Technology-Small

TERM 1

Content

Designers

Harry Beck, Alberto Alessi, Jock Kinnear and Margaret Calvert, Wally Olins, Robert Sabuda

Presentation

Demonstrate knowledge of computer graphic manipulation, use ICT to promote.

Techniques and processes

Know functions of mock ups, models and prototypes and their importance in the design process.

Surface development

How 3D containers are manufactured, be able to draw a net.  Demonstrate knowledge of CAD/CAM.

 

Skills

Sketching

Quality annotated 2D and 3D freehand drawings,

crating/wire frame techniques, grids and under-lays.

Enhancement

Use pens, pencils and colour to add visual impact to designs.

Textural presentation.

Hue and tone

TERM 2

Content

Materials

Understand how graphic materials can be linked with other components and materials to produce a product designed for a specific purpose.

Techniques and processes

Know functions of mock ups, models and prototypes and their importance in the design process.

Information and communication technology

CAD/CAM, select appropriate software, benefits and costs of CAD/CAM.

 

Skills

Use a range of hand and powered cutting and forming tools safely, i.e. scalpels and craft knives with mats, scissors, rotary cutters, compass cutters, fret saw, die cutter and creasing bars.

Use ‘bought-in’ components where appropriate i.e. Fasten, seal, hang, join, bind, index

CAD/CAM

Use of appropriate CAD software, produce virtual reality models, use photographic evidence

Healthy and Safety

Manage their own environment to ensure health and safety of themselves and others.

 

TERM 3

Content

CA

SMSC

Impacts of products on minority groups, moral and cultural implications of graphic products, ergonomics and anthropometric data, understand symbols and signs which are essential information on packaging.

Sustainability

6R’s – re-use, re-think, reduce, repair, recycle, refuse

Consequences of increased/reduced packaging.

Advantages and disadvantages of recycling.

Systems and control procedures

Recognise quality control marks and symbols used in printing industry i.e registration marks, colour bar, crop marks,

Industrial Practices

Commercial printing, lithography, flexography, gravure, screen printing and digital printing.

Finishes:  printing, embossing, laminating,  and foil application.

Sketching

Quality annotated 2D and 3D freehand drawings,

crating/wire frame techniques, grids and under-lays.

Enhancement

Use pens, pencils and colour to add visual impact to designs.

Textural presentation.

Hue and tone

 

Skills

CA – Assessment –

Researching – Discrimination shown when selecting and acquiring relevant research that will promote originality in designing

Excellent understanding and analysis of the design context

Detailed analysis of relevant existing products or systems undertaken related to design intentions

Comprehensive analysis of relevant and focused research undertaken

Clear and specific design criteria identified, reflecting the analysis undertaken

Target market identified and the intended consumer/user profiled

Designing – Imaginative and innovative ideas have been developed, demonstrating creativity, flair and originality. Further developments made to take account of ongoing research

A coherent and appropriate design strategy, with clear evidence of a planned approach, adopted throughout

The implications of a wide range of issues including social, moral, environmental and sustainability, are taken into consideration and inform the development of the design proposals

Excellent development work through experimentation with a wide variety of techniques and modelling (including CAD where appropriate) in order to produce a final design solution

Appropriate materials/ingredients and components selected with full regard to their working properties
Fully detailed and justified product/manufacturing specification taking full account of the analysis undertaken