Higher Product design - Earlston High School

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Main Design Aspects
•Economics
•Function
•Aesthetics
•Environment
•Ergonomics
•Value for money
•Safety
•Target market
Ecomonics: related to your product
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Cost of product to buy
Cost of product to make
Cost of the product to maintain
Cost of desired materials ‘v’ available
materials
• Cost of desired manufacturing process ‘v’ ‘
available process
• Competition in the market place
• Copyright problems
Function: related to your product
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Primary features
Secondary features
Technology transfer
Size of the product (is it the right size to do the job?)
Maintenance of the product
Planned obsolescence
Aesthetics: related to your product
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Shape
Colour
Texture
Balance
Material
Target market
Mood
Fashion
Product association
Environment: related to your product
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Sustainable
Recycling
Reuse
Repair
Local environment
Shipping
Workforce
How does it effect the user?
How does it effect other people?
Ergonomics: related to your product
• Anthropometrics
the study of the measurements of the human body
• Physiology
the study of how the human body works
Combines with anthropometrics to make products which fit a wide
range of products.
• Psychology
the study of how the human mind works
How the design of a product can make the user feel at ease
with the product.
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Value for money: related to your product
• Shopper will follow brands
• New models must be competitive to enter
market
• Shopper must feel that they are getting a good
product
• If niche or technology transfer can be exploited
then a unique product can be marketed.
Safety: related to your product
• Does the product meet the relevant safety
standards in the country of manufacture and
country of sale?
• Are there any additional safety standards for
the particular user group (I.e. children)
• Are there obvious dangers (flammable
materials, toxic materials, risk of fire, sharp
edges)
Target market: related to your product
• Who will the product be marketed at?
• Can more than one group of users be targeted?
• Can the product create its own niche in the
market?
• Can the product be marketed to fill a need that
was not even recognised by the user?
• Can the product be associated with a product /
event / mood / fashion to increase its
saleability?

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