- Notebook/ digital portfolio
Unpacking the Brief
Unpacking the Brief
Exisiting Product Evaluation
Hunt and Gather
User + Object Considerations
Construction Research & Testing
In this lesson we need to think specifically about the environment that your storage solution is being designed for. It's important to learn as much as possible about your intended location as it will impact, limit and inform your decisions.
Equipment and tools
When designing and making your bespoke storage it is important that you are working within realistic parameters. From size to materials, your design needs to be well considered and possible for you to make in the environment you are in. This includes factors such as tools, time restrictions and your own experience levels.
Instructions - Part 1
Think of all the possible places your storage solution COULD go within your selected space and note these down in a brainstorm in your workbook. Look closely at your classroom, have you thought about the spaces under benches and tables? Inside existing cupboard spaces? All of the available wall spaces?
Make a detailed description of the conditions of these spaces in your brainstorm.
Write about what performance properties your storage needs to have to be suitable in/for each environment.
Choose what you think is the BEST space for your bespoke storage - and explain your choice. This should be backed up with what your key stakeholder has said.
Get stakeholder feedback in RED, discuss your feedback, and consider why people have said that.
Instructions - Part 2
Brainstorm all the considerations of the school environment and the workshops.
Instructions - Part 3
In your workbook make a list of all the projects you have made at school. This can cover multiple relevant subjects or classes.
Add the tools (e.g. scribe) and processes/ techniques (e.g. spot weld) used to make each project.
Add the materials you used (e.g. aluminium rod) and the performance properties (flexible, low melting point, lightweight).
Highlight any materials/ tools/ techniques that will be helpful or that you might use for this project.