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WORLDWIDE TRANSPORT

DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY TEXTILES TECHNOLOGY GCSE EXAM PREPARATION YEAR 2013

No preparation Sheets or any associated material may be taken into the examination room. To prepare for the written examination you should investigate the following:
Inspirational Theme: Worldwide transport
Research Context: Educational product for a Child
You must take a good sharp pencil, sharpener, rubber, black fineliner, and set of coloured pencils into the exam. The examiners prefer your writing to be in BLACK ink. Complete this booklet in class and homework time to prepare fully for the examination. Use the marks allocated for each question to judge the length and time to spend on them (approx. 1min a mark)
TASK ANALYSIS
Now you must start to explore the possibilities for your design by focusing more closely on the type of product range you are going to explore use the task analysis to both focus and expand your thoughts. Possible Products to Design using the world wide transport theme

Quilts
Wall hangings

Cushions

Soft toys/rattles

Soft Books

Educational Textile products For a child
Bags

Mobiles

Play nests

Floor/play Mats
EXISTING PRODUCTS
Inspirational Theme: Worldwide Transport
Homework - produce your own inspiration board for design
EXISTING PRODUCT STUDY –
One of the easiest and most useful ways of developing your knowledge and ideas for designing and making is by looking carefully at how an existing product has been made. Information on everything from materials to construction methods can be assessed. This can help you to make informed decisions about the design and development of a product. Use the chart to record as much information as possible by carefully looking at and analysing the existing product you have been given.
Detailed study of an existing product
FRONT

BACK

DETAILS

What have you learnt from studying this?

How have the effects been achieved?

How might you incorporate aspects of this piece into your designs?

How could you achieve these effects in the classroom?

How might they be achieved in industry?
TASK ANALYSIS
Now you must start to explore the possibilities for your design by focusing more closely on the type of product range you are going to explore use the task analysis to both focus and expand your thoughts. Remember when it is a product for a child you must consider both the parents or those buying the product as well as the child

Target market for purchasing the product

o Age o Gender o Interests o Lifestyle o Budget
Target market for using the product o Age o Gender o Interests

Function of the product

Size of the product

Colour schemes for the product

Surface decoration for the product

Fabrics for the product

Components for the product

Fastening for the product

1 (a) list a range of research and analysis methods you could use to investigate the task before starting to design
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You may be asked for a design Specification. Consider the essential and desirable features of your range and complete the points below.
DESIGN SPECIFICATION
i.e. ‘All of my designs must……..’

‘Some of my designs will……………’

Choosing materials

It is important to choose materials that are fit for their purpose and for this exam, include some modern materials. Choosing a fabric with the appropriate quality and cost…