Design Process Index Page
If you are to get a high grade you must put effort into this section. Remember, all research must be relevant to your project and constantly refer to the problem you are trying to solve. Produce at least one sheet on each of the following: Suitable materials for your project. Investigate the ways in which materials can be joined together - joints and fixings. The ergonomic factors that apply to your project. Safety factors related to your design problem. Write letters to manufacturers / shops. Research using the library. Research using the Internet / CD-ROMs/DVDs. Interview people with the aim of helping you to solve the design problem (record the interview). Carry out a survey / questionnaire and present the results as a pictogram/table of results Product Review - select an existing product and determine how it could be improved. Collect pictures of existing products - photographs/catalogue pictures. How are existing products manufactured?