1.  Objective

1.1  use knowledge and the result of investigations to identify needs and/or opportunities to improve an object or environments in familiar contexts

1.2  understand that while the change may be desirable it may result in problems

1.3  develop the ability to draw designs showing different perspectives of proposed objects

1.4  communicate their design plan using sketches, models and other media including information and communication technologies

1.5  organise work, taking account of constraints and resources

1.6  present design proposal on a ‘design sheet’

1.7  evaluate the feasibility of the design proposal and possible modifications to it, bearing in mind the resources available


2.  Recall

2.1  Brainstorm problems in the environment.

2.2  Make a list of problems in the environment.

2.3  Create a list of questions that will enable you to find out how the problems on your list are a nuisance for other people.

2.4  Survey a group of people and find out what problems they experience in the environment.

2.5  Analyse your survey data and identify a common need in your environment.

2.6  Consider the positive and negative impacts of changing the environment to address the need.

2.7  Create a list of the positive and negative impacts of changing the environment to address the need.

2.8  Draw the designs of your proposed solution to this problem from the following perspectives: Side, Top and Front.

2.9  Make a list of resources needed to create your design.

2.10  Make a list of constraints on you achieving your design.

2.11  Outline a list of tasks required to complete your design and the time it should take to complete each task.

3.  Performance

Create a presentation/poster/video narrative including the following:

3.1  Sketches of your proposed design.

3.2  Models of your proposed design.

3.3  A design sheet that includes:

Simple elevations.

Measurements and scale.

Equipment required.

Aesthetic features.


Objectives of your design and problem it is trying to solve.

3.4  An evaluation of the feasibility of your design.


4.  Assessment

Your artefacts will be evaluated on the following: (100%)

4.1  Your design plan and the different features you included. (18%) (6 x 3%)

4.2  Your sketches of your proposed solution. (18%)

4.3  Your models of your proposed solution.  (18%)

4.4  The accuracy of your evaluations and scales. (18%)

4.5  The feasibility of your timetable, tasks and resources to complete the design. (18%)

4.6  The clarity and design of your presentation/poster/video.  (10%)