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11 January 2013

Secondary 2: Dining Storage Accessories Project - Research + Design Need and Design Brief

Today's activity will mark the start of your design journey! Isn't that exciting?
Introduction
You will be given a set of Design Need. Also commonly known as Design Situation or Design Opportunities. Basically the Design Need/Situation/Opportunities all do one thing, and that is a short paragraph or two stating the current situation and the problem or a design challenge that is identified.
But you got to write your own Design Brief that follows right after.
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To begin, let's take a look at the classroom demo below and a review of the steps we did in class:
Part 1/2

Steps:
  1. You were tasked to work in groups of 4s.
  2. Braintorm using a Mindmap to identify Restaurants you know or have been to.
  3. Select ONE Restaurant and proceed with another Mindmap to identify holders and storages you may find in the restaurant.
  4. Select ONE type of holder or storage.
You will fill in the Restaurant and the type of Holder/Storage in the next activity where you 'copied' the Design Need and Design Brief.
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Part 2/2

Steps:
  1. You have already copied the Design Need. You will just need to fill in the 'blank' in the Design Need: 'The restaurant (fill restaurant name) had decided...'.
  2. Once you have done that, you will write your own Design Brief following the guide given to you, "Design and make a/an (interesting/fun/innovative/cool/etc.) (what?) to do (what?) for (who) to be placed (where?)'.
  3. Note: You do not need to follow the sentence structure rigidly. But try to include all the details.
  4. An example of a Design Brief may look like this, 'Design and make a/an (interesting/fun/innovative/cool/etc.) (business card holder) to do (hold business cards) for (restaurant customers) to be placed (on the cashier counter)'.
Note:
  1. Add in 'fun', 'cool', 'funky' (whatever) will make your Design Brief look real exciting to work with later. It will also give you a sense of direction on what you will be researching on and how you will sketch your ideas to look like.
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Next, is Focused Research. Find it here.
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