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    • DESIGNERS ARE ASKED TO SOLVE A VARIETYOF PROBLEMSCLICK TO EDIT MASTER TITLE STYLE 2 9/26/2012
    • THE DESIGN CYCLE MODELCLICK TO EDIT MASTER TITLE STYLE 3 9/26/2012
    • THE STAGES OF DESIGNEach stage has equal importance and can be revisited at any point during the process this is called an iterative design processIf a solution fails then the you may need to go back to the initial design idea and work out the problemIf your customer doesn’t agree with your ideas you may have to add their criticisms to your criteria listIf your testing goes badly you may have to redesign your modelLets look at the stages of the processCLICK TO EDIT MASTER TITLE STYLE 4 9/26/2012
    • IDENTIFY THE PROBLEMThe first stage in design is to identify asuitable problemIn your case this problem will be given to youA designer would consider this problem thoroughly before offering a solutionCLICK TO EDIT MASTER TITLE STYLE 5 9/26/2012
    • IDENTIFY CRITERIA AND CONSTRAINTSWhat are the criteria that your solutionmust fitThese could be simple in the case of a chair the criteria could be that it should be comfortable and stableIn this instance the criteria will be based on the products ability to perform the tasks set out in the challengeWhat are the constraints that will mold your ideasConstraints can linked with cost ,production methods ,time ,materials or skillCLICK TO EDIT MASTER TITLE STYLE 6 9/26/2012
    • BRAINSTORM POSSIBLE SOLUTIONSThe criteria and constraints will guide you through this stage where your team will gather together to share ideas and knowledgeBrainstorming is known as divergent thinking which means at thisstage there is no such thing as a bad idea CLICK TO EDIT MASTER TITLE STYLE 7 9/26/2012
    • GENERATE IDEASAt this stage there may be more than one solution whichpresents itself as workableSketches and quick model making techniques can be used to formulate solutionsCLICK TO EDIT MASTER TITLE STYLE 8 9/26/2012
    • EXPLORE POSSIBILITESWith a variety of possible ideas it is time to decide on whichsolution should be developed furtherThis is an essential stage in the design cycle and can have an impact on the success of your solutionCLICK TO EDIT MASTER TITLE STYLE 9 9/26/2012
    • SELECT AN APPROACHDecide on a strategy for developing your solutionAll members of the design team should be given a role at this point it could be to attain material, to manage time constraints or to engineer the final design solutionCLICK TO EDIT MASTER TITLE STYLE 10 9/26/2012
    • BUILD A MODEL OR PROTOTYPEA model can highlight problems that paper based analysis might missModelling is used in all design industries from architecture to car designCLICK TO EDIT MASTER TITLE STYLE 11 9/26/2012
    • REFINE THE DESIGNImprove your design based on findings from the modelling stageAddress any problems that your developed design has encounteredTest your design against the criteriaTesting is the area of design which ensures a successful productCLICK TO EDIT MASTER TITLE STYLE 12 9/26/2012
    • THE FINAL DESIGN SOLUTIONAfter testing and modification your design is ready for trialsIn design terms this is where the customer or consumer gets to see your ideasIf this stage goes well you are on your way to being a successful designerCLICK TO EDIT MASTER TITLE STYLE 13 9/26/2012
    • YOUR TASKIn teams you are going to go through the first 5 stages of the design cycleYou will be given 5 minutes each on the first 5 stages of the design cycle so 25 minutes in totalYou will have to make quick decisions and work togetherYou will be asked to record the process on the sheetYour design does not have to be realistic, the best ideas come fromCLICK TO EDIT MASTER TITLE STYLE imagination 14 9/26/2012
    • CHOOSE A PROBLEM FROM THE OPTIONS BELOW 1. You have so many books and heavy equipment to carry to school you are already tired before you get there , design a product that will help you carry your equipment and also help keep you from tiring too easily 2. You are on your way to Mars to start a new life. Design a product that will help you live a happy and healthy life on your new planet 3. You have an elderly relative who finds new technology difficult to understand design a product that will help them keep up with the modern world 4. Your pet looks sad, design a product that will cheer it up and make itCLICK TO EDIT MASTER TITLE STYLE happy 15 9/26/2012