ANALYSIS OF CHOSEN CONTEXT

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ANALYSIS OF CHOSEN CONTEXT by Mind Map: ANALYSIS OF CHOSEN CONTEXT

1. DESIGNING

1.1. AESTHETICS

1.1.1. DIfferent art movements : Bauhaus, Art Nouveau, Art Deco, Memphis, Minimalism, Streamlining.

1.1.2. Different themes : natural form, modern, rustic

1.1.3. Bright colours would be appealing for younger children.

1.1.4. A colour palette would be more suitable for teenagers and adults.

1.1.5. Different finishes such varnish or wood veneers.

1.1.6. Themes such as natural forms or industrial forms.

1.2. SAFETY

1.2.1. BSI Standards and the MS.

1.2.2. Possible ways to make product safe → Padding, curves, locks.

1.2.3. Weights. centre of gravity, stability.

1.2.4. No small parts

1.3. SELECTION OF MATERIALS

1.3.1. Different types of materials : Composite, Smart, compliant, wood, plastic.

1.3.2. Combinations of materials can be practical and aesthetically pleasing.

1.3.3. Different materials = different adhesives.

1.4. ERGONOMICS

1.4.1. Different age groups have different physical dimensions.

1.4.2. Handles and seats can be shaped to be ergonomic.

1.4.3. Safety

1.4.4. The anthropometrics of some disabled people are completely different.

1.4.5. Easy to access

1.4.6. Easy to use

1.4.7. Globally inclusive

1.5. SUSTAINABLITY

1.5.1. Product can be made of recycled or recyclable materials such as aluminium, thermoplastics and etc.

1.5.2. Create a product which has a very long life span so it does not have to be replaced, which would use more material.

1.5.3. Product can be made of biopolymers or biodegradable plastics.

1.6. PURPOSE

1.6.1. Dual function

1.6.2. Space saving, storage, teaching aid

1.6.3. customisable to suit personal preference

1.6.4. Mounted to something such as a wall

2. MANUFACTURING

2.1. QUALITY ASSURANCE

2.1.1. Acceptable tolerances.

2.1.2. Use of CAD and CAE

2.1.3. Regular machinery inspections

2.1.4. Effective QA = Less QC issues

2.1.5. Six Sigma system - DMAIC

2.1.6. TIMWOOD

2.2. HEALTH AND SAFETY

2.2.1. Either the responsibility of the company or manufacturer.

2.2.2. Ensure that workers are properly trained and have PPE (Personal Protective Equipment)

2.2.3. Regular inspections of factory to ensure everything is going according to plan.

2.2.4. The company must find a manufacturers which obey the laws.

2.2.5. COSHH

2.3. QUALITY CONTROL

2.3.1. Visual Inspection - Regularly inspect a product or part of a product by random.

2.3.2. Process Inspection - Regular inspect the machinery or the journey the product goes through before it is complete.

2.3.3. Using x rays and different gauges.

2.3.4. Chemical analysis for moisture content

2.3.5. Colour matching for different pigments.

2.4. METHODS OF MANUFACTURING

2.4.1. Using templates

2.4.2. Plastic - Blow moulding, Vacuum forming. Injection moulding,

2.4.3. Metal - Press forming, Sand casting

2.4.4. Paper and board - Bending, creasing, Line bending

2.4.5. Pilot run

2.4.6. Wood - Traditional wood joints, KD fittings

2.4.7. Using standard components

2.5. RULES AND LAWS

2.5.1. Workers must be above a certain age.

2.5.2. Working hours must not be too long and workers must be able to rest.

2.5.3. The waste products of the factory must be dealt with with a sustainable and non polluting way.

2.6. CHOOSING METHODS

2.6.1. Quantity - Small batches, mass production, continuous production

2.6.2. Cost of materials and equipment

2.6.3. Availability of resources

2.6.4. Cost of employees + training + supervision

2.6.5. Energy consumption

2.6.6. Recycling materials and the sustainability of certain methods.

2.6.7. Tolerance and accuracy needed for the product.