11 Design: Project 1: Criterion A

Selecting a project

In considering project ideas, plan on having three weeks of class time dedicated for Criterion C. That’s 8 hours of in-class time plus whatever out-of-class time you wish to dedicate to the project. That time allowance should a guiding influence as to the expected scope/complexity of your project.

Some ideas to help you find a project:

Some places to start for project inspiration may include:

While I am open to the idea of project pairs for Criterion C, I prefer the idea of independent projects and would need to be convinced of the merit of a proposed pairing with detail as to the complexity of the project and the equal allocation of programming tasks between partners.

Time considerations for project 1

Due to the limited time for project 1, we will modify Criterion A as follows. These instructions override those under the headings below.

Strand A1: Explain a problem

Strand A2: Identify research

Strand A3: Analyses existing products

Strand A4: Design brief

Assessment

5A Needs identification Research planning Inspiration analysed Design brief
1-2 states the need for a solution to a problem for a specified client/target audience develops a basic design brief, which states the findings of relevant research.
3-4 outlines the need for a solution to a problem for a specified client/target audience outlines a research plan, which identifies primary and secondary research needed to develop a solution to the problem, with some guidance analyses one existing product that inspires a solution to the problem develops a design brief, which outlines the analysis of relevant research.
5-6 explains the need for a solution to a problem for a specified client/target audience constructs a research plan, which identifies and prioritizes primary and secondary research needed to develop a solution to the problem, with some guidance analyses a range of existing products that inspire a solution to the problem develops a design brief, which explains the analysis of relevant research.
7-8 explains and justifies the need for a solution to a problem for a client/ target audience constructs a detailed research plan, which identifies and prioritizes the primary and secondary research needed to develop a solution to the problem independently analyses a range of existing products that inspire a solution to the problem in detail develops a detailed design brief, which summarizes the analysis of relevant research.