Maeve identifies a problem that she has experienced personally though her participation in the sport of boxing and her involvement at her local Police Citizens Youth Club (PCYC). This knowledge combined with a market opportunity created by the closure of gyms due to COVID-19, allowed Maeve to establish a genuine need. Initial research undertaken supports the design idea and provides justification for further development. Maeve establishes a design brief which sets parameters and identifies a target market for the project.
Project proposal and project management – identification and exploration of the need.
Identifies and provides a detailed exploration of genuine needs and opportunities, justifying the final selection for the development of the MDP.
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Paloma developed appropriate action, time and finance plans that included a clearly sequenced, colour-coded flow chart of action. She used a Gantt chart to plan out the time, relating it clearly to her proposed action. Finance planning was well-documented and realistic in relation to the need, with both planned and unanticipated costs provided. Her plans were evaluated to reflect the difference between the proposed and actual as well as to provide evidence of their application.
Project proposal and project management – action, time and finance plans and their application.
Formulates and evaluates well-documented action, time and finance plans with clear evidence of their application to the PSE.
Substantial evidence of creativity was demonstrated through a range of design development strategies including the exploration and evaluation of existing designs. Refinement of ideas incorporated the use of cognitive organisers including brainstorm. This provided direction for the development of a series of annotated rough sketches. Positive and negative features were analysed in relation to the design success criteria. Design concepts were further developed and evaluated leading to a final design, with the degree of difference to existing solutions provided.
Project development and realisation – ideas generation, degree of difference and exploration of existing ideas.
Demonstrates the substantial application of creativity in the development of the MDP.
Hugh effectively documents in his folio the wide range of quality practical skills he has demonstrated throughout the design process. This includes initial idea sketches which were refined as the result of experimentation and testing, logo development and final CAD drawings. Evidence of each skill is provided through a sequential, annotated photographic journal, which reflects the progress and realisation of his design solution. Folio records correlate with the high-quality final design produced.
Project development and realisation – evidence of practical skills to produce a quality project.
Applies a range of high-quality practical skills in the development of the PSE.
Tessa provides a critical evaluation of the impact of her design solution upon the individual, society and the environment. This is demonstrated through an analysis of features during design, production, use and disposal. Tessa has reflected upon the cradle to grave impact of her project and has included in her findings a lifecycle analysis. In particular, Tessa has demonstrated clear links between the functional success criteria and final impacts upon the society and the environment.
Project evaluation – final evaluation with respect to the project’s impact on the individual, society and the environment.
Critically evaluates the impact of the PSE on the individual, society and the environment.