Product Design Project

What will I be Learning?

In this product design unit, students will assume the role of a product designer to develop a new confectionary for either the snack, luxury or themed markets.

Students will follow the stages in the design cycle to research, design, develop, manufacture, test and evaluate a product that they feel is suitable for their chosen target market.

Learning Goals

By the end of this unit, students will be able to:

  • Understand the meaning of 'Target Market' and how this has an effects on the design of a product
  • Analyze the 'Problem and Brief' to help them focus their research Research all of the necessary areas to adequately address the design 'Problem & Brief'
  • Use their research to create a focused 'Specification' list of what their product must do in order to satisfy their chosen target market
  • Use and practice the skills learned during the previous unit to visually communicate a minimum of 4 initial design ideas for their product
  • Use CAD to create a 3D model of their final idea Use CAM to 'print' a 3D model(s) of the final idea
  • Use a vacuum forming machine to create a mold(s) of the 3D printed final ideas Cast chocolate into the molds of the final ideas
  • Use Adobe Illustrator to create NET packaging of their final design that will form the wrapping, protection and advertizing of their final product.

11. Test & Evaluate their end product

How will I know what I have learnt?

You will have submitted work for each of the 6 stages in the Design Cycle.

How will I be Learning?

You will be learning by producing a design portfolio and also by getting 'hands on', practical experience of using the tools and machines to manufacture the product that you design.

What Resources will I need to support my learning?

All of the resources that you need are provided for you. Just turn up to class with a pair of shoes that cover your feet completely, a fresh and open mind and be ready to be creative and have fun.