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Hello, and welcome to what is our sixth lesson in the design technology textiles unit of work.

My name is Mr. Wicken, and as always, it's fantastic to see you here today.

In today's lesson, we're going to look at how we design develop our initial ideas that we came up in our last lesson to them be able to create, which hopefully will be really successful, our final design in today's lesson.

So let's go and have a look at our learning objectives for today.

Now as always, before we go into the learning objectives, if you haven't yet done the intro quiz, pause the video here now and go and get that finished for me.

Okay, now that's done, let's have a look at what we're going to learn in today's lesson.

So the first area of learning we're going to be looking to today is how we actually develop our design ideas, so those initial ideas that we came up with last lesson, today we're going to take some of those ideas and we're going to further develop them to be able to create what is hopefully a really successful final idea that we'll then take forward to manufacture.

We're then going to actually review our designs, not only just ourselves reviewing them but actually asking other people to have a look at what we've created and give some feedback on those designs, and then you are going to take one of your developed ideas and you're going to present that as your final design ready to start making in our future lessons.

And as always we're going to finish off with the exit quiz, just to conclude all the learning that you've done in today's lesson.

So to be successful as always we need to think about the equipment that we're going to use.

So these are the things that we're going to need for today's lesson.

We're going to need either your exercise book or some bits of paper that we are going to help create our developed design ideas with, we're going to need a pencil, preferably a nice sharp pencil ready to use, and as always with some of these design tasks we're using, we are going to be using some equipment that can be a little bit dangerous, I mean this lesson we're going to be using some scissors, so when you're using the scissors in today's lesson, can I please ask that whenever that's happening, you're doing it under the supervision of your parent or carer just in case anything happens, we want you to be safe, we don't want anything to happen.

So, if you want to pause the video here now and go and get those bits of equipment then come back and we'll carry on.

Okay, now we've got that stuff, let's go and have a look at today's keywords.

So we've got one keyword for today's lesson, and that is development.

That is a huge word that we're going to be focused on throughout this whole lesson, so let's say that together.

I'll say it, and you repeat it.




Excellent, well done.

So development, realistically, within design technology is where we are reviewing our designs that we've come up with, our initial designs that we did last lesson, and we are going to adapt them and change them, tweak and hopefully improve them so that it better meets your sort of design brief, your specification, whatever it might be that actually has been written to dictate what you are creating.

So by developing your design idea, you can better meet that original document that you've created to actually tell us what we are designing and making.

So we're going to develop our designs in today's lesson to allow them to be even more successful than they already are.

So let's go and have a look into our first learning objective for today.

So our first learning objective in today's lesson is actually how to develop a design, and that's really important for what we're going to be doing in today's lesson.

We need to be able to develop our designs so that actually it really does meet that design document that we've created, so our design brief in this case, for this project.

It's important because, actually, the whole design process is built around actually being successful in those designs.

If you make the best design, it should hopefully be something that you can be really proud of and take forward, but always we can fine tune and tweak those designs to better meet the original design brief, in this case.

When we're developing our design, we must make sure that we are thinking about key aspects of that design that we maybe haven't thought about in our initial ideas.

Our initial idea is that sketching that we've done last lesson, it's just really quick ideas that we're putting onto a page.

Now, with the development, what we're doing is taking those ideas and we're trying to make them far more realistic and feasible in respect of actually being able to manufacture those things, so we need to think of a variety of different areas when we're developing our designs in today's lesson.

So let's have a look at how we can take our designs and develop them further.

So here I've got my initial design ideas that I finished creating last lesson.

I've got six different ideas, they're quite simple in some areas but others are a little bit complicated in how they're going to be constructed.

I'm absolutely certain your designs look 1,000 times better than mine do, and I'm hoping that you're really proud of what you came up with in our last lesson.

Now we're going to take some of these designs and we're going to develop them in more detail so that they are more realistic as a final product that we can then go and manufacture.

So with our designs that we've got here, I've obviously got some annotation around them, some basic ideas and information about what they are.

What I'm going to do is I'm not going to take all six to develop, I'm just going to pick one or two to take forward to further develop to make it more realistic as a final product.

So out of my design ideas, you might like some of them, you might dislike all of them, I don't mind, they're just my ideas that I've come up with, hopefully you can say you're proud of yours and you're going to take two of them further forward.

So I might take, for example, the semicircle that I've got here, looks a little bit like a watermelon.

I quite like that design, don't know why, simple, basic, but actually quite effective and interesting.

And I think also I'm going to take the lightning bolt as another design that I'm going to further develop.

And what I will do is I'll take those two designs and onto a new sheet of paper I'll start to draw them out and actually think in a bit more detail about how we're going to make these things.

Now when we're talking about developing our designs, we need to think about a couple of things.

The first thing is, and I've got some examples here just to show you, is we need to think about, actually, because we're working with textile based products, we need to think about some of the fabrics that we could possibly use.

So when we're developing our design ideas, I want you to have some different fabrics in front of you that could possibly be used.

This one will be quite an interesting one for the semicircle, that watermelon sort of shape, and this could be maybe used for the lightning bolt.

Maybe not such a bright yellow, I might want a brighter yellow, but that's the whole point with development is actually we're looking at different fabrics that could possibly be used to manufacture these actual mobile phone protectors.

Now if you don't have access to sheets of fabric like I've got here, that's perfectly fine, because as we spoke about in a previous lesson, it's really important that we reuse old bits of textile products.

So if you've got at home maybe an old tea towel, so I've got one here that's a dark blue, or maybe, as I've got here, an old T shirt that actually is a little bit too small for me now, unfortunately, but this would be a perfect fabric that I could take, cut up, and actually use to manufacture my mobile phone protector.

So don't worry if you haven't got bits of fabric at home that you maybe want to use, you can use old textile products that, you know, nobody wants anymore and that your parent or carer is happy for you to use that you can take and actually use to create them, and it's really important that we think about those different fabrics that we can use.

Now when we're developing these designs, what I'd also like you to do when you're redrawing them on the page, like you can see with my initial ideas but will be similar when you develop ideas, what I'd like you to do is also, on your page, when you've got those two designs, is I want you to cut bits of the fabric out and that's when I would like you to use the scissors so please, please, please, when you're cutting the fabric, be incredibly careful and make sure you're being supervised when you're doing it.

But I'd like you to cut some bits of fabric and stick them onto the page so that you can stick the actual piece of fabric next to the design that you're going to use with it just to help you get a really good idea and understanding of that design.

The other thing that's really important with this is we need to think about sizes.

So all my initial ideas, I've got no sizing there whatsoever, but on your developed design ideas I would like you to put rough sizes for your phone holder.

So you need to think about what mobile phone you're possibly going to use to actually hold in this mobile phone protector and actually take those sizes and use them to help create your final developed design ideas and then out of those two, you've got a much better, more realistic sort of understanding as to what these designs could and should look like as a final piece.

Also, with the developed design ideas, make sure that you're adding any colour and any sort of imagery that you want to the developed designs, just to give it a far more realistic view of those ideas.

So just so you have a clear visual example, here is a developed page of design ideas.

I've taken my two ideas, the semicircle that looks a little bit like a watermelon, and my lightning bolt, and what I've done then is taken those designs on and maybe given it a little bit more thought so I've done some dotted out lines as to where the pocket for the mobile phone's going to be inside the protector as well as these additional pockets that I was talking about with my lightning bolt.

I've also drawn on the flap that's going to go over the top with a button that's going to hold it in, and this one I've said there'd be possibly a zip.

I've then also done some sizing, some rough sizing as to what I think is going to be suitable, and I've taken my mobile phone and measured my mobile phone so that those sizes work, and then I've also stuck on some bits of fabric that actually I think might work quite nicely with these designs, and I've labelled what those fabrics are, so cotton and felt, cotton and polyester, and that way then I've got a really clear idea as to what these two designs are going to look like when they go to manufacture, and this is what you need to do with yours.

So what you're going to need to do now is pause the video and you need to go and start developing your initial design ideas.

You need to take two ideas, as I've just spoken about, and you need to redraw them either in your exercise book or on a piece of paper.

Make sure that when you are developing these design ideas you're starting to think about actually how this is going to work and be created if one of those designs is your chosen final idea to manufacture.

Make sure that you're looking into different shapes and forms with it, make sure that you're considering the materials that might go in it, and also the sizing of that design, because those things are going to be really crucial to make sure that you are successful when it comes to doing the final design idea in today's lesson, but then in our future lessons actually going to manufacturing.

So, pause the video, get developing, have fun, be creative.

Welcome back, and I hope you got on really well with taking two of your initial design ideas and developing them so that they are now possibly going to be your final design.

One of those two will be your final design that we're going to take on to manufacture.

And you've got a much clear idea about the fabrics, sizes, maybe some other features that you've added to the design.

Whatever it is, hopefully you've been successful with that, and now we're going to move on to our second area of learning, which is actually review of designs.

Now, the review of the designs is a really important part of any design aspect, because it's really key for us as designers to be able to get views and opinions from different people on our designs that we've created.

Yes, we have taken those initial ideas and developed them, and we've made sure they are hopefully in line with our original design brief, but that can only go so far.

We need to make sure that we are taking into account views and opinions from other people.

So at this point in the process, what we have to do as designers is gain those views and opinions on our design ideas, specifically the developed design.

So those two that you've now taken forward and developed, those two we need to get some views and opinions on as to what people like and what people would like to possibly see improve on them.

Those opinions are obviously personal to whoever is viewing them, so don't worry if they are critical, that's the whole point.

We want that critical friend to say, "Hm, I'm not quite sure about that," or, "Could you maybe change this?" or, "Actually, do you know what, the fabric that you've chosen, I don't quite like, maybe it would be better if it was this colour or this design." That's absolutely fine, that is the whole point of taking people's ideas and actually using them to help develop your ideas further.

So those ideas can hopefully suggest some really good further developments for those designs that you've created.

So, what I want you to do is you're going to pause the video here in a moment, and I want you to go and find somebody in your household and actually show them your designs that you've created, the developed design ideas with the fabrics and everything, and ask them what do you like and maybe what you don't so much like, and how those things could be further improved.

And with those suggestions, whatever they're telling you how to improve, and I do want them to make sure that they're asking you for some improvements on those designs.

I want you to then take those ideas and actually work them into your designs themselves.

So if they're saying to change maybe part of the shape or maybe to add some different features or maybe play around with the fabrics, then I want you to do that there and then in the moment so that you've developed those designs even further so they are absolutely, 100% the most amazing designs for your mobile phone protector.

So pause the video here now, go and find somebody to have a chat with, and get further developing.

See you in a minute.

Welcome back, and I hope you got on really well with having those conversations with somebody at home as to how you could further develop and further improve your design ideas, and that those suggestions that have been made, you've now worked them into your designs, the two that you've taken forward to develop, to further improve them so they're even more successful.

Now we're going to move on to what is a really crucial part in the design process, the presentation of our final design.

Now we've taken those initial ideas that we created, the six different ideas in our last lesson.

We then today started by taking two of those initial ideas to actually further develop them, and we've thought about sizes and fabrics and different features and functions within those ideas.

We then asked people's opinions on those developed design ideas and actually worked those further suggestions into it, but now what's important is that we select one of those two developed ideas and present it as our final design idea, and that is what we will then take forward to manufacture.

Now, the final design idea should be presented in a way that is to a high quality and a high standard.

It needs to be in full colour using, obviously, the design or pattern that you might be intending to use because of the fabric that you're going to use on that design, okay? And it needs to have a clear level of information as to why that design's been selected, what the benefits are, and why it's most suitable for our intended outcome, which is it to be a mobile phone protector.

Now, to do this, you're going to use a final design worksheet that I've got on the website, and if you can get access to that, you can then draw your final design onto that sheet and actually present it in a really high quality way.

And I want you to take your time with drawing this final design idea.

Don't rush, I want you do be really careful with this design.

You can this time, if you make a mistake, rub bits out where we've not said to use a rubber before, with this you can, definitely.

Make sure that presentation is labelled and clearly telling us all the information we need to know.

If there's a button on there or if there's a different type of fabric and what that fabric is, maybe you've got some special hidden feature, you need to make sure that in that final design idea you are telling us everything about your idea so that it's ready to be used as the blueprint to manufacture it in our future lessons.

This is what the worksheet looks like, so you're going to draw it underneath where it says final design with all the labels in full colour and anything else.

You can stick more fabric on there if you want to.

There's nothing wrong with that.

Make sure also that you've put the sizing on as well that you had from your development.

You may have found actually from your development to your final design that actually there's some changes in the sizes, that's perfectly fine.

Those sizes need to be written on there because they're going to be used in our future lessons to do the manufacture.

Then there's a box that says why you selected this design just below me here.

In there, I want you to write a little paragraph as to why out of the two that you've developed you've chosen that design as your final idea.

What reasons, is it because of something that somebody just told you about that design, that they preferred it over the other one? Is it that you have a personal preference towards this design? Is there something that you think that actually the function of that design is really going to benefit the end user so that it's a good, solid mobile phone protector? That's whatever you need to write into that box there just to give that justification for your final idea.

So pause the video here now, choose one of the two developed ideas as your final idea, and be confident that design that you're choosing, you need to be confident and say yes, that is my final idea, I'm definitely going to take that one to manufacture.

You need to draw it back up, you need to make sure you got colour on there, labels, sizing, maybe some bits of fabric as well, maybe some buttons as well, you want to stick that on if you've got some ideas of using buttons or clips or whatever it might be.

You also need to make sure you put that further detail paragraph in there as to why you selected it as your final design, and then we're ready in our future lessons to start making this.

That's really exciting and I cannot wait to get onto that.

So, pause the video here, go and get doing your final design, have fun, good luck, be creative.

Welcome back, and I hope you got on really well with creating your final design idea and you are now really happy with what you have come up with from that initial design idea that we created in our last lesson to where we are now with the final design, and I am absolutely certain that that design that you've come up with you are absolutely itching to get manufactured, and that will be in our future lessons, I promise.

And that's it in today's lesson.

Thank you so much for being here, I've had loads of fun and I hope you've really enjoyed getting on with the development and the final designs that you've created.

In today's lesson we've looked at actually how we develop a design idea and what a good developed idea should look like on the page.

We've then gone and sought some views and opinions on our developed ideas as to how they could be better worked as final ideas, and then you've taken one of the two ideas that you've developed as your final design and now have presented it on that worksheet with a nice paragraph explaining why that is.

As always, I would love to see the work that you've created, and if you could get your parent or carer to take some photos and they could share it online, that would be brilliant, because then I could see what you've been creating.

Make sure that when they're doing that, you use the hashtag Learn with Oak.

I look forward to seeing you in our future lessons.

Take care, bye bye.