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Tech Chapter 2 Test
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a basic illustration that communicates of shares a simple idea
a more detailed illustrations that has measurements and scale
a very detailed illustration with color that shows exactly what the product will look like; powerful; texture
The process of designing new products
A plan that is used to make something
a model that resembles a finished product but doesn't work
A working model
a model used when it is unrealistic to build a full sized model; type of three-dimensional model that is small, but accurate
Group technique of suggesting ideas as they occur
Introduction of something; taking an already existing product and making it better
Why 2D models are done first
they can be done fast, easy, and with less cost. They prepare designers for 3D models.
Relationship between making decisions and the design process
People use problem solving skills whenever they make a decision, although they often don't realize it when it's an easy decision.
(Identify the Problem) step 1
you must first figure out what people need and what needs to be fixed
(Gather Information) step 2
Look for information that will help you design a solution. Use all your resources and know all you can about the subject.
(Develop Alternative Solutions) step 3
Sketching is a good way to explore possible solutions. Find several possible solutions-- there will be more than just one probably.
(Select the Best Solution) step 4
Look at all the possible solutions. Review the advantage and disadvantage of each. Models can help you choose the best choice.
(Implement the Solution) step 5
ask yourself about it's aesthetics, function, durability, cost, ergonomics. If the answer is "good" in all of these, continue to the next step. I the answer is "bad" for any, reevaluate it and try to fix it; put the solution to use
(Evaluate the Solution) step 6
Check to see if it works properly, ask customers, and just fine tune it.
Matching design to human needs; example: mechanical pencil because it has been designed specifically to fit the human body/hand
The design processes role in design
An organizational tool or outline to help the designer to come up with a solution in a logical way.
Talking to people, visiting a museum, and using the internet are methods of
a plan consisting of the statement of the problem, materials to be used, how much can be spent, and when the solution is needed
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