Students are required to find an everyday design solution that adheres to one or more of the design principles. Students should refer to the online video on ‘identifying and using design principles’. The video discussed everyday objects like door handles, traffic light push buttons and the dual flush button in toilets. Design solutions are not limited to objects; they can also take the form of systems or processes. An example of a system is the way a gear lever in cars is controlled. An example of a process is how you might order a takeaway coffee at your local café. Keep an eye out for design solutions on your daily commute, at home or in your work environment. Once you have found a design solution, analyse why it is a pleasure to use by assessing it against the principles. For example: Does the design solution have a clear affordance?
Max. 500 words, 5 pages in visual report format
The submission is a visual report style consisting of text and visuals. We will cover how to prepare a visual report in week 7. The use of images and diagrams is encouraged to illustrate how the design solution demonstrates the design principles.
The design concepts will be assessed according to the following criteria:
C1: The images clearly show the product being evaluated
C2: There is a description of the design solution and its functionality
C3: Two design principles have been used in the evaluation
C4: Explanation of how each of the nominated design principles is demonstrated by the design solution
Type of service: Academic paper writing
Type of assignment: Case study
Pages /words: 2/500
Number of sources: 1
Academic level: Freshman (college 1st year)
Paper format: APA
Line spacing: Double
Language style: US English