Design Folders

Your final project for this year isn’t so much about the product itself, but about your process through it. Sure, we want it to look nice, but understanding documentation is more important right now.

This is going to seem like a crazy lot, but it really isn’t that bad.

You will need four total pieces of documentation- each one related to one of the four parts of the design cycle. Keep in mind, you need this documentation per group, not per person.

Part one:
Criterion A:
Old Name: Investigate
New Name: Inquiring & Analyzing

– Explain & justify the need for a solution to a problem
– Construct a research plan, which states and prioritizes the primary and secondary research needed to develop a solution to the problem.
– Analyze a group of similar products that inspire a solution to the problem
– Develop a design brief, which presents the analysis of relevant research.

 

Achievement Levels for Criterion A:

Previously, each criterion in Design/Tech went up to 6, but in the new MYP Criterions, all criterion in every subject is 8. It may be frustrating getting used to 8 in Design/Tech; however previously some subject had 6, some 8, some 10, and some it differed between their criterion. Overall, with every criterion in every subject being 8, it will end up being easier.

Achievement level 0:
The student:
– does not achieve at any level stated below.

Achievement level 1-2:
The student:
– states the need for a solution to a problem.
– states some of the main findings of relevant research.

Achievement level 3-4:
The student:
– outlines the need for a solution to a problem.
– states the research needed to develop a solution to the problem, with some guidance.
– outlines one existing product that inspires a solution to the problem.
– develops a basic design brief, which outlines some of the relevant research.

Achievement level 5-6:
The student:
– explains the need for a solution to a problem.
– constructs a research plan, which states and prioritizes primary and secondary research needed to develop a solution to the problem, with some guidance.
– describes a group of similar products that inspire a solution to the problem.
– develops a design brief, which outlines the findings of relevant research.

Achievement level 7-8:
The student:
– explains and justifies the need for a solution to a problem.
– constructs a research plan, which states and prioritizes primary and secondary research needed to develop a solution to the problem independently.
– analyzes a group of similar products that inspire a solution to the problem.
– develops a design brief, which presents the analysis of relevant research.

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