Topic outline

  • Welcome to the 6th grade Product Design Moodle

    This Moodle contains useful resources and examples of students work to help you understand what is expected of you at each stage of the design cycle. 


    Course Requirements

    You are required to design and manufacture a project that successfully meets the design situation.  A full design folio is mandatory. The product/solution must be able to be created by you with the tools and facilities available to you within the school, with minimal support.  School policy applies for meeting deadlines of each of the individual sections: Criterion A: Inquiring and analyzing, B: Developing ideas, C: Creating the solution, and D: Evaluating. The school 'Academic Honesty Policy' applies to any work submitted for assessment.  Workshop rules and safe working practices must be employed at all times.

    Assessment Deadlines

    Criterion A: 3 weeks - Due the week ending Friday September 25th

    Criterion B: 4 weeks - Due the week ending Friday December 4th

    Criterion C: 3 weeks - Due the week ending Friday December 16th

    Criterion D: 2 weeks - Due the week ending Friday January 15th

  • Topic 1

    The Design Folio

    I will share 4 Google documents with you over the course of the semester, which you must use to record your work for criteria A, B, C, and D.  These documents will be distributed via email.

    Please don't make a copy of the document or share it with me, as I am already the owner of the Google document, so there is no need to share it with me. 

    Your folio of work may include text, tables, charts, images (drawings or photographs).  

    When you create your design ideas and planning drawings, you will need to either scan or take good quality photographs of your drawings, which must be included on the appropriate Google document if the work is to be assessed. 

    Photographs of your drawings must be clear enough to interpret the drawings, and any annotation must be clear to read and legible.  If these images are unclear they will not be assessed.

    Please work directly onto the Google document, and ensure any drawings are included in the document as soon as they are finished, so that there are no issues when meeting deadlines!

  • Topic 2

    Design Situation

    There is a strong market for high quality, hand-crafted and well designed chocolates. The market is always looking for new and innovative approaches to manufacturing that will speed the design and production cycles associated with this industry.


    Design Brief

    Design and create a unique chocolate piece, no larger than 50x50x12mm, that reflects the Art Deco style, using up to date manufacturing methods. 


  • Topic 4

    Criterion A: Inquiring and Analyzing - 8 Marks

    Due the week ending Friday September 25th (3 weeks)

    S1)  Explain and justify the need for a solution to a problem for a specified client/target audience

    S2)  Identify and prioritize primary and secondary research needed to develop a solution to the problem

    S3)  Analyze a range of existing products that inspire a solution to the problem

    S4)  Develop a detailed design brief, which summarizes the analysis of relevant research.

  • Topic 5

    Criterion B: Developing Ideas - 8 Marks

    Due the week ending Friday October 30th (4 weeks)

    S1)  Develop a list of success criteria for the solution (Specification)

    S2)  Present feasible design ideas, which can be correctly interpreted by others

    S3)  Present the chosen design

    S4)  Create a planning drawing/diagram which outlines the main details for making the chosen solution.

  • Topic 6

    Criterion C: Creating the Solution - 8 Marks

    Due the week ending Friday November 20th (3 weeks)

    S1) Outline a plan, which considers the use of resources and time, sufficient for peers to be able to follow to create the solution

    S2) Demonstrate excellent technical skills when making the solution

    S3) Follow the plan to create the solution, which functions as intended and is presented appropriately

    S4) List the changes made to the chosen design and plan when making the solution.

  • Topic 7

    Criterion D: Evaluating - 8 Marks

    Due the week ending Friday December 11th (2 weeks)

    S1)  Outline simple, relevant testing methods, which generate data, to measure the success of the solution

    S2) Outline the success of the solution against the design specification

    S3) Outline how the solution could be improved

    S4)  Outline the impact of the solution on the client/target audience.