3D Printing: The Design Brief, Design Specs and Product Test

We’ve explored TinkerCad as a way to create our designs.

We’ve written summaries for our research into 3D printing.

We’ve interviewed 3 possible clients for our project.

These are all important stages of our research. Now it is time to write up the Design Brief, the Design Specs and the Product Test. All combined, these things will make up your Investigation and will be assessed on Criterion A.

The Design Problem and Design Brief

Here is an excellent resource that describes the purpose of the design problem and the design brief. After reading through the resource, write down what you feel the design problem and design brief are for your chosen client. Be sure to include appropriate information from our research (your research summary, TinkerCAD explorations, etc.) in your work.

Design Specifications

The design specifications are a list of requirements that your design ideas should fulfill as well as a list of constraints that you need to be mindful of. Your design specifications should not limit your ability to design or create your final product. They should help you identify things such as the objective of your solution (what will it accomplish?), details about the finished product, and the intended usage of your final product. Many of these things should come from your discussions with your client. Your design specs should be divided into three categories: Required (“My design must…”), Desirable (“It would be nice if…”), and Constraints (“My design cannot…”). Write down as many meaningful design specs as you can find.

Product Test

How will you test your final product against your design specifications? How will you test how effective your final product is at solving the design problem you identified? You need to think about these measures of success now so that you can objectively evaluate your product at the end of this project.

These three things make up the Investigation stage of your project. This needs to be written up and submitted to Veracross. It will then be assessed and you will have the opportunity to resubmit it if you like.

References:
MYP Design and Technology
Discovery College MYP Technology

The Design Brief, Design Specs and Product Test

We’ve explored using Scratch as well as some existing educational games on Scratch.

We’ve had a chance to interview the kindergarten students to get an idea of what they are like and what they are learning.

These are both important stages of our research. Now it is time to write up the Design Brief, the Design Specs and the Product Test. All combined, these things will make up your Investigation and will be assessed on Criterion A.

The Design Problem and Design Brief

Here is an excellent resource that describes the purpose of the design problem and the design brief. After reading through the resource, write down what you feel the design problem and design brief are for this unit. Be sure to include appropriate information from our research (Scratch tutorials, discussions on game design, interviews with kindy students) in your work.

Design Specifications

The design specifications are a list of requirements that your design ideas should fulfill as well as a list of constraints that you need to be mindful of. Your design specifications should not limit your ability to design or create your final product. They should help you identify things such as your intended audience, the objective of your solution (what will it accomplish?), details about the finished product, and the intended usage of your final product. Your design specs should be divided into three categories: Required (“My design must…”), Desirable (“It would be nice if…”), and Constraints (“My design cannot…”).

Product Test

How will you test your final product against your design specifications? How will you test how effective your final product is at solving the design problem you identified? You need to think about these measures of success now so that you can objectively evaluate your product at the end of this project.

These three things make up the Investigation stage of your project. This needs to be written up and submitted to Veracross. It will then be assessed and you will have the opportunity to resubmit it if you like.

References:
MYP Design and Technology
Discovery College MYP Technology