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Unit 11: Product design considerations

7552 Product Design

 
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Areas Covered

This unit consists of seven topics, each more substantial than a single lesson and intended to be covered over the course of a week.

Topic 1: Product development and improvement
Topic 2: Inclusive design
Topic 3: Safe working practices
Topic 4: Protecting designs and intellectual property 
Topic 5: Manufacture, repair, maintenance and disposal
Topic 6: Efficient manufacturing techniques
Topic 7: Designed for disassembly
End of unit assessment

There are worksheets, homework tasks, and an assessment test, each with answers included in this unit.

Summary

In this unit, students will critically analyse and evaluate products, draw up design and manufacturing specifications, and create two- and three-dimensional prototypes in a variety of materials. Considerations for end users is highlighted, including a wide range of adaptations for the very young, the elderly and disabled users. A deep understanding of health and safety issues is delivered in addition to conducting risk assessments. The unit also ensures students show an awareness of protecting intellectual property, understand the 6Rs of sustainability and know how manufacturers create responsible products that are fit for purpose.

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Teachers' Toolkit

The A Level units have been written to satisfy the specification for the AQA 7552 Product Design qualification. Each unit contains:

PowerPoint slides for each topic
Detailed lesson plans
Learning objectives and outcomes
Worksheets and homework activities with answers
End-of-unit, exam-style assessment test with answers
Other material and links to online resources

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    Areas Covered

    This unit consists of seven topics, each more substantial than a single lesson and intended to be covered over the course of a week.

    Topic 1: Product development and improvement
    Topic 2: Inclusive design
    Topic 3: Safe working practices
    Topic 4: Protecting designs and intellectual property 
    Topic 5: Manufacture, repair, maintenance and disposal
    Topic 6: Efficient manufacturing techniques
    Topic 7: Designed for disassembly
    End of unit assessment

    There are worksheets, homework tasks, and an assessment test, each with answers included in this unit.

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