IB Design Tech

Friday 10/18
On paper, please complete the following review of IB Design Technology chapters 1-3.

chapter 1.1b
1 List six environmental conditions that might effect us.
chapter 2.1 
2 What is meant by recycling? Give an example
3 Which electrical current is best suited for wide distribution?
4 Which electrical current is best suited for battery storage?
5 Who was credited for the efficient and safe means of AC transmission?
chapter 2.4
6 What are The Drivers for cleaning up manufacturing?
chapter 2.5 
7 What is Green Legislation?
chapter 2.6
8 What are the key LCA stages? (There are four and the first is raw material)
Chapter 3.2
9 What kind of graphical modeling requires only paper and pencil?
chapter 3.3
10 What is the goal of an aesthetic model?
chapter 3.4
11 What is the goal of an aesthetic model?

Your own thoughts and words (Use the back side of the same piece of paper please)

Write one good paragraph, no less than 4 sentences, answering the following question. Please write neatly and use well written complete sentences.

What must designers consider when designing products?  Here are some key phrases to lubricate the brain :)
•  relationship between person and product
• energy cost
• green design
• environmental impact.

Monday 10/14

The reading is 4.2a.  Answer the questions on the handout to be collected by Mr. Meister.

Do the Analyze and Revise page in your group design cycle booklet the following way:
• On blank paper each individual will describe a change or addition to the furniture.  Be sure to use complete sentences in your description.  (Example: The chair needs a curved back as a lumbar support or The chair will come in three bright colors and will have a matching foot rest. )
• On the same sheet of paper draw the revision or improvement. (example:  You actually draw the chair in three different colors with a foot-rest.)
• Now join together in your groups and decide which revision ideas are best. Describe and draw that revision idea in the Design Cycle Booklet.

Leave the individual descriptions and drawings, and the Design Cycle Booklet with the teacher at the end of the period.


Tuesday 10/8
What is the video about?

Re-write all Essential Ideas for Chapters 1-3.  There are twelve.Use complete sentences and label them like this: 1.1a,  2.1,  2.2 etc.

Make your popsicle creations.  When you are done photograph it and include a photo in your Design Cycle log.

Monday 9/23
1 Read and respond Chapter 3.3 - Pysical Modeling.

2 (groups)  Start building your chair from popsicle sticks.

3 Pick one or two people to design, for the purpose of showing your idea to others, your chair in Goog Sketch-up  CLICK HERE

Tuesday 9/17
Today  - Conceptual modeling

Watch video

Do written work Chapter 3.1

Define groups

Try making something with popsicle sticks (groups)
Monday 10/14
Reading is

Analysis: Plan to revise or improve your product.
How?  I thought you'd never ask.

Wednesday 9/11
Reading  is 2.4 and 2.5 on Clean Technology and Green Design. Answer the questions.

The basics of the design cycle are

  • Brainstorming and gathering information
  • Making preliminary plans and drawings
  • Making the product
  • Analyzing and revising the product
  • Re-making  the product

You will make a chair working in groups. You must show clear documented evidence of having gone through all stages of the design cycle to come up with your product.
100 points
Due September 27 at the end of class.

Start by collecting no fewer than 10 very different chairs in a folder on the computer and write at least 1 sentence describing a quality either good or bad for each.

Monday 9/9
Today's reading is about energy distribution and the development of batteries pages 25 - 37.

Go to this link CLICK HERE . As you read, answer the questions on a piece of paper to be turned into the sub at the end of the period.  You don't have to copy the questions but number the answers and write using complete sentences.

On the back side of the piece of paper, take about 15 minutes and redesign the cell phone in a way that focuses on its aesthetic qualities.  What does aesthetic mean?  Look it up :)


Tuesday 8/27
Short video about the psychology of design.

Designers consider three human factors: Anthropometry, psychological factors and physiological factors.

Anthropometry is the study of human body properties such as height, mass and volume. Example: In order to build doors we must know the height of human beings.

Read 1b and answer the questions:

1. List six environmental conditions that might effect us:

2. List the senses that might be part of a users experience:
Sight, h__, t__, t__, sm__.

3. Copy the flowchart figure 1.1b.2

4. User responses to environmental factors.  
Research shows that employees that are dissatisfied with their work environment are ___ ___.

5. Is the gathering of psychological factor data precise?  In your own word describe why or why not.

Arrange the chairs, we will do 3 or 4 designs.
  • Which is best?
  • Why?
  • How does it make you feel?

Friday 8/23  - http://www.ruthtrumpold.id.au/destech/

Read pages 1-6 of Design Technology
Answer the following questions. Use complete sentences.

  1. Define Anthropometrics.

2. What is Primary Data?

3. Why is Sierra Sam the crash dummy a bad idea?

4. What replaced Sierra Samm the crash dummy?

5. Explain Designing for adjustability.

6. List 6 different things that would require anthropometric data to design and use an example as to why. 
Example: Antropometric data would be used to design baseball caps because caps must fit the human head. Also the adjustable band will adjust to accommodate the variation in the size of the human head.

Break into groups of five or six
Collect Anthropometric Data
Measure each member of the group using the wall, blue tape and a ruler.
Record your data on paper. 
Determine the mean average.

Answer:  Would you design a product, say a pair of pants to accommodate the mean average?

Why or why not? ______

We will have a class discussion.

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