981 English for Designers
Week 01
• Words used in product design 
processes – 100‐dollar laptop (I)
• How to memorize word...
Note: the emphasis is English, 
instead of product design.



            Words used in product design 
            proces...
1. We began by taking a close look at the
unique needs of school children in
developing nations.
2. Sketches outline the various scenarios
encountered by children on a daily basis,
providing further understanding of the...
3. Laptop architectures are defined to help
accommodate the different use scenarios.
4. Sketches help designers illustrate their
design ideas, making the vision more
tangible.
5. Several design directions are defined and
detailed.
6. Preliminary models, cobbled 
       together with masking tape, Styrofoam
       and various materials help give physic...
Brief summary:
1. Verbs: define, develop, detail, illustrate
2. Nouns: sketch, scenario, guideline, design 
   idea, desig...
How to memorize words? 

1. There is only one way is to know 
   how to pronounce them, not spell
   them.
2. The best onl...
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Words In PDP 100 Dollar Laptop(I)

  1. 1. 981 English for Designers Week 01 • Words used in product design  processes – 100‐dollar laptop (I) • How to memorize words?  resource: Merriam‐Webster online  dictionary 
  2. 2. Note: the emphasis is English,  instead of product design. Words used in product design  processes ‐ The case of 100‐dollar laptop (I) as opposite to  desktop Source:  http://www.dcontinuum.com/content/show.php?id=4
  3. 3. 1. We began by taking a close look at the unique needs of school children in developing nations.
  4. 4. 2. Sketches outline the various scenarios encountered by children on a daily basis, providing further understanding of the guidelines set forth for the design. design guidelines
  5. 5. 3. Laptop architectures are defined to help accommodate the different use scenarios.
  6. 6. 4. Sketches help designers illustrate their design ideas, making the vision more tangible.
  7. 7. 5. Several design directions are defined and detailed.
  8. 8. 6. Preliminary models, cobbled  together with masking tape, Styrofoam and various materials help give physical  form to an idea. 7. Several iterations are later built to  allow for developing technological  criteria. design specifications criteria criterion (單)
  9. 9. Brief summary: 1. Verbs: define, develop, detail, illustrate 2. Nouns: sketch, scenario, guideline, design  idea, design direction, model, Styrofoam,  iteration, technological criteria  3. Adjectives: tangible 4. Do  you know the meanings of all the  about words? Do you know how to use  these words?  HW#1
  10. 10. How to memorize words?  1. There is only one way is to know  how to pronounce them, not spell them. 2. The best online audio dictionary I  know is Merriam‐Webster Online.    resource: Merriam‐Webster online  dictionary http://www.merriam‐webster.com/

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