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Unit 14: Design processes

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: The use of a design process
  • Topic 2: Prototype development 
  • Topic 3: Industrial and commercial contexts
  • Topic 4: Critical analysis, testing and evaluation
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  • Topic 5: Third party testing and evaluation
  • Topic 6: Tools, equipment and processes
  • Topic 7: Accuracy in design and manufacture
  • End of unit assessment

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

Summary

This unit takes a very thorough guided tour through the design process and the many varied routes that can be taken. From idea generation, through to planning and prototyping, critical evaluation, testing and modification, lessons look at how to get the best from an NEA project brief. Also considered is the selection of tools and equipment and the strategies employed to achieve accuracy in manufacturing.

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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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Inside the Unit...

  • Download Free Sample 14.0mb

    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: The use of a design process
    • Topic 2: Prototype development 
    • Topic 3: Industrial and commercial contexts
    • Topic 4: Critical analysis, testing and evaluation
    • Download sample lesson above
    • Topic 5: Third party testing and evaluation
    • Topic 6: Tools, equipment and processes
    • Topic 7: Accuracy in design and manufacture
    • End of unit assessment

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

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