D.T. Ideas 6 important things to remember about D&T 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. User – who are you making it for? Purpose – what is it for? Design – have design decisions been made? Work/Function – Does it work? Can you use it? Innovative – have you used some original thought and design your product? Authentic – is it real or a gimmick? Does it work? Ideas for D&T Tasks • Marble/Malteaser baskets Building bridges and towers • for a purpose KS1/KS2 – different design spec, different materials Electrical • Circuit-related D&T: Xmas card with star on the top (Upper KS2), card, badges and tin-foil torch. Kites and parachutes Packaging Design E.g. designing a chocolate bar wrapper Packed lunch box Pencil case Moving mechanisms – cams and levers KS1 – Moving picture e.g. boat at sea KS2 – More complex moving picture – 3D / more than one moving part / mechanism. E.g. mouse in a hole. Designing Environments Bus Stop Playground Buses Canteen Textiles KS1 – finger puppets / sock puppets / draft snake KS2 – bags / puppet show / fabric badges with LED / pencil case Food • Designing a healthy lunch User Who are you making it for ? for a child for an adult for a shop What age range is the product for eg baby, teenager, adult, elderly- have you researched the specific needs of the user? Purpose What is the product you are making for? • Look at the unit of work- what is the end product- the aim. • Eg- electrical control eg create a torch to be used in the night by a child camping Design • • • • • Have design decisions been made? Have you thought about the appearance of the product? Have you thought about colour? Does it look interesting? Is it a practical product eg size, material, how it accessed, how will it work eg open and close Do you like it ? Work/ function Does it work? Can you use it? • Is it easy to use ? • Will it last? Or might it break easily? Eg does the box open and close? Does the light switch on and turn off? Does the monster move? • If it is a food product- does it look and taste good? Innovative Have you used some original thought and design in the product? • Are all the products different to look at? Have they all been made using original design • What/ who inspired your design? • Do you think your design is different to your peers’ designs? Authentic Is it real or a gimmick? Does it work? • eg is the bag big enough to hold? can you wear the slippers? does the photo frame stand up and can it display the picture properly? • Would you give this product to somebody ?