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Y11 Controlled Assessment Exemplar A

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Y11 Controlled Assessment Exemplar A

  1. 1. Controlled Assessment Exemplar<br />A Grade Folder<br />
  2. 2. Research – 9 Marks(Investigating the design context)<br />Discrimination shown when selecting and acquiring relevant research that will promote originality in designing<br />Excellent understanding and analysis of the design context<br />Detailed analysis of relevant existing products or systems undertaken related to design intentions<br />Comprehensive analysis of relevant and focussed research undertaken<br />Clear and specific design criteria identified, reflecting the analysis undertaken<br />Target market identified and the intended consumer/user profiled<br />
  3. 3. Design Brief<br />Problem:<br />I intend to design and make an language learning toy for children that are new learners from the aged between 2 to 4. the aim of this design project is to help children develop and learn their skills of reading, spelling and to get them ready for school.<br />In order for this project to be a success, I will have to undertake detailed research. This will involve:<br /><ul><li> Visiting shops to get an idea of the different types of language learning toy already on the market.
  4. 4. Questionnaire
  5. 5. Existing ideas; magazine; internet; talking to mum/dads; watching children play
  6. 6. And maybe send a letter to a company to ask them about their different types of toys that they have in there store and nor other markets.</li></ul>Solution:<br />I intend to design, develop and make a language learning toy for children (2-4yrs) that are new learners and wants to get ready before they go to school and to develop they skills of learning.<br />WHAT? This is the problem to my project then I have found solution to it of I I am going to do.<br />WHY? This is going to help me with my project to decide what I will make<br />HOW? It is going to tell me what type research to collect and why.<br />Page Number 4<br />
  7. 7. Brief Analysis <br />Size <br />Target marketing<br />I think the appropriate size would be medium because research has shown majority of parents recommend medium as it is not too big or too small.<br />The learning toy would be for age 2-4 as it is for pre-school children's.<br />Material<br />The material I would use are:<br />Wood/ electric things <br />Sand paper<br />PVA Glue<br />Hammer.<br />Learning language Toy<br />Safety<br />The toy that I will make it will be safe, it will not have small peaces that children would swallow and it will be interesting and fun to play with.<br />Research<br />I will research different type of educational toys but I will mostly focus on wood toy or electric <br />I will also send a letter to toys companies to find out if there is anyway they can help me in this project.<br />WHAT? This is going to give me an idea of what I am making.<br />Ergonomics <br />It is easy to use and its very safe.<br />WHY? Because I have written some of the materials, size and etc and this brief analysis is going to help me make my toy.<br />Testing<br />I will test my product on a child between age 2-4 And it will be easy to use and enjoyable.<br />Function<br />It will help children recognise different numbers, letters, Alphabet, languages and also animals.<br />Cost <br />I think it would cost no more then £25 it would be a bit cheap because the material that I would use to make this toy would cost me less.<br />HOW? It will give ideas and I will design different to which will I like.<br />Page Number 5<br />
  8. 8. Brainstorm<br />Aesthetics<br /><ul><li>It should look attracted and eye catchy
  9. 9. It should grab people attention
  10. 10. It should be bright and colorful
  11. 11. It should be smooth, shiny, and hard</li></ul>Form<br /><ul><li>Square
  12. 12. Circle
  13. 13. Triangle</li></ul>Contraction<br /><ul><li>Laser cutter
  14. 14. Hammer</li></ul>User/Target market<br />Its age from <br /><ul><li>1-2
  15. 15. 2-3
  16. 16. 3-4
  17. 17. 4+
  18. 18. It will be for preschools, adults,
  19. 19. and teenagers.</li></ul>Brainstorm <br />Materials <br /><ul><li>Wood
  20. 20. Plastic
  21. 21. Metal
  22. 22. fabric</li></ul>WHAT? This is going to give me an idea of what I am going to make.<br />Theme<br />It should be :<br /><ul><li>educational
  23. 23. fun
  24. 24. horror
  25. 25. cartoons
  26. 26. film characters.</li></ul>Safety <br /><ul><li>It should be safe and comfortable </li></ul>to use <br /><ul><li>It should be easy to use and should </li></ul>have instruction how to use the toy.<br />The toy should not harm young children in anyway.<br />It shouldn't have any sharp edges or small pieces<br /> that children might swallow it.<br />WHY? Because I have written some of the materials, size and etc and this brain storm is going to help me choice what type of toy I’m going to make.<br />Size <br /><ul><li>Small
  27. 27. Medium
  28. 28. large</li></ul>Function<br /><ul><li>It should built up children confidence
  29. 29. Learn alphabet and numbers
  30. 30. Learn another language
  31. 31. Recognize range of animals
  32. 32. Improve team skills
  33. 33. Learn memory skills</li></ul>Ergonomics <br /><ul><li>The product should be very simple </li></ul> and easy to use <br /><ul><li>It should not harm anyone
  34. 34. It should be made of suitable materials</li></ul>HOW? It will give ideas and I will design different to which will I like.<br />Page Number 6 <br />
  35. 35. WHAT?I can learn from this that how they work and the different types of them<br />WHY?I have done a research to find out about the different type language learning toys.<br />Mood Board<br />HOW? This can help me with my project to get ideas and to develop my product.<br />Page Number 7 <br />
  36. 36. Mood Board on Disney land toys<br />WHAT?I can learn to make ideas from these images that I have searched on the internet<br />WHY?I have done this to give ideas for my project to use them for project modal<br />HOW? This can help me by looking at them and make ideas from it for project model.<br />Page Number 8 <br />
  37. 37. Product Analysis<br />Manufacturing Process<br />It can be manufactured through traditional plastic company.<br />Aesthetics<br />It is composed of four bright colours and has a sturdy smooth base. <br />Materials<br />The product is made from plastic and paint.<br />WHAT? This is an image that I have been given by my teacher to talk about the safety ,size, function and etc.<br />Anthropometrics<br />The size of the toy is not that big but a right size for a child aged from 1-2.<br />Safety<br />It is safe as there are no sharp edges, they are all rounded to protect hands and fingers.<br />There are no small parts for young children to sallow, therefore, it is quite safe.<br />WHY? Because I have to find out or know the didn’t type of things that they do with the toy when they make it and this will help me by me saying how it looks and etc.<br />Size<br />The size is not to big as It fits on a standard table without taking up too much room. It is stable and well balanced, it will not topple over even if pushed from the side.<br />Function<br />This educational toy helps children recognise how to use a cash till and how to weight things.<br />Ergonomics<br />The shape is simple and creative. The edges are curved so it doesn’t hurt young children and as well they have used to shapes to make the product.<br />HOW? It will give me ideas for my project and will also help me to go that for my project when I finished.<br />Page Number 9 <br />
  38. 38. Product Analysis<br />Aesthetics<br />It is composed of four bright colours and has a sturdy varnished base. Different geometric shapes using different heights for each row<br />Manufacturing Process<br />It can be manufactured through traditional woodworking techniques or CNC machines<br />Materials<br />The product is made from pine and paints<br />WHAT? This is an image that I have been given by my self to talk about the safety ,size, function and etc. <br />Anthropometrics<br />The size of the pieces are quite big, so they might be to big for children ages 2-4 to handle. At the same time they can’t be to small as they might sallow it.<br />Safety<br />It is safe as there are no sharp edges, they are all rounded to protect hands and fingers.<br />There are no small parts for young children to sallow, therefore, it is quite safe.<br />WHY? Because I have to find out or know the didn’t type of things that they do with the toy when they make it and this will help me by me saying how it looks and etc.<br />Size<br />The size is not to big as It fits on a standard table without taking up too much room. It is stable and well balanced, it will not topple over even if pushed from the side<br />Function<br />This educational toy helps children recognise a range of shapes and colours.<br />The shapes are different heights, teaching children spatial awareness.<br />Ergonomics<br />The shape is simple. The edges are curved so it doesn’t hurt young children. Space has been used well as the shapes fit comfortably into their slots.<br />HOW? It will give me ideas for my project and will also help me to go that for my project when I finished.<br />Page Number 10<br />
  39. 39. Product Analysis<br />Materials<br />The product is made from of cotton and a soft material <br />Aesthetics<br />It is composed of five bright colours and has a sturdy varnished base. Different geometric shapes used for the toy clock.<br />Function<br />This educational toy helps children recognise a range of numbers.<br />The shapes are different heights, teaching children spatial awareness.<br />WHAT? This is an image that I have been given by my self to talk about the safety ,size, function and etc. <br />Safety<br />It is safe as there are no sharp edges, they are all rounded to protect hands and fingers.<br />There are no small parts for young children to sallow, therefore, it is fully safe fro a child because its soft<br />Anthropometrics<br />The sizes are perfect for the age 3-5 years children because it wont take a lot of space on a table<br />WHY? Because I have to find out or know the didn’t type of things that they do with the toy when they make it and this will help me by me saying how it looks and etc.<br />Size<br />The size is not to big as It fits on without taking up too much room. It is stable and well balanced, it will not topple over even if pushed from the side<br />Ergonomics<br />The shape is simple. The edges are curved so it doesn’t hurt young children. It is really soft fro a child to play any how they want.<br />Manufacturing Process<br />It can be manufactured through traditional woodworking techniques or CNC machines<br />HOW? It will give me ideas for my project and will also help me to go that for my project when I finished.<br />Page Number 11<br />
  40. 40. Product Analysis<br />Aesthetics<br />It is composed of four bright colours and has a sturdy varnished base. Different geometric shapes using different heights for each row<br />Materials<br />The product is made from pine and paints<br />Manufacturing Process<br />It can be manufactured through traditional woodworking techniques or CNC machines<br />WHAT? This is an image that I have been given by my self to talk about the safety ,size, function and etc. <br />Safety<br />It is safe as there are no sharp edges, they are all rounded to protect hands and fingers.<br />There are no small parts for young children to sallow, therefore, it is quite safe.<br />Anthropometrics<br />The size of the pieces are quite big, so they might be to big for children ages 2-4 to handle. At the same time they can’t be to small as they might sallow it.<br />WHY? Because I have to find out or know the didn’t type of things that they do with the toy when they make it and this will help me by me saying how it looks and etc.<br />Size<br />The size is not to big as It fits on a standard table without taking up too much room. It is stable and well balanced, it will not topple over even if pushed from the side<br />Function<br />This educational toy helps children recognise there time. <br />The shapes are different heights, teaching children spatial awareness.<br />Ergonomics<br />The shape is simple. The edges are curved so it doesn’t hurt young children. Space has been used well as the shapes fit comfortably into their slots.<br />HOW? It will give me ideas for my project and will also help me to go that for my project when I finished.<br />Page Number 12 <br />
  41. 41. Research Materials<br />Copper<br />Mild steel <br />Aluminium<br />Stainless steel <br />NON-FERROUS<br />FERROUS<br />Brass<br />Wrought iron<br />Polyester <br />resin<br />pine <br />WHAT? This is the different type of materials which will help me decide what material I am going to use fro my toy.<br />NATURAL<br />Melamine<br />formaldehyde<br />Mahogany <br />METALS<br />WOODS<br />Thermosetting<br />polyurethane<br />Oak <br />Materials <br />MANMADE<br />PLASTIC<br />Plywood <br />WHY? Because it has different and it will help me pick a material that will be good for me to make my toy from.<br />Acrylic<br />Chipboard <br />Thermoplastic<br />TEXTILES<br />MDF<br />Polythene <br />Threads <br />Cotton<br />ENVIRONMENT<br />Fabric <br />Polyvinyl chloride <br />(PVA)<br />Wool <br />Dyes <br />Non-toxic<br />Silk <br />HOW? By asking my product design teacher to tell me which the best material for me to use for my toy.<br />FINISHES<br />Recycling<br />Renewable<br />Toxic<br />Natural <br />Sustainable<br />Vanish <br />Paint <br />Page Number 13<br />
  42. 42. Research Materials <br />Plastic is a good material to make a plastic toy fro kids. If you buy an expensive material toy then it might end up breaking. <br />Cardboard is only good for making models e.g. If I was going to make a toy clock out of it.<br />Pine wood will be really good to make a toy clock out of it because it will make it look really smooth and nice<br /> Wood grain is a very strong type of wood to make a toy clock our it because it wont break .<br />WHAT?: These are some materials that I can make my toy out of.<br />WHY?: because it will give me any idea of what I will make my toy out of.<br />HOW?: By me looking at these materials and also to research more about other materials<br />Cotton is a good material because it will be really soft to play with and it will be safe as well.<br />Silk is a good material for making dresses because it has that shine and also because it does not tear quickly and also it lasts longer.<br />Metallic is a not a good material for a toy because it is too strong to be used for making a toy <br />Page Number 14<br />
  43. 43. Materials <br /> These are some materials that I can use to make my final design.<br />This material is good to make a model out of but its not going to work if I make my final product out of it .<br />This material is good to make a model out of but its not going to work because it will break easily.<br />I used this material for my third model because I wanted test if it was a good material for my final product but it wasn’t because it is hard for a 2-5 child.<br />I used this material for my second model to make out because I wanted to test if it would work for my final product.<br />This is not a good material to be used for my final product because it has layers of plywood which will fall off. <br />Page Number 15<br />
  44. 44. Testing different Materials<br />Laser cutter and card <br />I didn’t have any safety rules  for using this tools.<br />I had use the laser cutter to show the image on the card.<br />Paint, pencil, scissices, ruler, cardboard, scarf knife and coloured paper <br />I didn’t have any safety rules for using this tools but aspect for using a scary knife.<br />I had use paper to make this model and paint and cardboard.<br />This material was not good for my final product to be made out of because it can be torn.<br />I had use plastazote to make this model. <br />Paint, card, pencil, rubber and fro material I used plastazote<br />I didn’t have any safety rules for using this tools.<br />This material was not good for my final product to be made out of because it is not strong.<br />This material was not good for my final product because I don’t like this material.<br />I didn’t have any safety rules for using the laser cutter.<br />Glue, laser cutter and for material I used acrylic <br />I had use acrylic to make this model out on the laser cutter. <br />Page Number 16<br />
  45. 45. Testing different Materials<br />The tools that I this model used to make this were a machine, colors, and wood<br />The health and safety for making this model was to wear goggles while the laser cutter was cutting the model and also to stay awake from the laser cutter abet.<br />If this was in a industry they would use a special machine like how I have used one to cut the product for me and they will vanish they product to make it look stand out and catch the users eyes.<br />My final product is going to be made out of this material because it is strong and it can be recycled easily.<br />Conclusion of my models<br />While I was testing different materials for my final design models, I thought that the best material to use for my final was wood (MDF) because it gives the look that I want for my final product and also MDF is cheap to use and that i don't have to spend a lot on my product and i can also make profit while I made my product . The other materials that i used to make my models were card, cardboard, plastazote and acrylic . I didn't like my model that was made out of card and cardboard but my models that were made out o f plastazote was ok but it can break easily while the user will be using it and my fourth model that I made was made out of acrylic which was ok but it was hard and some of my shapes had sharp edges and that will hit the child easily so for my final product i will use wood MDF which i like.<br />Page Number 17<br />
  46. 46. Toosl used testing different Materials<br />Cutting Mat<br />When cutting out my language learning toy and other pieces of my work, I had to use a cutting mat to protect the surface but also it gives a flat surface to cut on. The safety issues of cutting mat are:<br />-The safety issues of a cutting mat are that it must be placed on a flat surface so that it doesn’t fall and slip of.<br />Scalpel <br />The scalpel was used when I needed to cut my charity box and also to cut out the net of my shape. The safety issues of a scalpel are:<br />-The lid must be put on back after use.<br />-Always use a cutting mat to protect the surface.<br />Materials for models <br />For my language learning toy had to use materials like cardboard and paper for my work.<br />The safety issues of cardboard and paper are:<br />A safety rule would to not cut yourself on the card and paper.<br />Pen/ pencils <br />The pen/pencil was used when I needed to draw my toy and also to draw out the shape so that I know how it will look like.<br />What type of machine used to make model <br />The machine that I used for my third and final model was a laser cutter which cutted it out for me and then I had to fit it in together.<br />Other Materials for models <br />I used cardboard for my first model and for the second model I used plastrazote and for the third model I used acrylic and for the final model I used MDF wood to taste if it would work for my final product and it’s a long lasting wood.<br />Tools used to make the models<br />The tools that I used for all my models were glue, wood vanish, ruler (measurement), brush and a cutting mat.<br />Page Number 18<br />
  47. 47. Shop Survey pictures<br />WHAT?: these are the pictures that I took for my shop survey.<br />WHY?: to help me with my ideas and project.<br />HOW?: by looking at them and get ideas from it and change them to my own ways of using them. <br />Page Number 19 <br />
  48. 48. Shop Survey evaluation <br />Shop survey:<br />I went to some toy shops and I saw a lot of different types of toys. The first toy shop was Toys R us that I went into had all different type of toys and the other shop I went to was ELC had some soft toys from the age 1-3 yrs. I saw a lot of plastic and cotton toys in ELC. The toys were very bright colors to catch children eyes so that they parents can buy it for them. I saw toys in Toy R us that I had drawn for my rough ideas<br />WHAT?: this is my shop survey that I did for my project<br />Evaluation:<br />In this shop survey I saw lots of toys with different themes and what they do to help the child of different ages. I think that this shop survey was very helpful because it give me an idea of what I will design and make at the end of my project. <br />WHY?: I did this shop survey because I wanted to see the different kind of toys compared to mine ones and to get ideas<br />HOW?: I visited the toy shop and took pictures of different toys with different themes. <br />Page Number 20<br />
  49. 49. Questionniare<br />6.Usually attract your attention when you are buying a toy for your child?<br /><ul><li>What Shape
  50. 50. Colours
  51. 51. Safety </li></ul>7.What size would you prefer the toy to be?<br /><ul><li>Small
  52. 52. Medium
  53. 53. Large </li></ul>8.If you were to buy educational toy , what would you want the child to learn?<br /><ul><li>Alphabet
  54. 54. Numbers
  55. 55. Language
  56. 56. Shape</li></ul>9.If you were to buy language toy, what language would you like your child to learn?<br /><ul><li>Spanish
  57. 57. French
  58. 58. Italian
  59. 59. German
  60. 60. Other</li></ul>10.Where do you usually buy your toys from?<br /><ul><li>Argos
  61. 61. Toys R us
  62. 62. ELC </li></ul>What age is your child?<br /><ul><li>1-2
  63. 63. 2-3
  64. 64. 3-4
  65. 65. 4+</li></ul>What sort of toy do you buy for your child?<br /><ul><li>Educational
  66. 66. Fun </li></ul>What gender is your child?<br /><ul><li>Male
  67. 67. Female </li></ul>How much you willing to spend on the toy?<br /><ul><li>£5-£10
  68. 68. £10-£15
  69. 69. £15-£20
  70. 70. £20-25</li></ul>Are you more interested in safety or aesthetical appeal?<br /><ul><li>Safety
  71. 71. Aesthetical</li></ul>WHAT? This is my question search to help find out what type of toys will parents buy for they kids.<br />WHY? To help find our parents toy choice for they children<br />HOW? By me asking the parents choices. <br />Page Number 21 <br />
  72. 72. Results <br />There was more parents who had children from the 2-3and 1-2 and not that much from the age 3-4 and 4+<br />In my questionnaire there was lots of parents who had female children who has token part .<br />This question for me to ask parents as it will help me through my project to decided what I will make.<br />This graph shows us that massive parents go for cheap toy instead of expensive. This inform me to use cheap materials so I can sell it as a cheap price.<br />In this graph we can see that more parents prepare safety toys then Aesthetical.<br />Here it shows that colours are the main common thing that attract parents attention. It will help me to use bright/vibrate colours rather than light colours.<br />Page Number 22<br />
  73. 73. Results continues...<br />This graph inform us that medium is the best size to make toys as it is not too small or too big and about 50% parents buy medium size toy for their children.<br />Most parents would like their children to learn alphabets as it is the first thing you learn when you are a baby.<br />In this graph it inform us that more than 50% parents wants their children to learn other language.<br />This graph shows that most parents buy toy for their children from Argos instead of ELC.<br />Page Number 23<br />
  74. 74. Research Analysis <br />As a part of my research I did a questionnaire to find more about parents interest toward a learning toy. This can help me in my project to make/design a better toy for my target audience. From this questionnaire I found out what type of toy would most parents buy for their children's.<br />I also look at exiting product to see how its made I found out a lot about different materials that existing toys are made. I know now why some toys are expensive than other that due to their materials that they have used because some materials are expensive and are strong which then last long.<br />After I did a mood board I collected range of toys. I looked at an educational learning toys from which I found out that most of the toys that were made for young children were bright and vibrant colors.<br />From this research I found out that how to look at other things that has something got to do with your project to help you out and also to give ideas through your work. My opinion to all this that I have done is that is interesting and you get to learn facts about children that you might have not known before.<br />The research that I have collected is useful for my project and I will use it through my project to help me put with it if I didn’t really get anything<br />The next step that I am going to take is going to be designing toys that I might have in mind of what I will do and what I will make when I have finished all my paper work which I am half way through.<br />Page Number 24<br />
  75. 75. Social, Moral, Economical issues <br />Whilst I was coming to my final product decision on how I was going to create my design I had a look at all the different toys from different stores and the way they were designed were simply. I looked at one store which was TOYS R US because I like they store toys because they all got to do with language and educational.<br />As I was thinking about my final product I was thinking of the gender as a moral factor. I could make it fro boys and girls because it will help them learn their time and a language.<br />The toy clock should be easily played with for the age group that I have done it for. If I was to do it for kids younger then I think that they should used simply things like an alphabet toy with an image of a image to present the alphabet.<br />Economic issues are important when making any sort of product that will be batched produced as cost and material, staff should be considered that I have designed a template which the manufacturer can use to manufacture my product that I have made. Once I have finished the design I only have to print it out on the laser cutter and just put the parts together. My product is not going to cost a lot because all the materials that I have used for it are all cheap. When the materials are bought in bulks it becomes more cheaper and the profit starts to increase. My product is made using MDF WOOD. MDF WOOD can be recycled and it is an recycled material.<br />Page Number 25<br />
  76. 76. Design Specification <br />Ergonomics<br />Durability<br />User<br />Aesthetics <br />My product it last up to 4 or 5 months and if not for longer then 3 months.<br />My product will not harm young children because it will be simple and light and also easy to use.<br />My product will look really bright and colourful in order to make it eye catchy and to show its for young children.<br />The user for my product will be pre-school children age from 2-4.<br />Environment <br />Size<br />Colour<br />My product will not be made of anything that will harm the environment but you can recycle it to help the environment.<br />The size of my product will be in width will be 180 mm and length also the same. <br />The colour of the my clock will be creamy and the numbers will rainbow colours .<br />Cost<br />Textures<br />The product will be smooth and attractive.<br />The cost of my product will be around 25. my product will sell cheap as it material cost me less.<br />Shape<br />Form<br />Function<br />Materials<br />My product will be in the form of a toy which can be sell in shops like Toys R Us or Early Learning Centre.<br />The material that I will be using is wood because it last longing.<br />It will be a circle clock with numbers and pictures of what you do in the day while the time goes past.<br />The function of my toy will be that it will teach young children number clock with pictures in order that will help them read they clock.<br />Production<br />First I will design my product then I will start making the shape of my clock which is main shape that I need.<br />It will be safe as the toy will have smooth and will not have any small pieces that will harm children.<br />Safety<br />Page Number 26<br />
  77. 77. Designing – 32 Marks(Development of design proposals, including modelling)<br />Imaginative and innovative ideas have been developed, demonstrating creativity, flair and originality. Further developments made to take account of ongoing research<br />A coherent and appropriate design strategy, with clear evidence of a planned approach, adopted throughout<br />The implications of a wide range of issues including social, moral, environmental and sustainability, are taken into consideration and inform the development of the design proposals<br />Excellent development work through experimentation with a wide variety of techniques and modelling (including CAD where appropriate) in order to produce a final design solution<br />Appropriate materials/ingredients and components selected with full regard to their working properties<br />Fully detailed and justified product/manufacturing specification taking full account of the analysis undertaken<br />
  78. 78. The idea for this chair can from a perfume bottle. <br />This chair can be made using foam.<br />Note - This folder has a great deal of modelling , you can however generate a wide range if drawn ideas with a smaller number of models and still access the top marks. <br />I got the idea for this design by looking at people sitting on the stairs. You can sit on the second step and the first step will support your back and your feet can rest on the last step. <br />I will make this design out of plain cardboard and when finished will paint it the desired colour.<br />Swing Chair - This can be attached to a ceiling. The top part of this chair will be made of cardboard and the bottom can be made of fabric and rubber. <br />Initial Ideas....<br />
  79. 79. Layers of cardboard stuck together to make the chairs stronger and give more support.<br />These chairs are quite straightforward and simple. They don’t require a lot of stuff to make just cardboard , scissors and glue; however these chairs are quite strong because of their structure as you can see above. After making these chairs they can easily be painted by poster paints.<br /> Further Simple Ideas....<br />
  80. 80. This is quite a unique design as it is a swing chair that looks more or less like a single sofa!<br />It is a simple design made entirely out of foam, strings, painted lolly sticks, and glue.<br />Model 1<br />
  81. 81. This is the same design as the previous one apart from the only variation which is the material. When made out of foam it didn’t look appealing so I made it again but this time using corrugated plastic.<br />Model 2<br />
  82. 82. This is quite a modern piece of furniture. It is basically a chair that can be sat on in two ways. <br />1st one sit on a closed box shaped chair. <br />2nd one you can open the chair and make it higher.<br />This chair is more traditional than modern. It is very simple and boring. It is very common and old fashion. The base can easily be made out of cardboard with the fabric on top to make it more comfortable and soft. The fabric will also help to look realistic.<br />Further Ideas...<br />
  83. 83. This is a model of one of my designs seen earlier. There are two ways in which this functions, you can either sit on it when it is closed- like the top two pictures- or you can open it up to increase the height- like in the bottom two pictures. There is a spring connected the two pieces, and this is what increases the height of the chair. <br />Model 3<br />
  84. 84. similar<br />This is a very modern and different design, as you can see above this is a two-seater chair. It very much resembles an orange peel from the side <br />This chair could be made using foam or aeroply. Aeroply is the best for curves and bending.<br />Curvy Initial Idea<br />
  85. 85. This is actually a two-seater chair model. The idea is for the two people to slide into the loop and lay down there in a relaxing position. I have taken images from various angles in order to give a clear image of the design.<br />Model 4<br />
  86. 86. Moving on from the previous design, this model is just a variation of it. Basically, instead of the round loop, this design has a pentagon shape at the top which is connecting the two sides of the chairs. Also this model is for a sitting-up position as I have given it some legs to stand on. <br />Model 5<br />
  87. 87. This is yet another variation of my previous design. As you can see it is only the top that has changed again. This time it is joined again but not like before. As you can see, I have fan folded the card at the top to make an arch kind of shape that is connected the two sides of the chair. <br />Model 6<br />
  88. 88. In the first picture you can see on of my earlier designs - what I actually started with. In the last picture you can see my recent design. My recent models have changed the position of sitting from a laying down position [first picture] to a more formal and sitting up position [last picture]. In order to make the standing chair I had to try and make the foam bend and stay in that position. After many unsuccessful tries to glue it in that position I tried to experiment with the line bender and the foam – which surprisingly worked really well, as you can see in the picture on the left.<br />Line Bended<br />Model 7<br />
  89. 89. While making this curvy chair I used and experimented with many materials like foam and card; however, I think that the best material was aeroply mainly because of its qualities. It looks like wood and is flexible /bendy. Before using this material for any further for modelling or for a final project I experimented with some of its properties.<br />Below you can the test I did on Aeroply:<br />As you can see above a single layer of aeroply can bend nicley, but too much bending can cause it to rupture. Therefore to give it support and strength I ‘laminated’ two layers of aeroply together using wood adhesive. After doing this, you can not break the aeroply no matter how much you try.<br />Experimenting with Aeroply...<br />
  90. 90. The design is actually the same as one of my earlier designs, where the person is required to lay down. I have placed a mannequin in the pictures on the left just to show this. I chose to make this model out of Aeroply because it is more bendable and strong material.<br />Model 8<br />
  91. 91. This is a further variation of my last design. In the previous design, the top of the two chairs was joined to give a round shape, whereas in this one I have changed the top and now have them wedged together by slotting one into a opening made on the other one. This is clearly shown in the last picture above.<br />Model 9<br />
  92. 92. This chair is a modification of one of my card model shown earlier. It is made from aeroply and the difference between this model and the previous aeroply model is that, firstly, this is a sitting-position chair. And secondly like the card model, these are two separate chairs that are slotted together from the top. A closer look at this is shown in the last picture.<br />Model 10<br />
  93. 93. Wooden<br /> Dowels<br />This is another model that I made from aeroply. It looks pretty similar to the previous one, and the only thing different with this is the way this chair is held together. This chair stuck together by the use of glue, and an additional piece of wood under it to give it extra support, I have also stuck a piece of wooden dowel at the top joining the chairs more effectively. <br />Model 11<br />
  94. 94. This is the final model I made – this too is made out of Aeroply and looks similar to the previous two models made, the difference in this is that these two chairs are held together by wires that run through the two laminated layers. The wire was covered with glue before it was inserted to ensure that it stays stuck together.<br />Model 12<br />
  95. 95. Making – 32 Marks<br />Final outcome(s) shows a high level of making/modelling/finishing skills and accuracy<br />Selected and used appropriate tools, materials and/or technologies including, where appropriate, CAM correctly, skilfully and safely<br />Worked independently to produce a rigorous and demanding outcome<br />Quality controls are evident throughout the project and it is clear how accuracy has been achieved<br />The outcome has the potential to be commercially viable and is suitable for the target market<br />
  96. 96. Product...<br />I took pictures of the progress I was making, I decided to make 3 separate games, the first game is show in this picture in the distance, it involved me making 12 of the toy pieces in different colours. This was the easiest part of the overall making, I used the ideas I had gotten from my models to make them with acrylic plastic, the had the top and the bottom as the full shape however the insides were thing rings, this not only saved material but made the parts lighter for the child. This design was made for all 36 pieces. In the second image it shows the second game which is based around the idea of simple three lettered words being spelt horizontally across the game. Both of these images show that I decided to make the game pieces first and make the product around it so I was sure it would be suitably proportioned. <br />
  97. 97. I decided when designing my third game that I would cut out white backgrounds and then place the black backgrounds into the spaces. This image shows just how the white backgrounds were cut out from the laser cutter, the inside words have been purposely removed.<br />To make the parts that displayed the language part of the toy I had to carefully removed the middle parts from the words and replace them with the other parts so it was completely sealed together. This proved difficult because the parts were smaller due to the design.<br />To make the third game up to high standards the main part was to make sure the words were clear and professional looking, to do this I placed them on tape as shown in the image and then placed the larger pieces onto them, this secured them and helped them go into the correct places.<br />
  98. 98. When I moved on to making my box I had to consider how I would place it together, I decided to rout the edges of the box so that the sides slot nicely into place, I would add wood glue to increase the strength of the joints. I routed these by using a machine set at a specific angle. This is the main method of joints used throughout the making of my product. The roof was more complicated, I had to decide hoe the cross over would work. Eventually I chose to rout the front and back and the sides however the slanted parts I decided to cut at an angle through trial and testing. I then would place the parts into the correct places until they fit properly. <br />
  99. 99. When I originally designed my product I thought that because the top of the Parthenon would have been hollow maybe I could store the pieces in there, however after considering the size of the pieces I realised this would not have been a solution. Therefore I came up with the idea of storing the pieces in an additional draw, I made the draw out of MDF and separated it into three sections one for each game, the draw had to be measured accurately so the parts were securely in place. I added a front to the draw so when it closed it became part of the box, also I added a handle so the child would be able to get into the draw and therefore play the game easier.<br />
  100. 100. I attached the base of the Parthenon using wood glue, however the poles are glued into place to the base of the box, this makes it more stable.<br />This is the base of the roof, I had to line it up with the poles to ensure everything was accurate.<br />The box is measured so the draw slides in and out accurately, the box is made from beech wood it is joint together using routed joints and wood glue. To make sure the box is accurate I added material, however I then cut this down when I was sure this was accurate. I then had to use wood filler to fill in the gaps from where the routing was not accurate, I had to then sand this down using a hand held machine.<br />
  101. 101. The draw is jointed together using teeth, the front of the box is glued onto the draw and a handle is drilled into place, the draw is separated into three sections, this is for each of the games, the child can keep the draw open while playing with the toy as shown in the first picture. The last game is the one that is specific to the child and the project brief. It teaches the child simple Italian words, the plastic toys slot onto the poles, once the poles are finished the roof is then added to add an authentic look. The child is able to hold the pieces safely because they are big, also they are not toxic. These are all safety factors which I considered when designing.<br />
  102. 102. This is an image of the first game, the idea of the first game is to teach the child about different flags, I made a booklet to go with this game, so the child simply has to choose the correct pieces and then put them in order, although this game is away from the original project brief I thought it would be a good idea to appeal to the creative side of the child. It is limited to just four types of flag as a prototype, but the flags that can be used should preferably have three colours, therefore it is hard to expand on the real model.<br />
  103. 103. This image shows game 2 which has an aim to teach the child simple three letter words in English, as you can see from the image the bottom row reads ‘FLY’ the next one up reads ‘DOG’ the next one ‘CAT’ and the top row reads ‘APE’. Although the words are restricted within the instruction booklet which goes with the game, the child is able to become creative and perhaps find other words that can be made out of the letters provided. If a real model was created I would suggest perhaps having a certain amount of pieces and having at least one piece with one letter from the alphabet, with vowels having more than on piece. <br />
  104. 104. The third and final game that the child can choose from is the one that ensures I have meet my project brief. As you can se from the image above it has a selection of words, the images of these words are displayed on the orange toy pieces, the English words on blue ones and the Italian words on green one, this helps the child notice clearly the difference between each of the languages. There is a booklet that goes with this game to ensure that once the child has played with the game, it can check it answers in reference to the booklet.<br />
  105. 105. This is an image to show the final product and the toy pieces stored in the draw.<br />This image shows the final product with its draw closed.<br />
  106. 106. Testing and Evaluation – 12 Marks<br />Detailed testing and evaluation as appropriate throughout the designing and making process taking account of client/user or third party opinion<br />All aspects of the final outcome have been tested against the design criteria and/or the product/manufacturing specification<br />Evaluate and justify the need for modifications to the product and consideration given as to how the outcome might need to be modified for commercial production<br />
  107. 107. Testing<br />
  108. 108. Testing [continued...]<br />
  109. 109. In my design brief I was asked to design and make a toy furniture out of cardboard. My product however does not meet this specification and the reason being my designing. Most of my designs are very curvy and therefore could not be made out of cardboard so I used Aeroply instead.<br />This product will not look as appealing to its users as it might to other people. Because of the unusual design of the chair it won’t attract children as they prefer things that are simple but decorative. This product might not exactly be the type of toy young children are imploring to buy. <br />The product overall is quite safe as it has no sharp edges, splinters or bits sticking out. Most of the design is curved so its not a hazard for any child; However, in one version of the final product the chair is designed to have a pointed top.<br />From my graphs [shown earlier] I know that most people wanted a toy furniture that was between 20 – 30 cm tall. My final product is close to or probably a little bigger that this size so I’ve clearly I’ve met this specification pretty well.<br />The design I chose to do for my final product didn’t let me follow most of my specifications – as they were either impossible or extremely hard to do. e.g. It was unattainable to make the curvy shape out of recycled cardboard look rounded and appealing. <br />Evaluation<br />
  110. 110. I think that the quality of my final product is quite good because it looks like something that could really be sold in a shop; however, I feel that it would have looked better if it was painted or something because it looks too plain. If I was to make this product again I would perhaps experiment with putting fabric on it or painting it so it doesn’t look so ‘empty’. I may also try adding some designs, holes or engrave things on it.<br />One of the major changes I made as I was progressing with the coursework as a whole was of the material used. Primarily, I was only restricted to using cardboard as it was eco-friendly and part of the name of my project, but later on I discovered that the curvy and bendy designs I had in mind could not be made from recycled card at all, or wouldn’t look appealing enough and as a result I decided to make most of my models out of foam and card and the final out of aeroply.<br />I am very pleased with how nice the rounded bits look on the chair - they look much better than I had expected, whoever has seen my final product find the curvy bits as interesting as the design, if not more. I am also very content with the quality of my final product. I really like the way its made and the final outcome is quite appealing. Although, if I had the chance I would probably do something about the colour of the chair, I’d paint it or cover it with fabric in order to make it look more appealing and attractive.<br />Evaluation [continued...]<br />
  111. 111. In order to check what kind of reactions my final product would get if I was to introduce it in the market, I carried out a small survey directed at my target market and people who were most likely going to be my future customers.<br />Consumer Satisfaction Questionnaire<br />
  112. 112. How much are you willing <br />to pay for this chair?<br />Do you like the appearance<br /> of the chair?<br />What do you think about the <br />size of the chair? <br />Do you think the chair is good for its intended use?<br />Is the product good enough <br />to be sold in shops?<br />Consumer Satisfaction Results<br />
  113. 113. Evaluation of Models…<br />
  114. 114. Evaluation of Models…<br />
  115. 115. While I was designing and making the products I thought about many other ideas and possible modifications I could add to the current designs to make it better and more interesting. Unfortunately, I ran out of time so I’ve drawn sketches (below) to show the possible things I would change or make as models if not the final product... <br />This design is very similar to the ones I did earlier; the only difference is that this design is more spikey.This design is probably a lot more difficult to make than the ones before as it has a very complicated shape. However, if I was to make this product I would make it for an older – more mature target market as the pointy bits can be a serious health hazard to children.<br />Modifications<br />
  116. 116. I find this design very interesting as it is pretty different to the ones I have been doing. The bottom of each chair – instead of going out makes a wavy shape under the chair, giving it a very interesting side look once both are stuck together. Also as an alternative to the sides bending to make the chair I’ve designed it in a way that the top half has to be made separately and later on attached to the two chair stuck together.<br />Modifications<br />

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