How to complete a Design project in 8 weeks
As part of the requirement of the course, you need to take ownership of your own work. This outline should help you plan out your time and guide you through the creation of your project.
First some basic guidelines.
1. You need to look at the instructions for your current unit and have them readily available when working (Have them open in front of you, Print them out) you must read the relevant part before you start to work. Even if it seems repetitive.
2. You need to look at the examples and the assessment criteria for the stage that you are working on so that you have a clear idea of what is expected of you. Ask for clarification if you are unsure. Note that the tasks you are given match up to a particular part (strand) of the assessment criteria. The examples are laid out in a similar manner.
3. You have 3 lessons a week; each is 55minutes long. You are expected to use this time productively. You also have 1 to 2 hours a week to work on your project as homework. So in a week you have 4-5 hours to work on your project.
You need to plan ahead for your project. Make sure you have everything you need to work effectively in class. Equally, you will need to plan so that you can do your homework effectively. There is no point doing paper and pencil work at school then getting home and not do any work because you have no internet connection.
If you cannot access the wiki at home, work on a word document or on paper then simply type the work on the wiki at school or copy and paste it. Please note if you have trouble accessing any of the resources at home, please take a screen shot and email it to Mr. Mutasa (firstname.lastname@example.org) and your teacher.
Always keep a second copy of your work somewhere safe. Google drive is a good choice.
What do I do and when.
The design cycle is split up into four parts, each with an equal weighting on your grade. So spend an equal amount of time on each part.