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V. Ryan 2007-2014

 

Product Design involves a broad approach to the designing and making of innovative / new products. Pupils/students studying Product Design should work closely with other sections of the site including the Resistant MaterialsDesign Process, Equipment and Processes and Electronics sections. The Graphics section may also be of interest.
     

1. What is Product Design? (1)

2. What is Product Design? (2)

3. What is Product Design? (3)

4. What is Product Design? (4)

 

CLICK HERE FOR THE PRODUCT DESIGN - DESIGN PROCESS AND FREE PRINTABLE PROJECT TEMPLATE

 

INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION

 
1. The Client /Customer
2. What is a Production Line?
3. Introduction to Industrial Production Techniques
4. Scales of Production - an Introduction
 
5. Single Item / Prototype Production - Example 1
6. Single Item / Prototype Production - Example 2
REVISION CARDS - Single Item/Prototype Production
 
7. Batch Production - Example 1
8. Batch Production - Example 2
9. Batch Production Exercise
REVISION CARDS - Batch Production
 
10. Continuous Production - Example 1
11. Continuous Production - Example 2
REVISION CARDS - Continuous Production
 
12. Production Methods - Lesson Starter
 13. A Series of Examination Questions related to Mass Production in a School Workshop
 
14. CIM - Computer Integrated Manufacture - 1
15. CIM - Computer Integrated Manufacture - 2
 
16. Remote Manufacturing
 
17. Continuous Improvement (CI) - Page 1
18. Continuous Improvement (CI) - Page 2
PDF FILE - CLICK HERE FOR PRINTABLE WORKSHEET ON CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT
 

19. Flexible Manufacturing Systems - FMS - 1

20. Flexible Manufacturing Systems - FMS - 2

21. Detailed Example of Flexible Manufacturing - CD / DVD Manufacture

PDF FILE - CLICK HERE FOR PRINTABLE WORKSHEET ON FLEXIBLE MANUFACTURE
 
22. Just in Time
REVISION CARDS - Just in Time
 
ICT IN DESIGN, MARKETING, MANUFACTURING AND DISTRIBUTION
 
1. ICT in Marketing, Business and Industry - Starter
2. ICT as a Marketing Tool
3. Barcodes in Manufacturing, Distribution and Supply
4. QR Codes (Quick Response Codes)
PDF FILE - EXAMINATION QUESTION - ICT and Manufacturing, Marketing and Supply - Examination Question
 
5. Information Communication Technology - Developing and Modelling Ideas
 
REVISION CARDS - Barcodes
REVISION CARDS - Computer Aided Design and Computer Aided Manufacture
 
WHAT IS PLANNED OBSOLESCENCE?
What is Planned Obsolescence?
What is Perceived Obsolescence?
REVISION CARDS - Planned Obsolescence
REVISION CARDS - Perceived Obsolescence
 
MANUFACTURING PROCESS - REDUCING WASTE
1. Manufacturing Products and Reducing Waste
2. Manufacturing Products and Reducing Waste - Using Accurate Templates
3. Dealing with Waste - Reuse / Recycle
4. Training / Educating Staff about the Importance of Reducing Waste
 

QUALITY SYSTEMS

 
1. The British Standards Institute Kite Mark and the Conformite European Symbol
 
2. Quality Assurance
3. Quality Control
PDF FILE  - CLICK HERE FOR PRINTABLE WORKSHEET ON QUALITY CONTROL
4. Quality Control Exercise
5. Quality Control and Quality Assurance - Examination Questions and Answers
6. Products and Quality Standards - Examination Question
REVISION CARDS - Quality Standards 
 
7. Product Analysis
 
8. Tolerances - 1
9. Tolerance - 2
PDF FILE - CLICK HERE FOR PRINTABLE WORKSHEET ON TOLERANCES
10. Tolerance Examination Question
 
REVISION CARDS -Tolerance Checks
 
HEALTH AND SAFETY
1. Health and Safety - Risk Assessments
2. Risk Assessment and Monitoring - Step by Step
 
REVISION CARDS - Risk Assessments
 
STANDARD COMPONENTS
1. What is a Standard Component? 
2. Why use Standard Components when Designing and Manufacturing?
3. The Construction Industry and Standard Components
4. Complex Standard Components
5. Historical Development of Standard Components - Advantages of Standard Components
 

PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

 
1. Factors that Affect Product Development
2. How the Design of a Product Changes Over Time - The Bicycle
3. Bicycle Exercise
4. The Life Cycle of a Product
5. The Life Cycle of Natural Wood
6. Closed Loop Recycling
7. Closed Loop Recycling - Example Product
8. Recycling - Upcycling
9. Recycling - Downcycling
 
REVISION CARDS - Product Life Cycle
REVISION CARDS - Life Cycle Assessment
REVISION CARDS - The Three Rs - Reduce, Recycle, Reuse
REVISION CARDS - Upcycling
REVISION CARDS - Downcycling
 
8. Sustainability - What is a Sustainable Forest?
 

9. The History of  Clocks - 1

10. The History of Clocks - 2

11. Making Model Sundials

 

12. History of Torches - 1

13. History of Torches - 2

 
DEVELOPING AN EXISTING PRODUCT
 
1. Developing a Product from an Existing Design - Product Evolution.
2. The Next Stage of Development - the Multi Tool Knife
3. A Modern Adaption of the Multi Tool Pen Knife
4. Product Development - A Car Body that is also a Battery
5. Product Development - Battery Storage - Hand Held Products
6. The Bicycle Frame that also Acts as a Battery - Electric Bicycle
7. Product Development - How a Battery Powered Bicycle can be Modernised
 
 
PRODUCTS WITH 'BUILT IN' ADJUSTMENT
1. Adjustable Products
Adjustable Products  -  Revision Cards
 
ADVERTISING
1. Advertising - an Introduction
2. Advertising - Questions and Answers
PDF FILE - PRINTABLE ADVERTISING QUESTION
REVISION CARDS - Methods of Advertising
 
ICONIC DESIGNS
1. What is an Iconic Design?
2. The Austin Mini - an Iconic Design
 
3. Lounge Chair by Charles and Ray Eames - 1956
4. Why is the Eames Chair an Iconic Design?
 
5. Manufacturing the Eames Lounge Chair - Aluminium Parts / Components
6. Manufacturing the Eames lounge Chair - Laminated Parts / Components
7. Manufacturing the Eames Lounge Chair - Basic Techniques - Printable Question
 
8. The Barcelona Chair - an Introduction
9. The Barcelona Chair -  Basic Stages of Manufacture
10. The Barcelona Chair - Design Icon and Design Classic?
 
11. Similar Products, a Comparison- Iconic Chairs - Barcelona Chair 1929
AND The Bibendum Chair (1917 - 1921)
 
12. Similar Products, a Comparison - Iconic Chairs - Barcelona Chair 1929 AND
Lounge Chair By Charles And Ray Eames - 1956
 
 
BRAND IDENTITY
1. Brand Identity - an Introduction
2. Characteristics of a Brand
3. Brand Identity - Symbols and Logos
REVISION CARDS - Brands
 
 
INTERNATIONAL ART MOVEMENTS
 
Art Movement - Rich Picture
 
ARTS AND CRAFTS MOVEMENT
1. The Arts and Crafts Movement 1880 - 1910
REVISION CARDS - Arts and Crafts
 
ART NOUVEAU
1. Art Nouveau - 1890s - 1920s/1930s
2. Art Nouveau (1880s) Compared to the Bauhaus Design (1920s)
REVISION CARDS - Art Nouveau
 
CUBISM
1. Cubism - Analytic Cubism 1907 - 1911 - Late Cubism 1914 - 1921
2. Cubism and Architecture
3. Cubism and Product Design
 
REVISION CARDS - Cubism
 
MODERNISM / BAUHAUS
1. The Bauhaus Design School - 1
2. The Bauhaus Influence on Architecture - the Huf Haus.
3. The Bauhaus Style of Writing
4. Bauhaus Chair Design Exercise
 
REVISION CARDS - Bauhaus Design
 
5. Modernism - Eileen Gray - The Transat and Bibendum Chairs
6. Modernism - Eileen Gray - The E1027 Table
PDF FILE - CLICK HERE FOR PRINTABLE WORKSHEET ON EILEEN GRAY
7. Designing / Developing a Product, Starting with an Iconic Design (The E1027 Table)
 
ART DECO
1. Art Deco - 1
2. Art Deco - 2
 
Art Deco - REVISION CARDS
 
3. Art Movement - Rich Picture
4. Storage and Transport of Small Items - Art Deco - 1
5. Storage and Transport of Small Items - Art Deco - 2
6. Storage and Transport of Small Items - Art Deco - 3
7. Art Deco Containers - Product Comparison
8. Art Deco - Small Storage Container Design - 1
9. Art Deco - Small storage Container Design - 2
10. Writing an Design Specification for a Small Transportable Art Deco Container
12. Art Deco - Small Container Design - Initial Ideas
12. Developing Your chosen Design
13. Work Drawings -  Art Deco Container 1
14. Working Drawings - Art Deco Container - 2
 
15. Anthropometric Data and Handle Design
 
16. Sample 'Theme' Development Design Sheet
 
POP ART
1. Pop Art - 1950s to 1960s
2. Pop Art and Product Design
PDF FILE - CLICK HERE FOR PRINTABLE WORKSHEET ON POPART
 
Pop Art - REVISION CARDS
 
STUDIO ALCHIMIA
1. Introduction to Studio Alchimia
2. Alessandro Mendini
 
THE MEMPHIS GROUP
1. Ettore Sottsass - Memphis Designs - 1
2. Ettore Sottsass - Memphis Designs - 2
3. The Memphis Group (1980s) - The Etruscan Chair 1984
4. Comparison of the design principles / design philosophy
of Modernism (Bauhaus) and Post Modernism (Memphis Group)
5. The Carlton Dresser - by Ettore Sottsass - 1981
6. Further Memphis Designs
7. Product Comparison - Memphis and Traditional Designs - 1
8. Product Comparison - Memphis and Traditional Designs - 2
9. Memphis Examination Questions / Answers - 1
 
MEMPHIS PRODUCT DESIGN QUESTION
10. Memphis Examination Question - Moodboard
11. Memphis Design Principle and Criteria - Examination Question
12. Sample Answer to Memphis Design Question
13. Evaluation of your Memphis Design
14. Product Design Memphis Style
15. Art Movement Starter - with Memphis Designs
16. Memphis Chair Design Exercise
 
17. REVISION CARDS - Memphis Design Movement
 
TECHNIQUES THAT HELP THE DESIGNER
IN THE GENERATION AND DEVELOPMENT OF IDEAS
 
1. Presentation Techniques used by Designers - An Introduction
2. Isometric Drawing and Designers
3. The Designer and Perspective Drawing
4. The Designer and Flowcharts
5. The Designer and Orthographic Drawing - 1
6. The Designer and Orthographic Drawing - 2 (Sectional Views)
7. The Designer and Computer Aided Design (CAD)
8. The Designer and Prototypes
9. The Designer and Moodboards - 1
10. Designer Inspiration and Moodboards - 2
11. Inspiration / Moodboards and Motifs
 
PDF FILE - CLICK HERE FOR AN EXAMINATION QUESTION - DESIGNERS AND TECHNIQUES
 
THE MARKET PLACE AND MODELS OF DEVELOPMENT
 
What is the Technology Push Model of Product Development?
What is Market Pull?
Technology Push, Market Pull - REVISION CARDS
 
E-COMMERCE
1. What is E-Commerce?
2. Traditional Shopping - Retail and Shopping
3. Electronic Data Interchange
4. E-Commerce and EDI - REVISION CARDS
 
ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS AND THE DESIGNER
(THE CAR INDUSTRY)
 
1. Environmental Issues and the Development of a Product - the Car
2. The Features / Functions of a Product (the Car) - Environmental Factors
3. The Use of Raw Materials - Environmental Factors and Recycling
4. How Product Life Cycle Influences the Design and Manufacture of a Car
5. How Environmental Factors Influence Manufacturing Processes.
 
PDF FILE - ADVANCED EXAMINATION QUESTION
 
ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS AND MANUFACTURERS, RETAILERS (INCLUDING SUPERMARKETS) AND CUSTOMERS
 
1. Manufacturers / Retailer, Environmental Issues and Customers
 
SUPERMARKETS AND ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES
2. How Supermarkets Encourage Customers to Reduce Waste and to Help Protect the Environment - 1
3. Biodegradable and Recyclable Plastics and Supermarkets
PDF FILE - CLICK HERE FOR PRINTABLE QUESTION ON SUPERMARKETS, THE ENVIRONMENT AND CUSTOMERS
4. Environmental Symbols - Question
5. Product Development and the Environment - CD Players and MP3 Players
 
REVISION CARDS - Customers and Environmental Issues 1
REVISION CARS - The Environment and Customers - 2
REVISION CARDS - Products, The Environment, Supermarkets And Distribution
REVISION CARDS - THREE Rs
 

CLIENT REQUIREMENTS

 

1. Product Comparison and Selection - 1

2. Product Comparison and Selection - 2

3. Conducting a Product Review

4. Developing a Customer Profile - Page 1

5. Building a Customer Profile - Page 2

6. The Client / Customer Profile Sheet

7. The Role of a Focus Group

8. Market Research
9. The Sinclair C5 Electric Car - Starter
10. How Market Research can be Carried Out
11 Design Idea to Design Concept (including Market Research)
12. Presentations to Clients / Customers
13. How to Plan a Presentation
14. Evaluation of a Presentation
 
15. Product and Customers - Example - Motorbikes
16. Products and Customers - Example Motorbikes - Advertising
17. Eco Friendly Motorbike Fuel Tank Design
 

COPYRIGHT - TRADEMARKS AND PATENTS

 

1. What is Copyright?
2. What is a Patent?
3. What is a Registered Trademark?
4. REVISION CARDS - Copyright, Trademarks and Patents
 
MODEL / PROTOTYPE MANUFACTURE
 
Making a Model - Introduction
Why Make a Model?
Model Making - Tools and Equipment - 1
Model Making - Tools and Equipment - 2
Model Making - Tools and Equipment - 3
Model Making - Tools and Equipment - 4
 
Modelling Materials - 1
Modelling Materials - 2
Sample Models
Card Based Models
Architectural Models
Computer Generated Models
Computer Generated Systems Model (Spreadsheets)
Model Making Examination Question - 1
Modelling Materials Examination Question - 2
REVISION CARDS - Model Making Materials
 
PACKAGING
1.The Functions of Packaging
2. Materials for Packaging - Paper and Card
3. More Materials for Packaging
4. Manufacturing Nets / Developments by Hand
5. Manufacturing Nets / Packaging in Industry - Small Scale Production
6. How can the Harmful Environmental Effects of Packaging be Reduced?
REVISION CARDS - Packaging
REVISION CARDS - Packaging and Environmental Issues - 1
 
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON PACKAGING - GO TO THE GRAPHICS SECTION OF THIS SITE
 
REVISION CARDS
1. REVISION CARDS - Quality Standards 
2. REVISION CARDS - Brands
3. REVISION CARDS - Sustainable Design and Sustainable Materials
4. REVISION CARDS - Barcodes
5. REVISION CARDS - Product Life Cycle
6. REVISION CARDS - Life Cycle Assessment
7. REVISION CARDS - Models and Prototypes
8. REVISION CARDS - Packaging and Environmental Issues - 1
9. REVISION CARDS - Thermochromic Inks
10. REVISION CARDS - Safety Symbols
11. REVISION CARDS - The Difference between Anthropometrics and Ergonomics
12. REVISION CARDS - Computer Aided Design and Computer Aided Manufacture
13. REVISION CARDS - Methods of Advertising
14. REVISION CARDS - Flat Packs
15. REVISION CARDS - Knock Down Joints
16. REVISION CARDS - Tolerance Checks
17. REVISION CARDS - Customers and Environmental Issues
18. REVISION CARDS - Packaging Materials and Functions
19. REVISION CARDS - Stock Forms
20. REVISION CARDS - Hardwoods
21. EVISION CARDS - Softwoods
22. REVISION CARDS - Manmade Boards
23. REVISION CARDS - Oil to Plastics
24. REVISION CARDS - Thermosetting Plastics
25. REVISION CARDS - Thermoplastics
26.REVISION CARDS - BIOPOL
27. REVISION CARDS - Ferrous Metals
REVISION CARDS - Ferrous Metals - Simple Version
28. REVISION CARDS - Non-Ferrous Metals
29. REVISION CARDS - Composite Materials - 1
30. REVISION CARDS - Composite Materials - 2
31. REVISION CARDS - Smart Materials
32. REVISION CARDS - Model Making Materials
33. REVISION CARDS - Models and Prototypes
34. REVISION CARDS - Single Item/Prototype Production
35. REVISION CARDS - Batch Production
36. REVISION CARDS - Continuous Production
37. REVISION CARDS - Just in Time
38. REVISION CARDS - Charles Rennie Mackintosh
39. REVISION CARDS - Planned Obsolescence
40. REVISION CARDS - Perceived Obsolescence
41. REVISION CARDS - Risk Assessments
42. REVISION CARS - The Environment and Customers - 2
43. REVISION CARDS - Products, The Environment, Supermarkets And Distribution
44. E-Commerce and EDI - REVISION CARDS
45. REVISION CARDS - Arts and Crafts
46. REVISION CARDS - Art Nouveau
47. Art Deco - REVISION CARDS
48. REVISION CARDS - Cubism
49. REVISION CARDS - Bauhaus Design
50. Pop Art - REVISION CARDS
51. REVISION CARDS - Memphis Design Movement
 
52. REVISION CARDS - Three Rs
53. REVISION CARDS - Upcycling
54. Revision Cards - What is a Trend?
 
 
PROMOTIONAL PACKAGING FOR A DRINKS CONTAINER
 

Pupils research the theme as they work through the resources/questions below. They should draw on all the skills and techniques developed through the Product Design course.

*PLEASE NOTE: You may need to use the search facility on the index page of this site to find information when answering some of the questions* CONSIDER USING THE REVISION CARDS (SEEN ABOVE)

 
1. Rich Picture - Promotional Packaging for a Drinks Container
2. Functions of Packaging - Examination Question
3. Drinks Container - Promotional Packaging Design Features
4. Converting a Picture to a Symbol / Logo - Teenage Market
5. Converting a Picture to a Symbol / Logo - Teenage Market
6. Creating a Style Of Writing that Suggests Movement / Energy - for  Promotional Packaging
7. Promotional Packaging for a Healthy Fruit Packed Drink
8. Drawing A Symbol / Image That Promotes A Healthy Fruit Packed Drink - Sample Answer
9. Promotional Packaging for Six Drinks Containers - Sample Answer
10. Alternative Presentation of a Design / Idea - Orthographic Drawing
11. Promotional Packaging for a Drinks Container - Recyclable Card
12. Stages -promotional Packaging In Isometric Projection - Sketch By Hand
13. Promotional Packaging for a Single Drinks Container
14. Alternative Way of Presenting the Promotional Packaging Design
15. Sample Promotional Packaging for a Single Drinks Container - a Development / Net
16. Isometric Drawing - Single Drinks Container
 
QR Codes (Quick Response Codes)
Barcodes in Manufacturing, Distribution and Supply
How Packaging is used to Promote Products
Manufacturing Nets / Developments by Hand
Manufacturing Nets / Packaging in Industry - Small Scale Production
Lithography
Symbols - Packaging - 1
Symbols - Packaging - 2
Nets / Developments and Tessellations and Packaging
Laminated Card

 Laminated Card - Examination Question

Additional Resources - Soft Drink Containers

Analysis of a Container for a Soft Drink

Examination Question - 2

Examination Question - 3

Examination Question - 4

Examination Question - 5

Examination Question - 6

Examination Question - 7

 
THE PACKAGING OF PERFUMED PRODUCTS

1. Rich Picture - Packaging of Perfumed Products
2. The Packaging of Perfumed Products - Analysis
3. Expanded Polypropylene (EPP) and Packaging
4. Quality Card and Packaging
5. Adding a Clear Polypropylene Window to a Package
6. Teenage Perfumed Product (Packaging) - Based on a Sporting Theme - 1
7. Teenage Perfumed Product (Packaging) - Based on a Sporting Theme - 2
8. Creating a Style Of Writing that Suggests Movement / Energy - for a Perfumed Product
9. Developing a Style of Writing  for a Perfumed Product
10. Symbols found on Packaging
11. Sample Deodorant Set for a Teenager - Package Design
12. Cuboid Packaging - Development / Net
13. Packaging Materials - Quality Card and High Impact Polystyrene (HIPs)
14. Blow Moulding - High Density Polyethylene Packaging
15. Packaging - Perfumed Products - Blister Packaging
16. Aroma Pigments
17. Printing Effects - Varnishing and UV Varnishing
18. Lithography
19. Nets / Developments and Tessellations and Packaging
 
EXAMINATION THEME - PACKED LUNCH CONTAINERS
 
1. Rich Picture - Packed Lunch Containers
2. Typical Packed Lunch Container - 1
3. Typical Packed Lunch Container - 2
4. Jigsaw Packed Lunch Container Design
5. Material Selection - Packed Lunch Container
6. Packed Lunch Container - Functions / Design Criteria
7. Anthropometric Data and Ergonomic Design - Packed Lunch Containers
8. Examination Question - Packed Lunch Container Design
9. Packed Lunch Container - Evaluation
10. Printing Processes and Polypropylene - Lithography
11. Screen Printing on Polypropylene
 
12. Packed Lunch Container - Image Design - 1
13. Packed Lunch Container - Image Design - Sample Answer
14. Packed Lunch Container - 2D Image to 3D Image
 
15. Packed Lunch Container - Recyclable Card
16. Packed Lunch Container - Card - Design Question.
17. Manufacturing Nets / Developments by Hand
18. Manufacturing Nets / Packaging in Industry - Small Scale Production
 
19. Lithography

20. Symbols - Packaging - 1

21. Symbols - Packaging - 2
 
PRODUCT DESIGN EXAMINATION QUESTIONS
 
These pages are a combination of notes for revision purposes and examination type questions. Links included that will take you to pages on this site that will help you answer the questions and revise.
 
 
Manufacturing Processes 1
Manufacturing Processes 2
Materials - 1
Materials - 2
Raw Materials to Manufactured Products - Crude Oil to Polystyrene
Raw Materials to Manufactured Product - Natural Wood to Guitar
General Materials Questions
Materials and Finishes
Smart Materials - Thermochromic Inks - Inks that Change Colour
 
Life Cycle - 1
Environmental Impact - Product Life Cycle
Environment/Recycling - 1
Environment/Recycling - 2
 
Instruction Diagrams
 
Packaging - 1
Packaging - 2
Functions of Packaging - Summary
Packaging - Designing the Packaging for a Vase
Printing Processes - Packaging for a Glass / Ceramic Vase
 
Customers and Products - 1
Customers and Products - 2
Products and Design Features - Kettles
Maintenance of Products - Kettles
Maintenance of Product - Drills
 
What is Anthropometrics and Ergonomics?
Anthropometrics and Ergonomics Question - Computer Station
Ergonomics and Anthropometrics (Feet)- 1
Ergonomics and Anthropometrics - Child's Walking Toy - 2
The Eames Lounge Chair - Anthropometrics and Ergonomics
The Thermo-cup - Ergonomics and Safety
 
Remote Manufacturing
 
Design and Manufacture - 1
Design and Manufacture - 2
The Style of Products - 1
Production Lines - 1
Production Line Manufacturing - 1
 
School Mass Production Line - Questions and Possible Answers
Choice of Materials and Manufacture - School Production Line
Organisation of  School Mass Production Line
Flow Charts Representing the School Mass Production Line
 
What Materials can be Recycled? Plastics
What Materials can be Recycled? Assorted Materials
Recycling Questions - 1
Recycling Questions - 2
Recycling Questions - 3
Recycling Questions - 4
Recycling Questions - 5
 
Market Research
How Market Research can be Carried Out
Design Idea to Design Concept (including Market Research)
Product Analysis
 
Standard Components and Product Manufacture (Summary)
 
 
 
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