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Project Proposal

The Project Proposal is worth 15 marks of 60 and must be included in the folio. It must be clearly divided into 3 sections (click the stars to go to the sections)

Identification and Exploration of the Need

Areas of Investigation

Criteria to Evaluate Success

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The information from each of these Folio Components is taken from the Excel HSC and Preliminary Design and Technology Study Guide by Suzanne Strazzari and Deborah Trevallion (2003)

Investigation

The areas of investigation must be clearly identified and the limitations of the design brief included. The areas of investigation need to be listed along with an explanation of how you will investigate them and the sources you intend to use. You may choose to include information on possible materials and applications.

Some areas you may investigate:

Folio Layout

This includes explaining the ways you are considering laying out your folio. This may include the style of presentation in hand or computer written, fonts, point sizes and use of colour.

Folio Materials

This may include a range of materials such as type of folder, type and colour of paper, type of ink, pens and may also include an investigation of the costs involved and environmental factors.

Folio skills and techniques
This can include word processing, publishing, computer-aided drawing and painting, graphs and charts, lettering and headings, photocopying, scanning and the use of manipulated images obtained from digital cameras.
Prototypes and models
You could investigate materials and techniques required for constructing prototypes and models as well as the reasons for using them.
Project materials
This could include a listing of the materials required and their sources. You could also describe the most appropriate materials and detail their desirable characteristics.
Project testing and experimentation
You should name and justify all tests and experiments to be carried out. Only relevant tests can be awarded marks for example you cannot simply do a burn test of fabrics if the fabric will not be exposed to flames in the end use.
Project skills and techniques
You need to list skills to develop and how you intend to do this such as classes, practising and experimenting.

Real evidence of the investigations must be provided through the folio, may be in the form of photographs, the markers will be looking for evidence and will check to see if you have investigated every element that you have said you would.

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The information from each of these Folio Components is taken from the Excel HSC and Preliminary Design and Technology Study Guide by Suzanne Strazzari and Deborah Trevallion (2003)

Evaluating Success

This is where you need to consider exactly what you want to achieve. You need to convince the markers that you have successfully completed your design brief and the evaluation criteria will show you and the examiner that this has been achieved.


You must remember to use functional and aesthetic criteria as well as project-specific criteria. You may also wish to refer to elements and principles of design. You must also state minor and major desirable qualities and suggest how you will evaluate your success.


Once you have decided on your criteria you need to explain how you will evaluate. It is a good idea to get a professional from your field to evaluate your MDP along with a written evaluation.

 

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The information from each of these Folio Components is taken from the Excel HSC and Preliminary Design and Technology Study Guide by Suzanne Strazzari and Deborah Trevallion (2003)

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