Product Design and Technology Unit 2: Collaborative Design
There are no prerequisites for this unit.
This unit focusses on students working as members of a team to design a product range or a number of products based on a common theme, or contribute to the design and development of a group project.
Areas of Study
Designing as a Team
- Factors that determine choice of suitable materials.
- The role, purpose, components and structure of a design brief.
- Social, economic, ethical and environmental issues related to design, and the selection of materials.
- Methods of generating ideas, including creative and critical design thinking.
- Design specifications, considerations, constraints and priorities.
- Design research to assist in solving design problems.
- The application of human factors (including ergonomics) to product design.
Producing and Evaluating a Collaboratively Designed Product
- Work as a team to safely make one of the products within the product range or a component part of the team-designed product, based on development work completed in Outcome 1.
- Manage and control risks to safely use tools, equipment, materials and machines.
- Analyse methods used individually and collaboratively to manage the design and production processes and outcomes while producing the product range.
- Cost and availability (including standard forms) of materials.
- Suitability of materials.
- Compatibility of materials.
- Aesthetic appeal of materials.
|Designing as a Team
- Design folios
- Production plans
- Production tasks
- Annotated visual displays
- Website presentations
- Datashow presentations
- Tests (short answer, open book)
- Short written reports (materials testing activities, industry visits, product evaluation report)
- Oral reports
- Practical demonstrations
|Producing and Evaluating a Collaboratively Designed Product
Overall Final Assessment
End of Semester Examination – 1.5 hours.
Information can be obtained from the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority, Victoria, Australia: www.vcaa.vic.edu.au