Criterion B: Devise ideas

Task B1: Design specification

The design specification is where you generate a list of project success criteria that you will use to judge how successful you have been with the project. Each success criterion should be as specific and measurable as possible. Remember, you will use your success criteria when you complete your project evaluation and reflection, so the more measurable you can make them the better.

To assist you in brainstorming your success criteria, you should use the following categories as headings, and then create criteria for each category.

To adequately address strand B1 you should:

Task B2: Design ideas

Create different ideas that might solve the problem.

You should design at least 3 different sets of proposals.

If you need blank templates for your Criterion B design sketches, you can use this Criterion B Prototype Sketches Template

Task B3: Design selection

How well do each of your proposed designs satisfy your success criteria from B1?

To adequately address strand B3 you should:

Task B4: Final design proposal

Create a final design that draws on all your thoughts from the previous strands. You should provide enough information that another person could make one identical to the idea in your head. (Alternatively: You could create a screencast video that discusses your design mockups provided you cover all of the points below)

Rather than just being a storyboard of screenshots, this strand will also require you to articulate the logic of how your program will function.

To adequately address strand B4 you should:

As a guide, how detailed should your diagram/drawing be? The intent is that you are creating a specific plan/blueprint for your project. This is an example I created for a platformer-style game, take note of the level of (1) detail, (2) accuracy in drawing and measuring out, (3) labelling. This is a diagram that any one could follow in order to create that game.

As a guide, how do you articulate the logic of your program? Here are some example bullet points that would describe product behaviour:

Assessment

5B Design specification Design options presented Design selection rationale Design elaboration
1-2 lists some basic design specifications for the design of a solution presents one design, which can be interpreted by others creates incomplete planning drawings/diagrams.
3-4 lists some design specifications, which relate to the success criteria for the design of a solution presents a few feasible designs, using an appropriate medium(s) or annotation, which can be interpreted by others justifies the selection of the chosen design with reference to the design specification creates planning drawings/diagrams or lists requirements for the creation of the chosen solution..
5-6 develops design specifications, which outline the success criteria for the design of a solution develops a range of feasible design ideas, using an appropriate medium(s) and annotation, which can be interpreted by others presents the chosen design and justifies its selection with reference to the design specification develops accurate planning drawings/diagrams and lists requirements for the creation of the chosen solution.
7-8 develops detailed design specifications, which explain the success criteria for the design of a solution based on the analysis of the research develops a range of feasible design ideas, using an appropriate medium(s) and detailed annotation, which can be correctly interpreted by others presents the chosen design and justifies fully and critically its selection with detailed reference to the design specification develops accurate and detailed planning drawings/diagrams and outlines requirements for the creation of the chosen solution.