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									GCSE Coursework Guidance for Graphics
The following is a list of pages to be included in your design folder. Include technical information relevant to graphics, personal comments and user opinions in all of your work. Use words, pictures and diagrams to present your work and use pencil crayons to add colour. Any work not completed by a given deadline will not be graded. Please be aware that if sufficient work is not graded you will be entered for the Foundation Tier. The final product must be manufactured in school but you are allowed to complete the design work at home. Collect your project after the 31 October. Projects not collected by 31 December will be recycled. You will need to design a point of sale display and promotional material for one of the following: A Perfume Product, a Music Band or a Restaurant. Week 1 Planner and Task Page 1 - Produce a simple planner showing deadlines for each stage (i.e. Research to be completed by week three, Development by week six, Plan by week seven, Production by week nineteen and Evaluation by week twenty) present as a Gantt chart. Page 2 - Write the task as a spider diagram: “Design and make a product for user. The design is to include the use of graphic media and must be capable of mass production in school.” Underline key words and pull out items to research about the product: form (what it looks like – shape, style, colour, size), function (what it does – entertains, educates, stores, displays), manufacture (how it is made – materials, tools, techniques) and use (who uses it and why - (age, abilities, preferences, likes/dislikes, regulations, etc). Week 2 Research Page 3 - Look at products in terms of materials used (form, function, manufacture and use). Page 4 – Look at users (ages, abilities, preferences, likes/dislikes, income, regulations, etc). Make sure you say where the information came from: primary sources (products, people, etc) and secondary sources (BSI and COSHH regulations, books, magazines, internet, etc). Be selective; only include research that will help you (i.e. relevant to your design). Place any „left over‟ research in a separate A4 Appendix. Week 3 Analysis and Specification Page 5 – In your analysis explain how you obtained the information, how you used primary and secondary sources, how the research helped you and decisions/conclusions you have made as a result of your work (e.g. …the client has said they would like the product on a desk, the average size of products was 200x200x150, as this will fit on a desk my product cannot be any bigger than…). Look at function (what the product has to do – promote, sell, inform, display), aesthetics (colours, shapes, form, etc.), ergonomics (sizes, regulations, etc), durability (lifespan, maintenance, etc), materials (paper, card, board, polystyrene, etc.), production (jigs, guides, templates, industrial production, CAD, CAM, etc), finish (pens, pencils, paint, etc) and user preferences (colours, likes/dislikes, environmental issues, assembly, etc). Page 6 - Start your specification as follows: “To be successful my product must:” and continue with a numbered list of exact statements (e.g. fit in a pocket 150x150x20, have no parts smaller than 30mm, make use of a drilling jig, CAD, CAM, etc) if I need to ask what you mean then you have not been specific/exact enough. Justify each statement. Chris Jeffcoate 21/11/2009

Week 4 to 5 Ideas and Evaluation Page 7 – Idea 1 Page 8 – Idea 2 Page 9 – Idea 3 Start your ideas with a logo and show how the logo could be applied to a range of products: a poster, a point of sale display, a package, a business card, a letterhead or a promotional item (badge, key ring, T shirt, mug, etc), use isometric or perspective views, use orthographic views to show possible construction details, surface finishes and materials. Explain how the product might be produced in industry (materials, printing techniques and processes). Page 10 – Start your evaluation by comparing each of your ideas to the specification, comment on successes and suggest improvements. Talk to the user, record their opinions and decide which idea or combination of ideas you will pursue. Write about cost, effectiveness, environmental impact, ease of production, aesthetics, ergonomics, function, safety, etc. Week 6 to 7 Development Page 11 – Develop your logo - try different techniques, graphic media and CAD. Page 12 – Develop your 2D product – include text, lettering, graphics and promotions. Page 13 – Develop your 3D product - make foam board or card models and use CAD. Week 8 Design and Plan Page 14 - Produce an orthographic working drawing showing a front elevation of your 3D product, a plan and a side view. Include dimensions, tolerances, a parts/cutting list and drawings of any jigs, guides and templates that you will use in production. Page 15 - Produce a time plan for your product showing stages of production, construction details, times/deadlines and what you will have to do to avoid down time (i.e. …if I cannot do this I will…). Highlight quality assurance and control check points in green and health and safety check points in red. Week 9 to 19 Production Organise materials and components in advance. Layout and paint your logo artwork. Scan your logo and use CAD to produce your 2D product. Mark out, cut, shape, assemble and finish your point of sale display on foam board and/or mark out, cut, shape, assemble and finish your package design on thin white card. Check the work at each stage to ensure the close fitting of joints and the quality of construction. Week 20 Evaluation Page 16 – Refer to the specification. Say what you think has been successful in your approach and in your product, explain any changes made and explain how your product made use of jigs, guides, templates CAD and CAM. Explain how it could be developed further to enable industrial production. Talk to the client and try out your product (take care that the work is not damaged). Say how you could improve the product to meet the demands of the user/client in terms of cost, functionality, ergonomic design, environmental and social impact.

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