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THE DESIGN SPECIFICATION - EDUCATIONAL TOY

V. Ryan 2006 - 2009

 

Having asked all the important questions, the designer can now write a design specification. The specification is a list of factors that the design must satisfy. This information can be used when drawing ideas, to ensure that all the clients needs are considered. The designers specification is seen below.

   

1. The educational toy will encourage the child to learn and develop new skills for instance; hand / eye coordination, learning letters and words.
2. The toy will encourage the child to construct and build and physically interact with it.
3. The toy will include mechanisms that allow for movement.
4. The overall size of the toy will be 300 X 300 X 200mm. It will fit on a coffee table top.
5. The toy will be lightweight so that it can be carried by a young child
6. It will be possible for a young child to play with the game by himself/herself or with parents and other children.
7. It will cost a maximum of ten pounds to manufacture.

At this point other points may be added such as;

8. It will be safe to use as it will not have sharp edges. It will satisfy British and European safety standards.
9. It will be made from recycled material.
10. It will be manufactured in a range of colours.
11. It will be possible to expand the toy so that it can be made more complex as a child gets older.
 

 

 

Can you think of any more points that need adding to the specification ? List them below.

   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   

Write five points that you think are the most important to be included in a specification of an educational toy.

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