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|1. Select one of your designs. Evaluate the design against the original design specification (seen below)|
Design a hand held product for a child, based one of the silhouettes:
The handheld product must be based on the theme wildlife,
The product must be safe for young children to use.
This hand held toy has been designed to fit ta child’s hand comfortably. The ergonomics of the hand have been carefully considered and applied to the product. It is comfortable to handle and the various buttons and controls can be used with ease. The black rubber ‘arms’ add to the ‘comfy’ feel of the product.
The wildlife theme is obvious, as the Panda can still be seen in the final design. This will attract children, as Pandas are often seen on the television. The theme will help promote environmental awareness and conservation.
The product is safe. It does not have small pieces that could be a ‘choking’ issue. The rubber ‘arms’ mean that it is unlikely to cause damage if dropped or thrown. It is a ‘robust’ product, well able to withstand knocks and drops. The product will be fully tested by the British Safety Institute (BSI), to ensure standards.
|2. Explain / describe two improvements that could be applied to your selected product.|
|IMPROVEMENT 1: Supply a variety of bright colours.
|JUSTIFICATION: Young children are attracted by bright colours. A brightly coloured version, is more likely to be commercially viable, as it will sell in large numbers.
|IMPROVEMENT 2: Add more control / function buttons|
|JUSTIFICATION: A new version aimed at older children could be manufactured. It will have more buttons and options / functions. It will be the natural next stage for young children, as they ‘outgrow’ the first simple version.|
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