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hi, I’m a year 11 and I really need help so I’ve got these contextual challenges from the exam board AQA and I’m blank when it comes to design ideas. The contextual challenges consists of outdoor living, preparing for emergencies and keeping fit and active. I lean more into need to find a problem to solve and I need to create a product that will solve that problem.
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hey,
as also doing GCSE dt, i found that the best way to 'brain storm', the way that i have found helps me (even now doing A-Level dt) is by:
1st: deciding what contextual challenge you would like to do
2nd: look into existing products that would go under that category that could give you ideas

i would say that the best way to try and go around it would be creating a product that will solve a problem because it means that you will not have to "create a problem" to then solve

i hope that this helps
good luck doing your project, i hope that it turns out good
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Hi, similar to dino, I'm also doing A-level DT now and looking back GCSEs, i would suggest you pick a contextual challenge that suits your interests. After you pick, try get access to previous examples of GCSE Design portfolios and look at the various ways that the student decided to organise their thinking. Best way for me is a mindmap (either by hand or electronically). In this mindmap i ask myself the basic Who, What, When, Where and Why (this basically sums up all the various aspects concisely). If you dont have access to example portfolios, I'd be happy to send you a small sample of mine to aid your research!

Good luck
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Mind map helps
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These are such great responses :adore: thank you to the commenters above!
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I need help I am gcse student I am going my NEA and I am unsure of what to do
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(Original post by dazai768)
Hi, similar to dino, I'm also doing A-level DT now and looking back GCSEs, i would suggest you pick a contextual challenge that suits your interests. After you pick, try get access to previous examples of GCSE Design portfolios and look at the various ways that the student decided to organise their thinking. Best way for me is a mindmap (either by hand or electronically). In this mindmap i ask myself the basic Who, What, When, Where and Why (this basically sums up all the various aspects concisely). If you dont have access to example portfolios, I'd be happy to send you a small sample of mine to aid your research!

Good luck
Hi, could me send me your's to help?
That would be really helpful.
Thanks!
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(Original post by Dead_Dino1)
hey,
as also doing GCSE dt, i found that the best way to 'brain storm', the way that i have found helps me (even now doing A-Level dt) is by:
1st: deciding what contextual challenge you would like to do
2nd: look into existing products that would go under that category that could give you ideas

i would say that the best way to try and go around it would be creating a product that will solve a problem because it means that you will not have to "create a problem" to then solve

i hope that this helps
good luck doing your project, i hope that it turns out good
yes thank you for the help, hopefully it does
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(Original post by dazai768)
Hi, similar to dino, I'm also doing A-level DT now and looking back GCSEs, i would suggest you pick a contextual challenge that suits your interests. After you pick, try get access to previous examples of GCSE Design portfolios and look at the various ways that the student decided to organise their thinking. Best way for me is a mindmap (either by hand or electronically). In this mindmap i ask myself the basic Who, What, When, Where and Why (this basically sums up all the various aspects concisely). If you dont have access to example portfolios, I'd be happy to send you a small sample of mine to aid your research!

Good luck
I currently don't have access to example portfolios, if you dont mind can you send me yours please just to get an idea on how I should structure it
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(Original post by cotton_candi)
hi, I’m a year 11 and I really need help so I’ve got these contextual challenges from the exam board AQA and I’m blank when it comes to design ideas. The contextual challenges consists of outdoor living, preparing for emergencies and keeping fit and active. I lean more into need to find a problem to solve and I need to create a product that will solve that problem.
this is so late but in case anyone is reading this and still wants help:-
i'm doing my nea at the moment and the thing i found most helpful for brainstorming ideas was mindmapping (or just writing out a list if you don't like mindmaps). consider the theme and everything within it that you think is a problem. then think of a potential solution you could design for that problem. once you have two or three ideas for each theme, choose the theme which you think you are most interesting in and which you have the most ideas for. then it's on and up from there!

good luck to everyone else doing NEAs this year!
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