'Recognizing the need is the primary condition for design.'

Charles Eames

'To design is to communicate clearly by whatever means you can control or master.'
Milton Glaser

Exisiting Product Research

Task 1,2 & 3 Objective:

Develop an understanding of the necessity of conducting effective research

Investiagte and discuss a range of common features connected to your chosen GCSE design brief

Demonstrate a focused and developmentl approach to conducting research



Discussed a range of features and concepts conneted to chosen design brief

Created a concise list of important factors to help inform design concept

Shown positive progress towards researching chosen design problem

Task 1 - With a friend review the images below that are relevent to your chosen GCSE design brief, discuss the common features, most effective designs and identify any trends and materials used.

It is important that you spend some time researching existing product before plaiing to make your own.

Research serves many purposes these are:


  • Identifying emerging products
  • Gaining insperation
  • Ensureing you don't copy a product idea without knowing
  • Identify common features
  • Identify effective designs
  • Familiarise yourself with trends
  • Pricing
  • Deciding on possible materials

Fast Food Packaging

Model Buildings

CD Case

Floor Standing Displays

Task 2 - Compile a list of all the points you discovered from task 1 e.g: Strengths, common features, design features, use of color, trends in design. 4 points

Task 3 - Gather 8 - 12 images of existing products that match or are close to your design brief and arrange on an A3 power point page. 6 points

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