(Original post by qqprzem)
****, I've missed out a lot. I'll answer all the comments in chronological order.
In my coursework I made a desk tidy with a feature to organise memory sticks. It was aimed (initially) at designers who use loads of electronic data, but then I also added some stuff about teachers needing the organisation skills with students submitting stuff electronically on USB and stuff.
To be fair, I really wasn't passionate about the project, I thought of it because I HAD TO, as time was closing in and all that. I got loads of other cool ideas that I would have preferred to have done, but it was too late I guess.
Again, as an experience, it has been invaluable.
The only thing that is keeping me going is the fact that I only need a D in this to be able to go onto my college course next year. (Foundation Art and Design)
Thank you so much for that list, I was really struggling with topics to revise, now that I have a starting point, I feel a little more comfortable.
I think I'm good with my writing skills, as I do English A-level as well, so I'll be able to hit the higher marks of the intermediate band.
The diagrams are also very good too, after all, we as designers use schematics to portray our ideas most effectively so examiners like to see it. However, don't spend too much time drawing them and shading and all that, it's a waste of time. I usually square off where the diagram should go and carry on writing. When I am finished I quickly sketch the diagrams into the left out squares.
Ethnography -a branch of anthropology dealing with the scientific description of individual cultures. <-- that's the dictionary definition. I'm sure the AQA book has the term down in the index.
As you can see, the AQA book should be used by you all as THE BIBLE OF DT. I mean, they will not ask you anything that is not at least mentioned in that book.
Iconic design that I can think of are more historical things:
-The memphis furniture, bookcase, superlamp etc. (Ettore Sostass)
-The Stark Juicer
-The London Underground Map
-Loads of graphical based designs, like the campbell soups, or the Coca-Cola logo.
I would also use design movements as iconic, that is memphis, bauhaus, art deco... You know, the lot.
Products adaptable to the disabled:
-Basically anything that involves anthopometrics can be twisted to be for disabled, you just need to think of things that a disabled person might struggle with. Think of disabilities, such as speech impairment, hearing aid, arthiritis...
This is just me thinking of the top of my head, look in the book for specifics. Also, Uncle Google is a great help!
Sorry to write so much! I just want to make sure I answer everyone.