… …………………………………………. Weakness ………………………………………… ………………………………………….

19 Name:- CD holder Function :- to hold 20 CD’s Cost:- £1.99 Materials:-. Steel Strengths ………………………………………… …………………………………………. Weakness ………………………………………… ………………………………………….

20 Name:- Money box Function:- A method of collecting money in the shape of a old fashion telephone box Cost:- £4.99 Materials:- Moulded plastic Strengths ………………………………………… …………………………………………. Weakness ………………………………………… ………………………………………….

21 Name:- Toast rack Function :- hold toast for serving Cost:- £2.99 Materials:- mild steel rods plated in chrome. Wooden handle. Strengths ………………………………………… …………………………………………. Weakness ………………………………………… ………………………………………….

22 Name:- Towel holder Function:- Hold towels in a bathroom. Outline shapes of a duck. Sucker on the back to attached to the wall. Cost:- £2.99 Materials:- Plastic background, hooks – mild steel in plated in chrome. Strengths ………………………………………… …………………………………………. Weakness ………………………………………… ………………………………………….

23 Name:- Coat hangers Function:- hang coats/hats Cost:- £0.99 Materials:- Pine wood stained. Hooks – plated mild steel. Strengths ………………………………………… …………………………………………. Weaknesses ………………………………………… ………………………………………….

24 Name:- soap holder Function:- store soap in a bathroom Cost:- £0.99 Materials :- Pine wood Strengths ………………………………………… …………………………………………. Weaknesses ………………………………………… ………………………………………….


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