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Problem solving

Responding to different user needs in culture and society

 
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Areas Covered

  • Lesson 1 Identifying users’ needs and wants
  • Lesson 2 Specification development
  • Lesson 3 Design for the disabled
  • Lesson 4 Problem solving
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  • Lesson 5 Personalised design
  • Lesson 6 Critical evaluation

There are 6 worksheets, homework tasks and an assessment in this unit.

Summary

This unit enables students to understand how products are created to solve users’ needs and wants. It is set in a context that ensures empathy is used to realise that everybody is different and may have very specific requirements. Starting with product analysis, students are taught to question form, function and accessibility in order to decide on design criteria in the form of a specification. Through practical activities, students experience physical restrictions allowing them to empathise with disabled users, arming them with motivation to design and make innovative prototypes using iterative design. Reflection and critical evaluation is encouraged throughout the unit.

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The currently available units have been written to satisfy the new National Curriculum for Design and Technology. They are designed for teaching at KS3 but individual lessons in some units may also be appropriate for teaching Key Stages 2 or 4, particularly where Year 10 students may not previously have been exposed to certain topics.

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Inside the Unit...

  • Download Free Sample 9.4mb

    Areas Covered

    • Lesson 1 Identifying users’ needs and wants
    • Lesson 2 Specification development
    • Lesson 3 Design for the disabled
    • Lesson 4 Problem solving
    • Download sample lesson above
    • Lesson 5 Personalised design
    • Lesson 6 Critical evaluation

    There are 6 worksheets, homework tasks and an assessment in this unit.

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