Definition Has 5 Steps Helps you work easierUses step by step procedure Make your product better
Investigate The first step is investigate. In investigate you will learn and know yourproblem. Investigation is an essential stage in the Design Cycle. Students areexpected to identify the problem, develop a design brief, and formulate a designspecification. Students are expected to acknowledge the sources of informationand document them appropriately. In other words, the students should create aBibliography of all sources of information used in their work.
Design The second step is design. In design you would find out all the solutionsand surely there are a lot of solutions but in this stage you will also choose thebest solution for your problem. Students design the product/solution. Whenfinished students should be able to:•Generate several feasible designs that meet the Design Specification•Evaluate the designs against the Design Specification•Select one design and justify its choice
Plan The next step is to plan. You would plan on how would you do it. Where,when, how, why and who will you use. You would think of everything you aregoing to do and imagine the problems that might happen. Everything that mighthappen will happen so you have to make a back up plan in case your originalplan fails or you have to make sure that the problems do not happen.
CreateThe next step is create. In create you will follow the plan and do what you haveto do to finish what you have to do. Students are expected to:•To document the process of making their product/solution. Thisdocumentation can be in the form of a series of photos, a video and datedrecord, a PowerPoint presentation, or any other way which creates a record ofwhat was done. Included in this documentation should be a record of how andwhen they use tools, materials, and techniques.•To follow their plan, to evaluate it, and justify any changes (when necessary)they make to the plan while they are creating the product/solution.•To ensure a safe working environment for themselves and others as they createtheir product/solution.•To create a product/solution of appropriate quality.
EvaluateAnd the last step is to evaluate. In evaluate you see how well you did and youevaluate your self if the product was a good product or a bad one. Students areexpected to:•Carry out tests to evaluate the product/solution against the original DesignSpecification•Evaluate the success of the product/solution in an objective manner based onthe testing, their own views, and the views of the intended user (peers)•Evaluate the impact of the product/solution on individuals and on society•Discuss possible improvements for the product/solution