Friday, July 15, 2011

Brief Development: 1st Brief

Conceptual Statement:
(What is the concept or idea behind your design brief? e.g “To produce a sign with a message that helps eliminate the issue of...”)

(The measurable must haves ie. the things that are important to designing an effective sign e.g. sign must be easy to read etc...)
1.Has to have colour.
2. Message has to stand out so people can read it.
3.Sign has to be in the right place.
4.Sign has to stand out.
5.The colours have to be bright to stand out.

(Musts that are beyond my control e.g. Must be completed by the end of the term)
1.Finished at end of week 7.
2.Design a sign.
3.Has to solve the problem.

(things I need to make the sign)

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Planning Log

Keep a record of both what you intend to do and what you did over the course of the next 3 weeks as we work through the Technology Process.

Week 5Week 6Week 7What I plan to doBrainstormed issuesResearch questions Ideas more signsComplete the signsMaterials I will needPaper, pen, ideasGoogle Docs QuestionsGoogle Docs
QuestionsPeople/Sources I need to consult for more information.peers, friends, yourself, teacherPeers, friends, Year 7 7 & 8 kids My
What did you find difficult and why?To come up with 1 problem to focus onTo get the form done and sent
What I will do next as a result of any difficulties.Get more ideas for a good signAnalyze the data, check the answers

STAKEHOLDERSThe Stakeholders are the people who have an effect on the production of your productThe Primary Stakeholder is your client ie. the person or community of people that your sign is going to be created for. eg. ….Wider Community Stakeholders:Key Stakeholders:Primary Stakeholder:Parents

Year 7 & 8 students

ATTRIBUTES: These describe the physical (what it is like) and functional (what it will do) characteristics of a product. These characteristics are key or essential for the successful function of a product and should be re- evaluated at each stage of the design process.

With your sign in mind, complete the following attributes table:
AttributeMethod of MeasurementSpecificationeg. Eye catchingsign will appeal (be noticed) by stakeholdersSign must be clear, stand out and be creativeSizePretty bigSign must be big enough for everyone to seeColourA bright/appealing colourGreen/White/Black/readableCreate awareness (e.g. clear message)Stop littering
Durable/ Weather resistant

Ideal location (in the right area)

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Designing a sign

Names of people in my group:

Your task is to design a sign that will clearly assist in eliminating a problem within our school.

- Make sure you are clear what the task is.
- Can you identify the key words in this task (highlight them and discuss it with a buddy)

Thinking about signs and signage (Make a list of all the signs you have seen ….. and the purpose of the sign )
Type of sign:Purpose of the sign:
No smokingKeep a smokefree area. No smoking inside
Give wayTraffic sign. Look out for traffic e.g cars/trains/buses
Slow downNear a pedestrian crossing. Traffic Sign
No AlcoholKeep an alcohol free zone. No drinking inside

Brainstorm some Ideas/ problems that we have around our school environment.



You need to think and expand on your answers, one sentence is not sufficient.

What is your issue in our school? I think that a big problem we have around the school is littering.Our school is sometimes very messy and has rubbish littered on the fields and courts and Mr Malloy has to pick it up.

Who does it affect?
Mr Malloy, students, teachers

Why is it happening in our school?
Because people walk and eat, people are careless

When does it happen?
Before/after school, lunch time, morning tea

Where is it happening?
The Street, Around the whole school, Classrooms,

What needs to happen to prevent this issue?,
More awareness talks, Signs, punish people who litter, monitors, more bins

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

This term our topic is about bigger,better, faster, stronger.In our immersion assembly the teacher’s put on a show, the sad thing is, we didn’t get to see it. We all went to Tamaki tech. I went from woodwork to graphics. We all walked back at morning tea, to find kids running around inside the street. It was so hard finding my bag, it was so out of control.

Weeks past and the whole year7/8 students found a programme, that involved knowledge and sports. It was called Taoga time. There was different teachers at every activity, I went sports, and music, next term I wonder what I will be in, I hope it’s something good. Well to tell you the truth there all good.People are getting more information about our topic so teachers say, manly they are getting there information from our Taoga time groups.Our Taoga groups have inspired us more then we learn in our separate classes. We split up into groups that stay the same throughout the year.