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Product Design

Deadline: Friday 5th July 2013 Contact: Miss J Aldrich

 

Complete ALL homework in the blue booklet provided.  This should be handed into Miss A on the above date.

See the traffic light system in S2 for details of non-hand in sanctions.

On Your Marks:

In Design & Technology it is essential to progression and learning that you can correctly use and apply a bank of key technical words.

What does the key word ERGONOMICS mean?

How does it relate to PRODUCT DESIGN?

Main Task:

With KEY LANGUAGE in mind link the following ERGONOMICS key words to examples of products that currently exist.

Explain your link.

(Be sure that you know what this words mean- use www.technologystudent.com  to help if you are unsure)

E.g. Smooth -The surface of a park bench needs to be SMOOTH because of the numbers of people who will use it.  If the surface of the material (wood) is not SMOOTH then it could be uncomfortable or could injure people or damage their clothing.

  • Soft
  • Hard
  • Elastic
  • Big
  • Curved
  • Absorbent
  • Squashy
  • Strong
  • Tough
  • Conductive

Main Task Links:

http://www.technologystudent.com/joints/matprop2.htm

Push Yourself:

Design a new seating solution for a small child in nursery.

You should take into consideration:

  • what the seat will be used for
  • where it will be used?
  • how often will it be used?
  • who will use it?
  • What should it look like?
  • How do ERGOINOMICS link to the design?

Use your annotations to explain all aspects of the design.

Push Yourself Links:

www.technologystudent.com