N4/5 Design & Manufacture

Course Overview

This course develops further both the creative design skills and graphic communication skills learned in S1/2. Topics covered include: Hanga project (design and manufacture), Bottle bird feeder project (design and manufacture), Desk architecture project (design and manufacture) and Product evaluation project. The later stages of S4 involves the students designing and manufacturing a major piece of work.

The resources page has support materials that you can download for each project in S4 & S4

Methodology

 

Assessment

 

Homework

 

Recording and Reporting

 

Mr Urquhart - S4

Homework for 23/11/15

Complete pages 36 - 41 from your home study pack - using your text book where required.

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Homework for 6/11/15

Complete pages 3,4 & 5 from your home study pack - use your textbook where required.

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Homework for 2/11/15

 Complete pages 1 & 2 from your home study pack - use your textbook where required.

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9/10/15 - Focus for work over the Holidays:

You should be completing the working drawing page and starting the Solutions  pages for your folio between now and Monday 26/10/15 - See my demo's below for detail.

 

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18/9/15 - Focus for work over the weekend:

You should be working on the development pages of your folio between now and Monday - Development page 1 is all about exploration, page 2 should see you continue to explore ideas but also start to make decisions.

We will follow this up on Monday 21/9/15

  

 

 

Mr Smith - S3

All folio pages to be completed before I see you next on Weds 23.9.15 please. Remember to communicate your ideas clearly through confident sketching, effective rendering and concise annotations that reference the design factors we have selected - function, aesthetics, environment, ergonomics, materials + manufacture and safety.

Mr Mylchreest -S3

Mr Urquhart - S3

Focus for the Weekend - 14 & 15 Nov

You should make sure you have completed the concept page for your secondary function and moved on to the development of your the Bud vase Project.

Make sure that you have  fully annotated your developments - focussing on Ergonomics, Function, Safety and Aesthetics

Remember the key is exploration, we will finalise the development on Monday.

 

 

 

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Focus for over the Holidays

You should also make sure you have completed the concept page below for of your the Bud vase Project. Make sure that you have  fully annotated your concepts - detail things that you like, dislike and any difficulties you see in the manufacture of the concept.

We will start to look at the design of the secondary function after the holiday.

 

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Homework for Monday 5/10/15

Please read pages 16 - 18 from your S3 Study Pack and answer the questions on page 19 - These questions are to do with ergonomics, a topic we discussed this week.

You should also make sure you have completed the pages below for of your the Budvase Project. We will start the concedpts on Monday and you will need the pages shown below to allow you to start this task.

 

 

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Homework for Monday 28/9/15

Please complete pages 1 - 4 from your S3 Study Pack - these questions will test what you have remembered from the last project.

You should also make sure you have completed the first page of your folio for the Budvase Project. Use the photo below as a guide to make sure you have completed all of the elements.

Mr Linton -S4

Keep your 'Desk Architecture' folio up to date. photograph my Demo folder and use this as a guide.

Folio completion date 10.10.15

Mr Smith - S4

All folio pages to be completed before I see you next please, unless you have still to complete your model. In this case try to get the model finished, photographed and pasted in your development page as per my demo. Remember to annotate your ideas with notes that reference the design factors you have - function, aesthetics, environment, ergonomics, performance, materials + manufacture, target market.

Resources

The Following resourses will help you lay out the pages for your projects in S3 & S4:

Hanga Project

 Bud Vase Project

Desk Architecture Project