Last year, in technology class we had six criteria. But this year, they changed the system and now there are four criteria. The four criteria are the following. Criterion A: Inquiring and Analysing. Criterion B: Developing Ideas. Criterion C: Creating the solution. Criterion D: Evaluating.
Criteria A is very similiar to the old Criteria A–Investigation. This is the criteria in which people need to think about a problem, and then think about whether or not a solution has been made for this problem. Then they need to research about the possible solutions–but not make a definite decision yet–using a variety of different sources. Then in the end, they need to make a design brief which shows the relevant research. The challenge in this criteria is that you need to get many different types of sources in order for the research to be successful.
Criteria B is like a mix of the old Criteria B and C–Design and Plan. People need to make a design brief about what their product needs in order to be successful, and then they have to design multiple prototypes. Then they need to choose the best design and state why they chose that one over the other designs. Then they need to plan out what requirements they have for this product to be made. The challenge here is making different designs that are different from each other but still solve the same problem–there’s no point in just making each product slightly different from each other because then you don’t see all the options.
Criteria C is like the old Criteria D–Create. This starts out with planning exactly what has to be done for creating the product, including time restraints and what resources that will be used. Then they have to create the product, using the right skills, and follows the plan, and actually does what it’s original purpose was. After the product was made, they need to explain if they made any changes to it compared from the original design and why they did that. The challenge for Criteria C is making sure that you follow the plan’s dates, instead of pushing it back to the last minute.
Criteria D is the same concept of the old Criteria E–Evaluation. They need to create a way of checking their product was successful or not, and then take note about if it was successful or not. They test the product against the design specs, which was made in Criteria B. Then they have to note about some improvements about the product, and talk about how the product impacted their audience. I think the challenge in this criteria is being fair about your product, because many people look down upon their product, while it might be really really good.