Gain knowledge and understanding of the
design and make process
Understand who you are designing for by
creating a customer profile
Write a design specification
Produce a step-by-step plan for making
Make a quality product
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Design and make a snakes and ladders
game that promotes Fairtrade. Use the
cards form the Fairtrade website to help
plan your game. Use recycled items if
Fill in the interesting ideas sheet, product
analysis, product specification sheet, the
customer profile board, the concept
board, the generating ideas board, the
planning grid and the evaluation sheet.
(These can be completed on the
What Product Analysis and Focused
Practical Tasks could be carried out by
primary school pupils?
Use words and pictures to create a mood board within the cogs to
illustrate your two favourite designs.
1. What type of
product is it and
what is it made
4. Draw and
your product and
draw all of its
2. Who would use
this product? What
3. Suggest tools
that could be used
to make your
Who is going to buy and use your
product? What do they like? What
don’t they like? Write, draw and
stick pictures here to show the type
of customer you are designing for:
Do a survey. Ask some members of
the group what they like etc. Add
their comments into the speech
How can you join materials to make your product?
Look at the information you have already collected.
Write, draw and stick examples here to show the
different joining methods you could use.
Using your research, specification and customer profile, draw at several
different design ideas for a product. Remember to consider the
sustainability of your product. Label your drawings and explain any
changes that you decide to make to your design.
Remember to evaluate your work as it develops. Ask yourself;
1. Which is your favourite design and why?
2. How could you improve it?
3. List at least three pieces of equipment .
would you use to make it?
4. What other features can you comment on?
Draw and write a step-by-step plan for
making your product.
How could you have improved your work on this project? Try to think about the way
you worked, rather than about your final product.
Design work Practical work
Identify two faults with your design Identify two faults with your design work and
work and suggest improvements you suggest improvements you could make.
1) Fault: 1)Fault:
2) Fault: 2) Fault:
Overall, how do you think you tackled this project? What were your strengths and weaknesses?
What did you enjoy most? What did you find easy? What was difficult? Try to be as detailed as