mrboss101
Badges: 5
Rep:
?
#1
Report Thread starter 9 months ago
#1
Hi, I need help with a few questions.
1) Discuss the importance of designers collaborating in creating effective design solutions
2)Describe two advantages 3D drawing has over 2D drawing.
3)Explain why modelling is an important tool used by designers to develop prototypes.
4)Name one process used to remove waste material to make different parts of a prototype. Describe the process you have chosen.
5) Name and explain ONE process used to convert paper into a workable form.

for number 4, i have put laser cutting. I'm pretty sure it is right but would like to double check. Any help with any of them would be much appreciated.
0
reply
Advertisement
PetitePanda
Badges: 22
Rep:
?
#2
Report 9 months ago
#2
Hi, I moved your thread to a more relevant forum hopefully, people with more knowledge will see this better
0
reply
mrboss101
Badges: 5
Rep:
?
#3
Report Thread starter 9 months ago
#3
(Original post by PetitePanda)
Hi, I moved your thread to a more relevant forum hopefully, people with more knowledge will see this better
thank you
0
reply
Advertisement
CoolCavy
Badges: 20
Rep:
?
#4
Report 9 months ago
#4
(Original post by mrboss101)
Hi, I need help with a few questions.
1) Discuss the importance of designers collaborating in creating effective design solutions
2)Describe two advantages 3D drawing has over 2D drawing.
3)Explain why modelling is an important tool used by designers to develop prototypes.
4)Name one process used to remove waste material to make different parts of a prototype. Describe the process you have chosen.
5) Name and explain ONE process used to convert paper into a workable form.

for number 4, i have put laser cutting. I'm pretty sure it is right but would like to double check. Any help with any of them would be much appreciated.
You will need to expand on these obviously but i will give you some pointers to get you started
1) Everyone brings their own area of expertise and ideas to the table, people may think of things that wouldnt have occured to you and have specialisms in different areas. Something commonly done in ideation is the 'six hats' method.
2) It's a lot more exact, you can input measurements into programmes like solidworks and your GA drawings will be that exact scale. 3D drawing also allows you to send a 3D model to a client that they can interact with, i.e spin round, pan, zoom in. What is even better is if you use a programme called solidworks e-drawings they can open the file with no design software. This is important as often your client wont be a designer, they will be a businessman or a member of the public that wants a design but doesnt nessecarily have the software etc at home - that's why they came to you!
3) Modelling allows your client to interact with the design in a real physical world. It's fairly impossible to get feedback on how something feels in the hand, if it's too big/too small, too rough etc without mocking it up. Modelling really allows you to get a sense of scale and your consumer can interact and give feedback on it after handling something similar to a final product. A prototype can either be an aesthetic (looks like the product) or a working prototype (functions like the product). Most have elements of both but are usually specified as one or the other. Without modelling prior to the final prototype you wouldnt be able to get the right size, form, detailing straight away. I.e you cant go from a design on a page to a final prototype in one go.
4) Yep laser cutting is a valid option for that, anything that removes material to create a form counts. That could be carving, CNC routering, etching, sanding or spinning wood on a lathe.
5) Not entirely sure what it means by workable form here but i would imagine it's anything that you could use to basically create a paper template or create a paper model. i.e laser cutting, bending, using a scalpel.

Hope that helps
0
reply
mrboss101
Badges: 5
Rep:
?
#5
Report Thread starter 9 months ago
#5
(Original post by CoolCavy)
You will need to expand on these obviously but i will give you some pointers to get you started
1) Everyone brings their own area of expertise and ideas to the table, people may think of things that wouldnt have occured to you and have specialisms in different areas. Something commonly done in ideation is the 'six hats' method.
2) It's a lot more exact, you can input measurements into programmes like solidworks and your GA drawings will be that exact scale. 3D drawing also allows you to send a 3D model to a client that they can interact with, i.e spin round, pan, zoom in. What is even better is if you use a programme called solidworks e-drawings they can open the file with no design software. This is important as often your client wont be a designer, they will be a businessman or a member of the public that wants a design but doesnt nessecarily have the software etc at home - that's why they came to you!
3) Modelling allows your client to interact with the design in a real physical world. It's fairly impossible to get feedback on how something feels in the hand, if it's too big/too small, too rough etc without mocking it up. Modelling really allows you to get a sense of scale and your consumer can interact and give feedback on it after handling something similar to a final product. A prototype can either be an aesthetic (looks like the product) or a working prototype (functions like the product). Most have elements of both but are usually specified as one or the other. Without modelling prior to the final prototype you wouldnt be able to get the right size, form, detailing straight away. I.e you cant go from a design on a page to a final prototype in one go.
4) Yep laser cutting is a valid option for that, anything that removes material to create a form counts. That could be carving, CNC routering, etching, sanding or spinning wood on a lathe.
5) Not entirely sure what it means by workable form here but i would imagine it's anything that you could use to basically create a paper template or create a paper model. i.e laser cutting, bending, using a scalpel.

Hope that helps
Thanks, helps massively
1
reply
Advertisement
X

Quick Reply

Attached files
Write a reply...
Reply
new posts
Back
to top
Latest
My Feed

See more of what you like on
The Student Room

You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

Personalise

Do you have the space and resources you need to succeed in home learning?

Yes I have everything I need (195)
58.21%
I don't have everything I need (140)
41.79%

Watched Threads

View All