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Project Evaluation

Evaluation is an ongoing procedure that must continue from the very first thought to the final presentation. Evaluation is important because it has been said that we learn from reflecting on experience. Remeber that evaluation considers both the most and least important qualities. The evaluation section of the folio includes the following: (click the stars)

Record of Evaluation Procedures

Application of Evaluation

Analysis and Evaluation of Aesthetic and Functional Properties

Final Evaluation

Relationship of the MDP to the project proposal

Student Log/Diary

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Record of evaluation

You must keep a clear evaluative record of all processes and decisions made throughout the MDP. In this section you can list all areas where ongoing evaluation occured and state the relevant page numbers. It is also a good idea to colour or highlight all evaluative comments to make it easier for the markers to identify ongoing evaluation (all the same colour or method.

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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)

Application of evaluation

You must show and explain how you have used evaluative criteria to improve your MDP. For example, if you started manufacturing with a particular technique and machine and then you found out that you could no longer do this for some reason and discovered that you could not get the same results from a substitute, you would have to explain how you changed your technique or machine, why and evaluate the outcome and how it affected your MDP.

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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)

Aesthetic and Functional Properties

Here you must analyse your design and state to what degree your aims have been achieved. You need to analyse the functional and aesthetic qualities. To do this you must consider the following:

It may also be possible to analyse the aesthetics by using the elements and principles of design. To help you analyse and evaluate your design you could relate the above questions to the consideration of design factors on page 193 of the Excel HSC and Preliminary Design and Technology Study Guide by Suzanne Strazzari and Deborah Trevallion (2003)

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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)

Final Evaluation

You will need to state if the NEED of the project proposal has been met and then you must evaluate the impact your MDP will have on society and the environment. When evaluating your design in respect to society you must consider if it will make people healthier, safer, more aware, happier, wealthier, have more leisure time, enjoy increased status, or possess greater skills, knowledge or understanding.


In relation to the environment consider ecological issues, environmental effects, sustainability, will it be recylable, will it cause pollution, planned obsolescene, cradle to grave analysis and reflection of 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)

Relationship of MDP to proposal

In this section you must document two questions:

You should obtain written evaluations from experts in the same field as you MDP who will need to sign and date it their evaluation. You may also include information on how you could improve the design if you were to make it again.

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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)

Student log/Diary

All students and their teachers are required to keep a log of the progress of the MDP. This could be kept in the form of a diary and teachers should sign and date it to confirm that each aspect of the work was completed by the appropriate date. The diary does not have to be part of the folio and may be presented as a seperate book. The markers may request to see a teacher's and student's log to check that progress was constant.

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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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