Help with your project topics -  IF IN DOUBT ASK !!!!

Point of Sale Display Unit
(& Merchandise…?) (or maybe Egg Packaging…)

Objective ONE ( 4 marks )
You should establish what need exists for your product in the context you have been set.
Who would use them and where would they be used.  You might produce sketches and
photographs with analysis to illustrate your findings. You might do an initial questionnaire.
 (Analysis of whatever you do is most important.)
Objective TWO ( 12 marks )
Your research should cover all the aspects of production of the design from the weight of card that would be suitable, the designs of existing units and the graphic information/display that would be necessary on such a product.  How have other designers used colour and what would be the implications for printing.  You might include a 'round-up' of the possible printing processes that are used in making advertising and promotional material. Use as many and varied a range of techniques you can (2-point, 3-point, orthographic, isometric, dimetric, obliques..etc..
(Again...analysis of whatever you do is most important.)  Finally to round up this section you MUST include a SPECIFICATION that discusses how more than one could be made. 
Make sure you understand the difference between 'batch', 'continuous', 'one-off' and 'mass'
A TIMEPLAN ( This is really essential as you must plan out the time you have and the marks you will get for each section.  It would be crazy to use 80% of your time on a part of the project that only gained 10% of the marks !!) 
A BRAINSTORM of the topics you could cover, or the processes and techniques you might use in making your item.  ( You can always add more to sections later. )
You could
WRITE to (e-mail) COMPANIES that produce such work and include their replies.
Results from questionnaires must be in the form of BARCHARTS, PIE CHARTS etc. -

Objective THREE ( 12 marks )
Produce several IDEAS and illustrate them in a variety of ways.  6-8 ideas is the minimum you should produce…..8-12 would be a lot better! Include analysis of what each one would mean in terms of the card needed (NET analysis).  Make proposals for how the prototype will be made.

Objective FOUR ( 12 marks )
You must DEVELOP the ideas you had and select ONE for going on to the next stage of making a PROTOTYPE. Details might be worked out in this section.  The shape of joining sections, the way that 'waste' parts of the card could be used for other parts of your design if necessary.

[Minimise waste!...waste is costly to your 'clients']. 
                                        A FLOWCHART of production could be included.
                                        Again….Use ICT wherever you can

Objective FIVE ( 52 marks )
Make your product to the best quality you can.  You could include any details that you can think of that show how 'consistent quality' can be maintained when several are being made.  Don't be afraid of 're-developing' aspects of your design if things don't quite work. ( Include all failures ! )
Objective SIX ( 8 marks )
EVALUATE and TEST your prototype.  If necessary make new proposals for changes that could be made. Again use questionnaires to show how successful your designs have been.  Include

Y7 Y8 Y9

SPAG ( 5 marks ) There are 5 marks available for spelling, punctuation and if you have used ICT ..USE THE SPELL-CHECK facility!!!.  Use the correct names for tools and processes wherever you can…Check if you are not sure.