- Workbook/ digital portfolio
- Pen/ paper
Unpacking the Brief
Unpacking the Brief
Exisiting Product Evaluation
Hunt and Gather
User + Object Considerations
Construction Research & Testing
In this lesson you will be looking closely at the current storage solutions and items that need to be stored in the Technology block. You'll need to think about what exists, how well it works and what COULD exist ... dun dun duuuun. Time to get judgy!
Equipment and tools
As designers, we should always keep our eyes peeled for both good and bad design. Noticing the physical things around us, and thinking critically about them is good practice for when we need to evaluate products/items in our projects. Considering how we interact/use products are important in designing something that is dynamic and meaningful.
Using the Technology block as your playground, you will select products and items that you will pick apart (figuratively) to evaluate.
Take time to think about and evaluate things such as;
Existing Storage Solutions
Photograph 6 of the main storage solutions in the Technology Block. Then print and stick into your workbook, or insert into your portfolio if working digitally.
Make a note of the materials, construction methods, cost, and what items it stores.
Evaluate the overall success - how well does it do its job? PMI is a quick easy tool to help evaluate something (positive/ minus/ improvements).
Add your personal experiences of each solution - when is it used? By whom? Have you used it?
Hollie's Exisiting Storage Analysis
Evaluating Items to be stored
Photograph 6 of the main ‘families’ of items stored in Technology Block. A family is a group of things that belong together e.g. hand tools/ drawing stuff/ student folders.
Label each image with a description of the object.
Rank the objects from those your are most interested in to least interested in. In other words - what do you want to design storage for?
Hollie's Existing Items to Be Stored