# Design: Strategies How the calendar is going to stand – the structure. When you are designing the calendar there are two elements to think about: What.

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Design: Strategies How the calendar is going to stand – the structure. When you are designing the calendar there are two elements to think about: What the graphic content and style of the calendar will look like.

We are now going to look at a range of design strategies to inspire ideas for the calendar. There is no wrong or right way to design but the strategies below can give you a starting point or help when you get ‘designers block’. Morphing Everyday inspiration Modelling

Specification Design: Morphing It’s not always easy to design. One of the design strategies that could be used to develop ideas for the way the calendars can hold or support the pages is morphing.

Design: Strategies Add on structures: This allows the calendar pages to stand by using extra pieces that act as the stabiliser. Folded structures: The structure allows the calendar pages to stand by a series of folds How is it going to stand - the structure of the calendar. Two possible types are going to be explored in the next few slides

Round it further Cut it in half Round the corners Stretch it Design strategies: Taking a square and morphing it into other shapes to create an outline shape of the calendar. Take a square Squash it! Stretch it! Cut the top off it. Cut it in half Cut the sides Cut it in half Round it further again Using this technique you can come up with lots of ideas

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Design: Morphing Use the morphing strategy to start developing ideas for the outline shape of the calendar.

Specification Design: Morphing Here are some more examples of developed ideas for the outline shape of the calendar using the morphing strategy. This page looks quite complicated but it has been built up using the morphing strategy and the highlights create an emphasis on the outline shapes.

Specification Design: Morphing TASK: You can now begin to morph some design ideas in your booklet. You don’t have to start with a square but remember to experiment with different outline shapes to create interesting design solutions

Design: Everyday inspiration Everyday inspiration is about what you see around you and how it inspires you to create ideas. A building….flower… person…animal. Another design strategy that could help you design is finding inspiration from the things around you.

Design: Everyday inspiration Designers gain inspiration from the things around them. These could be works of art, buildings, nature, anything they see that influences them.. Click once

Design: Everyday inspiration Grab a pencil, and begin to doodle…don’t be too precious these are only design ideas. A concept. If you don’t like them you can just start again and make them even better. Just draw your thoughts.

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Initial ideas Design: Everyday inspiration

Initial ideas Design: combining the strategies Task: Combine your morphing ideas and everyday inspiration and then begin to sketch out your ideas. Think about your presentation,adding colour and annotations. State the rough sizes and materials you could use to make the calendar stand.

Modelling strategy can be used in a number ways : to create initial ideas to check if sketched ideas will function when they are made into possible products or prototypes. Design strategy - Paper modelling Task - make a prototype of your calendar stand to see if it will function effectively. 5 mins Collect materials for the task 30 mins: Make prototype. 10 mins: Photograph, test & evaluate. 15 mins: Sketch possible improvements.

Design strategy - Paper modeling

Just a few ideas to test if they will work when they are made into prototypes

Annotation is when you write short comments to explain your design work, a sort of “design chatter”.. Annotations Design and Technology It is easier to write your comments as you work through your design sheet – as you may forget an important point if you return to it later. Remember you clearly understanding what you are drawing and thinking but other people also need to be clear and appreciate your design ideas.

Why annotate your design work. When you are designing it is helpful to write some comments for a number of reasons: you can further explain some of your design thinking. gain a higher SAT level or grade by justifying or explaining your design thinking. sometimes it is quicker to write few words than draw a detailed drawing. Annotations

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