ASHS Coursebook: 2PRD (Level 2 Product Design)

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09/11/2017
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What is this course about?

Level two Product Design runs across the five specialisms of DVC, Digital Technology, Hard Materials, Textiles and Food Technology. All courses show a natural progression following on from level one. There is a common format across the subjects where in the first term students focus on skills development and they are assessed against the advanced skills standards. Terms two and three will concentrate on a project based teaching and learning programme. At level two students need to show independent rigour in their study regarding depth of research and an ability to justify their own design decisions.

A broad working framework where students are guided into appropriate areas and the provision of opportunities where they can transfer classes in order to cover specialised aspects of their design work will be in place in 2017. This means that students will be able to undertake projects that have a multi materials aspect to them or demonstrate a broader skill set ie bringing digital technology skills into a graphical design outcome.

There is the opportunity for external assessment to provide course endorsement where suitable. An ability with literacy and a self managed approach to studies and problem solving will be the underlying requirements for entry into external standards.

What will I learn?

Term 1

Within the chosen subject specialism you will develop the particular skills, knowledge and understanding that applies. Which ever pathway is chosen In the first term the focus will be on the development of those specialist abilities through the advanced procedures standard. You will demonstrate the ability to work competently observing recognised health and safety rules, choosing and using the correct processes, tools and machinery to realise your design. You will be assessed on your attitude while carrying out independent work,  for example do you use your time effectively? do you take care with tools and materials? are you able to pre prepare and plan your work.  The practical activities in term one will be combined with brief development where you will engage with at least one stakeholder who will help you to develop your design by acting as a client for the outcome. You will decide on a number of specifications and based on ongoing dialogue with the stakeholder you will refine your design. The final outcome will be assessed against the refined brief to gain an understanding of it`s fitness for purpose. Final assessment for these standards will come at the end of term 1.


Term 2/3

The design history section will form an introduction to design eras and movements looking at  designers and influential artists from those periods. In Product Design it is important that students see how and why design movements develop and you will make the connections between the changing needs of society and the impact that successful designs have had in improving lives. You will look at philosophy, characteristics, materials and designs. You will also learn to critically analyse existing solutions against the elements and principles of design.

The development of a prototype will run along side this standard and to gain high achievement it is important that you characteristics of your chosen era or movement in your own outcome.  Again the chosen topic will vary according to the subject specialism you have chosen but it will be aligned to the advanced skills project completed in term one. This is your opportunity to be creative using the skills base you have developed and to fit yourself into the design continuum by taking good ideas from what has gone before and allowing them to influence a future design outcome. You will need to justify your decisions as you go along in order to gain higher achievement demonstrating that you can use subject vocabulary effectively to describe and justify your own and others outcomes.

What sorts of things will I do?

Digital Technology:

During this course you will learn to:

Use software applications to produce effective and professional outcomes to meet stakeholder briefs
Explore the impact and functionality of digital technologies in business and social use
Develop advanced and innovative skills in presenting and imparting information to a range of audiences
Explore the aspects of digital technologies that assist business and social use
Use problem-solving skills to identify and develop solutions
Work on collaborative and individual projects

Food Technology:

The year twelve course builds on the foundation of year eleven course. Although the course has no pre-resquisites students who have studied in an area of technology or graphics will have a definite advantage of prior knowledge.

The first project is about understanding the process of manufacturing a particular product and the health and safety requirements that fit over the product. It will possibly be developing a bread product where yeast fermentation will be the investigation and experimentation with different flours and sugars to provide evidence about the fermentation. Also about the gluten content of different flours and the affect on the end product will be investigated.

The second project will be developed from a given brief and through conceptual development the brief will be refined and an outcome will bl also research information about a design era/designer showing relevance to concepts and developed ideas. Stude


Design and Visual Communication:

Students will produce two and three dimensional annotated freehand sketches to show design ideas using a range of drawing methods.
They will also produce two-dimensional instrumental drawings which demonstrate understanding of mechanical perspective. Students will describe and explain design and its implications for society. They will also research information about a design era/designer showing relevance to concepts and developed ideas. Students will make three dimensional models which test structural and technical ideas. The three design briefs for the course involve spatial design, developing and communicating a new product design using a range of graphic techniques and creating a presentation of coursework for an exhibition. Evidence will be produced in A3 portfolios which will contain design development notes and research. They will be supported by visual diary work showing design development work.

Hard Materials:

You will develop skills in literacy using appropriate vocabulary and practical numeracy through marking out an measuring accurately.  You will also learn the importance of modelling possible outcomes as an aid to decision making, especially when considering ergonomic and anthropometric detail. In the practical environment you will build on workshop skills using both hand and machine tools through the manufacture of  your own designed outcome using resistant materials.  You are expected to show that you are able to create an innovative solution to a design problem whch considers not only form and function but which also broader possibilities in terms of the materials and techniques used.


Textiles:

You will develop advanced construction skills, including pattern adaptation, and gain a deeper understanding of fabric properties and how they influence fabric selection. You will also explore issues relevant to a design movement or era and use your research to design and develop a conceptual outcome to meet a refined brief.


Depending on your personal project you may cover, but are not limited to:

Research, design development and refinement within the context of a brief
Conceptual development which will include drawing (sketching & working drawings) and storyboards
Investigation of existing products on the market
Deconstruction activity
Study of technologists
Investigation into fibre and fabric properties and suitability for end product (fit for purpose)
Pattern drafting or pattern adaptation
Construction, to include testing,trialling and evaluating materials suitable for use
Report writing and evaluations

Electronics

On this course you will solve design problems based on electronic circuits and programming.

Design process skills learned will be based on planning, self management, time management, problem solving and troubleshooting strategies

Specific electronic design skills include

Modelling circuits

Designing and creating an electronic device

Advanced circuit theory focussing on diagrams, components and symbols

Arduino/Pickaxe based circuit design

Robotic design

Electrical component theory including resistors, capacitors, transistors, switches, input/output devices

Multimeter use, working with breadboards and batteries to create and test circuits

What standards can I enter?                                                             

Num = Numeracy credits  Lit = L1 Literacy credits

nb: No reassessments are offered refer to the student handbook on the intranet for further information about assessment

Standards taught                                                                  nb not all standards are assessed
NCEA Level:      Subject Specialism
Term 1
                            Term 2/3
                            Externals
  2          Hard Materials


AS 91344 2.20 (v4)

Implement advanced procedures using resistant materials to make a specified product

6 credits  Internal

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AS 91357 2.4 (v3)

Undertake effective development to make and trial a prototype

6 credits Internal

AS 91354 2.1 (v3) Undertake brief development to address an issue. 4 credits internal (Lit)

AS 91359 2.6 (v3) Demonstrate understanding of the role of material evaluation in product development. 4 credits internal


  2              Textiles


AS91345 2.21 (v4)

Implement advanced procedures using textiles materials to make a specified product with special features

6 credits Internal

AS 91340 2.33 (v4)

Use the characteristics of a design movement or era to inform own design ideas.

3 credits  Internal

AS 91357 2.4 (v3)

Undertake effective development to make and trial a prototype

6 credits  Internal   


AS 91359 2.6 (v3)

Demonstrate understanding of the role of materials evaluation in product development

4 credits external (Lit)

  2

     Food Technology

AS 91354 2.1 (v3) Undertake brief development to address an issue.

4 credits Internal (Lit)


AS 91351 2.60 (v4) Implement advance procedures to process a food product.

4 credits  Internal

 

AS 91340 2.33 (v4)

Use the characteristics of a design movement or era to inform own design ideas.

3 credits  Internal


AS 91357 2.4 (v3)

Undertake effective development to make and trial a prototype

6 credits Internal



AS 91358 2.5 (v3) Demonstrate understanding of  how technological modelling supports risk management

4 credits external (Lit) or

AS 91359 2.6 (v3)

Demonstrate understanding of the role of material evaluation in product development

4 credits external (Lit)

  2      Digital Technology

AS 91370 2.43 (v4)

Implement advanced procedures to produce a specified digital media outcome

4 credits Internal

AS 91357 2.4 (v3)

Undertake effective development to make and trial a prototype

6 credits internal

AS 91372 2.45 (v4)

Construct a plan for an advanced computer program for a specified task

3 credits internal


AS 91373 2.46 (v4)

Construct an advanced computer program for a specified task

3 credits internal

  AS91367 2.40 (v3)
Demonstrate understanding of advanced concepts relating to managing shared information within information systems   3 credits external (Lit)

  2            Design and Visual Communication

 AS 91340 (2.33) (v4) Use the characteristics of a design movement or era to inform own design ideas.

3 credits internal

AS 91337 (2.30)

Use visual communication techniques to generate design ideas

3 credits external


AS 91341(2.34) (v4) Develop a spatial design through graphics practice.

6 credits Internal (Lit)

AS 91342 (2.35)

Develop a product design through graphics practice

6 credits internal


  2      Electronics

AS 91358 (2.5) (v3) Demonstrate understanding of how technological modelling supports risk management

3 credits external

AS 91357 (2.4) (v3) Undertake effective development to make and trial a prototype 6 credits internal

AS 91374 (2.47) (v4) Demonstrate understanding of advanced concepts using the construction of electronic environments 3 credits internal 

AS 91375 (2.48) (v4) Implement advanced interfacing procedures in a specified electronic environment 3 credits internal

AS91376 (2.49) (v4) Implement advanced techniques in constructing a specified advanced electronic and embedded system 3 credits internal

Vocational Pathways

Vocational Pathways provide a framework for students to show how their learning and achievement is valued in the workplace by aligning learning to the skills needed for industry. Follow this link to see the profile for this course

Course Endorsement:

A merit or excellence course endorsement in Product Design can be gained by completing 14 credits in the above standards within your chosen subject area (Digital, DVC,Textiles, Hard Materials, Food) at merit or above for merit course endorsement or 14 credits at excellence for excellence course endorsement. The 14 credits must include at least 3 external credits and must be completed in the same school year

Assessment Calendar

Link to Level 2 Assessment Calendar

Frequently asked questions:

Are there any prerequisites for this course?

No.