Comparison in the spirit of 'Granny Smith' v's 'Pink Lady' apples
Introduce your project/assignment as a group name and include each group member's name on your document.
Document the teardown of a simple mechanical/electonic product or a product with mechanical loadbearing parts analysing how it works.
Present the components in a clear format, including:
Compare the group versions of the product components.
Compare the group versions of the manufacturing processes.
Include discussion about re-assembly and re-use.
Think about where the product was manufactured, the culture and environment the product was designed for and the implied product life cycle.
In class activity
In groups of 2 (pairs) carefully disassemble your product.
Document the disassembly of the product (photos) as you will probably need to re-assemble the product repeatedly during the assignment.
Count the number of components and list the materials and manufacturing process used to make them.
Was the product easy to disassemble. What improvements could be made? Write down any observations.
Assemble the product again. Was the product easy to assemble? What improvements could be made? Write down any observations.
In your groups generate at least two concepts (sketches) utilising different materials than the predominant material used in product.
Same function but does the use of different materials change the way the product looks, size, weight and how it is produced?
Images by Britney Badger
Each student will submit an animated story depicting their autopsy product, backed by a team member product comparison. This will provide insights into why your product group is designed and manufactured. Deliverables include:
Either an HTML document or A4 landscape pdf containing;
Points to keep in mind:
|#||Stop Motion Video||High Resolution Image||Component Specs||Critical Review|
Marks will be deducted for late submissions, at the discretion of the class tutor.