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The design cycle personal project connection

  1. 1. The Design Cycle
  2. 2. Why IB requires it? <ul><li>Guide to preparing research and creative work </li></ul><ul><li>Helps us learn to organize </li></ul><ul><li>Prepares students for Personal Project </li></ul><ul><ul><li>4 Components </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The Process Journal </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The Product </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The Essay </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Presentation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Scored in 7 assessment areas </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Design Cycle Overview <ul><li>6 Parts </li></ul><ul><li>Each is weighted evenly </li></ul><ul><li>Guidance </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Level I receives teacher guidance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Each year guidance tapers down </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Each year level of detail increases </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Design Cycle
  5. 5. Criterion A: Investigate <ul><li>Step 1 – Identify the Problem </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What is the teacher asking me to do? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How does it relate to the real world? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(AoI connection) </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Criterion A: Investigate <ul><li>Step 2 – Develop the Design Brief </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What do I need to do to make sure I do my best work? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How can I make sure I’ve included everything the teacher has asked for? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Develop a Test (checklist) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What research do I need to conduct? </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Criterion A: Investigate <ul><li>Step 3 – Formulate a Design Specification </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What resources can I use? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What limitations must I work within? </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Criterion B: Design <ul><li>Brainstorm possible solutions </li></ul><ul><li>Check solutions using test (checklist) </li></ul><ul><li>Provide pros and cons for each solution </li></ul><ul><li>Choose best solution </li></ul>
  9. 9. Criterion C: Plan <ul><li>Step by step what needs to be done </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Examples </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Outline, Flowchart, Timeline, Storyboard, etc. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Include in each step </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What will be done </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Resources needed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Time needed </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Criterion D: Create <ul><li>Step 1 – Use appropriate techniques & equipment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Are there shortcuts? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Are you using the best application? </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Criterion D: Create <ul><li>Step 2 – Follow the plan </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Make notes on your plan of changes made </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Do you need to add another step? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Did it take you longer than expected? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Can you skip this step? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>State why changes are made </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Criterion D: Create <ul><li>Step 3 – Create the product/solution </li></ul><ul><ul><li>This is done while following steps 1 & 2 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Compare to Test (checklist) </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Criterion E: Evaluation <ul><li>Step 1 – Evaluate the product/solution </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reflection </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What would you improve upon? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What did you do best? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Did you meet the teacher’s expectations? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Use the test developed in Criterion A </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What would you do differently? </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Criterion E: Evaluate <ul><li>Step 2 – Evaluate their use of the design cycle </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reflection </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What would you improve upon? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What did you do best? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How did you feel as you worked through the process? </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Criterion F: Attitude in Technology <ul><li>Takes place the entire time you are working on the project/solution. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Personal engagement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(motivation, independence, general positive attitude) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Attitude towards safety, cooperation & respect for others </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Our Role in the Personal Project