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Contents of the Design section in the KS3 D&T package

  • Design and designing
  • Models of the design process
  • Designing: how to design
  • Designing by addition, wastage, bending, reforming, rearrangement
Problem Solving
  • Identifying problems and design opportunities
  • How to solve problems
The Design Brief:
Being told what to design
Design brief  
  • Open Brief
  • Closed Brief
Principles of good design
Design principles
Design basics
  • Line
  • Shape
  • Proportion
  • Use of Divine Proportion in architecture
  • Symmetry
  • Form
  • Function
  • Colour
  • Texture
  • Movement
Designing for disassembly and recycling
  • Disassembly
  • Recycling
Things to consider when designing
Specifying what a design must be like
  • Design specification
  • Product specification
Generating ideas
  • Hazy impression of a design
  • New ideas: designing from natural form
  • Using existing ideas
Developing designs
  • Design development animation
  • Design Development: Changing Existing Designs
Making judgments about products and designs
  • Evaluating
  • Evaluations
  • Objective and Subjective Evaluations
  • Analysis
  • Analysis as a "bubble chart"
  • Analysis as a list
  • Analysis: starting with "who, why, what, where, how"
  • Analysing a design brief
Learning from existing designs
Product analysis
Communicating and modelling ideas

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