Shape 2020, tactile ground surface indicators by Genevieve Bryant. Image: Daniel Boud

Shape 2020 Student Portfolios - Design and Technology

Exhibition
27 February - 9 May 2021, 10am-5pm Powerhouse Museum

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Waterproof Wearable Asthma Device

Charlotte Bergman

“Charlotte identifies a problem that she has experienced personally and uses this to establish a genuine need. This is supported by initial research into the human and economic costs of asthma, interviews with asthma sufferers and analysis of existing designs. Charlotte draws key conclusions from her research focusing upon needs, wants and opportunities prior to finalising her design brief and identifying parameters, limitations, and considerations. This provides justification of the need and is the basis for further exploration.”

Examination Criteria

Project Proposal and Project Management – identification and exploration of the need.

Marking Guideline

Identifies and provides a detailed exploration of genuine needs and opportunities, justifying the final selection for the development of the MDP.

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Oxyreel

Matthew Langsam

“Matthew provided substantial evidence of creativity not only through the final design solution, but also through the extensive exploration and evaluation of existing designs. Cognitive organisers including brainstorm and mind maps were used to refine ideas and provided direction for the development of a series of annotated rough sketches. Design trends, inspiration and appropriate colours were also taken into consideration. Design concepts were further developed and evaluated leading to series of prototypes.”

Examination Criteria

Project Development and Realisation – ideas generation, degree of difference and exploration of existing ideas.

Marking Guideline

Justifies the selection and use of ideas and resources used for the PSE.

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ThrowSmart

Olivia Hayes

“Olivia provided clear and concise tables of the ideas and resources utilised during the development and realisation of her MDP. These are grouped into specific categories – human and non-human, ideas and resources. Olivia has incorporated blue text to highlight the final justification of the reason for their selection and use in relation to the design process undertaken.”

Examination Criteria

Project Development and Realisation – identification and justification of ideas and resources used.

Marking Guideline

Demonstrates the substantial application of creativity in the development of the MDP.

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Affordable Electronic Prosthetic Hand

Paolo Atas

“Paolo used a wide range of high-quality practical skills in the development and realisation of his Major Design Project. These included the use of CAD, rendering, 3D printing and finishing, soldering, sewing and coding. Paolo communicated these processes succinctly through a series of annotated photographs to clearly indicate the process undertaken and its relationship to the need and final high-quality solution.”

Examination Criteria

Project Development and Realisation – evidence of Practical Skills to produce a quality project.

Marking Guideline

Applies a range of high-quality practical skills in the development of the PSE.

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Solar Desalinator

Valentius Wirjana

“Valentius utilises blue colour coding in his folio to demonstrate the use of ongoing evaluation, throughout the design process. His effective use of evaluation allows him to draw conclusions which lead to the next design decision being made. Valentius considers the advantages and disadvantages of a range of materials, tools and techniques and then utilises effective evaluation to determine the best solution.”

Examination Criteria

Project Evaluation – recording and application of evaluation procedures throughout the design process.

Marking Guideline

Critically evaluates aspects of the PSE throughout its entire development.

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Helio+

Yijia Jennifer Zhou

“Yijia provides a critical evaluation of the impact of her design solution upon the individual, society and the environment. This is demonstrated through an analysis of both positive and negative aspects during design, production, use and disposal. Therefore, Yijia has reflected upon the cradle to grave impact of her project. Her findings are supported by photographs that link to the relevant processes.”

Examination Criteria

Project Evaluation – final evaluation with respect to the project’s impact on the individual, society and the environment.

Marking Guideline

Critically evaluates the impact of the PSE on the individual, society and the environment.

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