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.
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?
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.