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HOW THE DESIGN OF A PRODUCT

CHANGES OVER TIME - THE BICYCLE

V. Ryan 2005 - 2009

 

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As a product develops over a long period of time new technology becomes available. This leads to changes in the way the product looks, its efficiency and desirability to the potential customers. Designers always look for modern technology that can be applied to the products they design. This helps them keep ahead of their competitors.

Many products have a long history and one good example is the bicycle.

   

Look carefully at the pictures / photographs of the series of bicycles. Print them out and arrange them in order on your desk, the earliest to the most modern. Each photograph is numbered. Write the number of the bicycle alongside the dates written on the following sheet. Explain why you have placed each bicycle alongside each of the dates. HINT - the bicycle with the most basic technology should be the alongside 1817. As you progress down the list each bicycle should be more complex or have improved technology.

 

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