Directional design: study lamp

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Design a desk lamp that is well suited for studying and also has a low impact on the natural environment. Look closely at requirements in a design brief such as energy efficiency, stylishness and stability. Ask a family and consultants which design factors are important. Improve the lamp's appeal and usefulness by choosing options for an element such as materials, shape of the shade and base. Minimise environmental impact by choosing design elements such as an energy efficient globe, effects of manufacturing processes and features that make it easy to recycle the lamp. Look at production and maintenance processes. Use client feedback to refine the design. Evaluate the lamp's performance after the first week and after five years. This learning object is one in a series of five objects.
1. Students explore the short-term and long-term consequences of product design decisions.
2. Students explore how the design of an object affects other objects and people within the built environment it is placed into, and therefore influences other design decisions.
3. Students configure design elements to meet needs defined in a design brief, including ergonomic factors.
4. Students test design ideas and respond to stakeholder feedback.

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K to 12
Grade 7, Grade 8
TLE - Industrial Arts Technical Drafting, Technology and Livelihood Education
Industrial Arts Carpentry

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