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Resource: Major Design Project
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A Design Technology student of mine learnt how to use Java and HTML in the construction of his site for our school.
He took into account, graphic design, web page building basic security and password protection as well as site functionality to produce a working site at presentation time.
A well thought out project and well executed.
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identification and exploration of the need
areas of investigation
criteria to evaluate success
action, time and finance plans and their application
evidence of creativity – ideas generation, degree of
difference and exploration of existing ideas
consideration of design factors relevant to the Major
appropriate research and experimentation of materials,
tools, techniques and testing of design solutions
application of conclusions
identification and justification of ideas and resources
use of communication and presentation techniques
evidence and application of practical skills to produce
a quality project
Evaluation record and application of evaluation procedures
throughout the design project
analysis and evaluation of functional and aesthetic
aspects of design
final evaluation with respect to the project's impact on
the individual, society and the environment
relationship of the final product, system or
environment to the project proposal
What is a folio?
The physical folio is typed document usually presented in a clear plastic sleeve folder that shows the research, conceptualisation, development and evaluation of a project. The folio can also be a pdf or a multimedia presentation as long as addresses the process the designer went from need identification through to the making of the actual item.