Shipping Container Homes

The design process as outlined in the 2013 Senior Graphics Syllabus

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1. EXPLORING DESIGN PROBLEMS

1.1. describing the needs and opportunities of individual or community users within the selected design area

1.2. evaluating how well existing products and graphical representations meet needs, and identifying possible improvements

1.3. explaining the design problem

1.4. investigating design factors by accessing information from primary sources (e.g. interviews with users, surveys) and secondary sources (e.g. books, existing graphical products, other designers) to understand the nature of the design problem

1.5. analysing the graphical conventions for the design area and the design problem

1.6. analysing graphical representations that could be used for the design area and the design problem

1.7. developing a design brief from the design problem

1.8. establishing criteria based on the design factors to evaluate the quality of ideas, solutions and graphical products

2. Developing ideas

2.1. generating and representing ideas (e.g. annotated sketches and drawings)

2.2. evaluating ideas in relation to the design criteria

2.3. collecting data and information through research and testing to progress and evaluate ideas and inform the selection of a solution

2.4. selecting and refining a solution to satisfy design criteria and justify decisions

2.5. evaluating the proposed solution

3. graphical products

3.1. producing sketches and drawings for a particular audience and purpose

3.2. managing the production of the graphical representations

3.3. evaluating the proposed graphical representations against the design criteria

3.4. making and justifying decisions to modify the graphical representations

3.5. evaluating and describing how the final solution and graphical products meet the design criteria

3.6. making and justifying recommendations for improvements to design processes and graphical products

4. Furniture within the home