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Desk Tidy Project

Sophia Hsieh 7.2 Tuesday, May 1, 2012


INvestigation Tuesday, May 1, 2012


Situation Your friend’s birthday is coming up soon and you don’t have much money to buy them a present with. You have noticed that their desk in their bedroom is a terrible mess; they have pens, pencils and rulers everywhere. You have decided to make them a desk tidy using the design and technology workshop.

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Unit Questions How can we organize our desks? Time allowed: 1 Quarter Task: Design and make a desk tidy for your friend. The desk tidy must have a theme relating to your interests and hobbies. Materials: Acrylic, Plywood,MDF.

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CLIENT INTERVIEW ≈What kind of style you’ll like? Not too colorful and ugly, need eye catching. A little bit fashion. ≈What color would you like? Colors around blue. ≈How big would you suggest to put in your room? I hope it could hold lots of things but not too big and it should fit my desk.

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CLIENT INTERVIEW ≈ What materials do you suggest to use? Smooth wood. ≈What design do you think would really make your desk tidy? I wish it could be medium size and my things could all fit in the space. ≈How much do you care about safety? For me safety is really important, I would like the side of the design could be round not too sharp. And the surface should be smooth. So it should be strong and safe.

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CLIENT INTERVIEW SUMMARY From the interview of my client, I knew that she wants a blue color design and not too colorful, she also hope it can be a bit fashion. And she also prefer to use smooth wood. She cares a lot of safety so she suggested to round the side and the surface should be smooth. She wished the size is not too big and also not too small, but should fit all of her stuffs. Other thing that I think I should think about is how it could be strong and also safe. The materials should be very important. So I’m going to talk about what material should use with my client again. This interview help me to know what my client needs and whats. Tuesday, May 1, 2012


Brain Storm smooth surface,easy to use

Safety

Price

reasonable cost

Desk TIdy Aesthetically pleasing could use as a decoration

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strong, safe

Size Materials

enough to keep things but not too big


CASE STUDY Design 1

Design 2

Design 3

Form

A normal and simple design

Hold many type and size of things

City sky line design

Material

using the waste material from furniture production

Wood

Wood, recycle box

Manufacturing Techniques

one off

one off

one off

Function

can fit medium amounts of pens can fit small amounts of many and easers different things

can large amounts of different types of things

Target Group

all ages

all ages

all ages

Cost

$ 45000 Rp.

$84000 Rp.

$75000 Rp.

Aesthetics

Simple and could draw own color and design on it

fit many different type and size of things

good looking, fits lots of things

Safety

Little bit sharp in the corner, smooth material

Mostly round in the sides, smooth material

not really safe, many sharp places

Modifications

need to fit more shapes of things, hard to make

Only holds small amounts of each things, hard to make

it’s a little too big, a bit hard to make

Style

Small and simple, sea wave like

Simple and good looking design

City sky line design

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CASE STUDY SUMMARY

Case study helps me to find my material when I’m searching for these three designs. As my client said she wants a blue design, in these three case study pictures, I think I could make a design that the client could color in their own color. The cast study may help me come up with 3 or 4 materials choose and some good designs. These three designs help me to think about pros and cons for each kind of desk tidy which will be best for my client. Tuesday, May 1, 2012


MATERIALS

Plywood:

MDF:

Chipboard:

Very strong board which is constructed of layer of veneer or piles which are glued at 90 degrees to each other. Interior and exterior grades are available.Can make furnitures.

Smooth, even surface. Easily machined and painted or stained. Also available in water and fire resistant forms. Use for furnitures.

Gluing together wood particles with an adhesive, under heat and pressure makes chipboard. This creates a rigid board with a relatively smooth surface.Often use for kitchen top.

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JOINTS

Butt joints:

Halving joints:

Housing joints:

A very simple joint but it is

There are many versions

This is just a simple slot cut

also very weak. They tend to of the halving joint but into one piece of wood to be used for making picture they all involve removing increase the glue area. This frames, corner pieces and half of the wood from is often done with a router nails are often used to each piece using a saw or and works very well in MDF. strengthen the joint. a chisel. This joint is often strengthened with dowel. Tuesday, May 1, 2012


IMPACTS OF OUR ENVIRONMENT AND SOCIETY Impact on the Environment: When making this desk tidy it will effect the world around us.Wood is the mostly material to use for desk tidy. And I should use wood to make my desk tidy, wood came from trees, which means trees would be cut down in the forest. Trees are every important for human and even the whole world. Trees provide oxygen to help us live, and also clean the air. So if it’s gone, we would been in a big trouble. I think I would color my desk tidy, most of the painting ink would affect the environment. Impact on the Society: Desk tidy will make things more in order and easy to find.It makes our own place clean and tidy. We can find it almost in very office, very desk. It’s a very popular thing so it has opened up many jobs for people.

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DESIGN BRIEF I will design and make a desk tidy that clean my friend’s desk. The product will be made by following five steps of design cycle, which are investigation, design, plan, create and evaluation.The first three steps will be done before start making the product because these steps are such as researching materials, joints to be used and tools...... The create step will be done in DT class times in school.Then, the evaluation step will be done after finishing my product.It will evaluation certain point of my product. Last, the desl tidy is ready to give to my client to use.

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SPECIFICATION Title

Specific and why?

Testing

Materials

I am going to use MDF. The reason for choosing is by researching, MDF is smooth , even surface, easy to cut and paint.

I have done many researches of what is the best material to make my product. I will test the wood whether it is easy to cut by using DT workshop tools.

Size

The size of my product will be big enough for my client o hold it, and keep clean on desk.

To test this I will try to hold it in my hand and also I will ask my client about the size.

Function

The function of the desk tidy is to keep I will search for more different types of my client’s desk clean and organized. desk tidy and see want my client whats.

Safety

I will try to get rid of sharp edges, corners and make sure the surface is smooth. And the paint won’t harm the client and the product.

To test it, I will put my hands on the edges and surface.

Aesthetics

The desk tidy should look cool and fashion. It relates to my client interest and hobbies.

I will search for some more designs and ask my client of her opinion.

Time

I am going to finish my product in one quarter, including all the steps: investigation, plan, design, create and evaluation.

I will make parts that I can’t finish in school for homework and make sure it will be finish by deadline.

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SUMMARY OF INVESTIGATION The interview of my client gives me ideas about what kind, type of desk tidy that she wants. It gives me a good point to start my design. The informations show me what material and color are the best to use. By investigating types of materials, I was able to research and compare the materials and choose the best one to make my product. I also investigate the types of joints and find which one is the best to use, not to hard to make and strong. The case study gives me a lot of ideas what my product would be like. It gives me ideas of materials, costs, safety and style..... Researching about the impacts that the desk tidy give on the environment and society helps me know about how my product affected our environment. The specification point helps me to design my product and it’ll help me to choose my final design. The testing points helps me to make sure the product is made in the best quality for my client. Tuesday, May 1, 2012


WORK CITED Louisa. "How Can We Recycle This?" Recycle This - Creative Ideas for Reusing and Recycling Random Stuff. 11 Oct. 2011. Web. 25 Jan. 2012. <http://www.recyclethis.co.uk/20111011/turning-books-into-art-our-favouritepractical-pretty-upcycling-ideas-for-old-books>. K. Cooper. "Mr DT: Learn about Wood Joints Including; Butt, Mitre, Dowel, Lap, Housing & Finger Joints." Welcome to Www.mr-dt.com - A Design & Technology Website. 2006. Web. 25 Jan. 2012. <http://www.mrdt.com/manufacturing/woodjoints.htm>. Rebecca Jarvis. "Design Show Liverpool." Design Show Liverpool - June 19th - 22nd 2008. Web. 25 Jan. 2012. <http://www.designshowliverpool.com/schools/shortlist>.Catherine. "Design." Design of Desk Tidy. 13 June 2011. Web. 25 Jan. 2012. <http://cguntherdf.blogspot.com/2011/06/blog-post.html>. "Chipboard." Design Technology. Web. 26 Jan. 2012. <http://www.design-technology.org/chipboard.htm>. Mr. DT. "Mr DT: Revise or Learn about Manufactured Board." Welcome to Www.mr-dt.com - A Design & Technology Website. Web. 26 Jan. 2012. <http://mr-dt.com/materials/manufacturedboards.htm>.Wikipedia. "Medium-density Fibreboard." Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia. Web. 25 Jan. 2012. <http://en.wikipedia.org/ wiki/Medium-density_fibreboard>. EasyBib: Free Bibliography Maker - MLA, APA, Chicago Citation Styles. Web. 26 Jan. 2012. <http:// easybib.com>. Tuesday, May 1, 2012


DESIGN Tuesday, May 1, 2012


DEsign #1 Pros: Good size Fit many things Able to finish on time Not really hard to make

Cons: Many sharp edges Not eye catching

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DEsign #2 Pros: Fit many things Eye catching

Cons:

Too big Hard to make Many sharp edges

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Not able to finish on time


DEsign #3 Pros:

Fit many things No sharp edges Able to finish on time Eye catching Good size

Cons: The sides might be hard to cut

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DEsign #4 Pros: Can change size Can carry to many places Fit many things Able to finish on time

Cons: Many sharp edges Not really eye catching

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DEsign #5 Pros:

5

Fit many things Eye catching Good size

Cons: Hard to make Many sharp edges Not able to finish on time

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DEsign #6 Pros: Can put book in Fit many things Eye catching

Cons:

Hard to make Many sharp edges Not able to finish on time Too big

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EVALUATION AGAINST SPECIFICATION Specification

Design 1 Design 2 Design 3 Design 4 Design 5 Design 6

Size

✔ ✔ ✔

Aesthetics

Target Audience

Process and tools

✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔

✔ ✔ ✔ ✔

Safety

Durability

Material Time

Function Purpose Weight

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✗ ✗

✗ ✔

✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔

✔ ✔ ✔

✗ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔

✗ ✗

✗ ✗

✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔

✔ ✔ ✔ ✔


SUMMARY OF DESIGNS Design 1: This design is really simple like the others. It could hold least 3 different kind of things. The size is pretty good. But I think the biggest thing of this design is it’s looks like my other classmates’ designs which is not really creative. This design is not safe because it have because it have many sharp edges which my client don’t want it be.

Design 2: This design could hold many things, but it’s really big and heavy. It’s really hard to make and takes a lot of time. It also has lots of sharp edges, which is not what my client asked for. It might be eye catching but it’s really hard to cut to shape that I need, so I think this design is not going to work.

Design 3: This design hold many kinds of things. A good size, can carry around. It’s eye catching and has no sharp edges. And I might finish it in time and with a good quality.

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SUMMARY OF DESIGNS Design 4: This design I think it is really creative, because it could be fold in a small desk tidy and also can be open to 3 floors. It’s able to finish on time of I make it really fast but it’ll be in a low quality. This design is not really eye catching. But I think it’ll be cool if I made it in time and with a high quality.

Design 5: This design is pretty simple and good looking but still hard to make and I won’t be able to finish it on time. It could fit lots of things but there’re lots of sharp edges.

Design 6: This design is different from the others because it could hold books in side and many other things. But this design is too big to put on my client’s desk and it might be too heavy to carry. It is eye catching but there’re many sharp edges so I think my client won’t like it much.

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EVALUATION AGAINST SPECIFICATION-FINAL CHOSEN DESIGN Specification

Design 3

Comments

Material

✔ ✔ ✔ ✔

MDF will be good at cutting, and it also available in the DT workshop.

Time Size Aesthetics

This design won’t be too hard to make, so I have plenty of time to complete this product with a good quality.

My client agree about this size, she thinks it’s the best size she wants. This design is simple and eye catching, and it includes the color that my client wants.

✔ ✔ ✔

This product is design for my client, it includes most of her suggestions.

✔ ✔

The material will be MDF, and the size isn’t really big, so it could carry around.

I’ll be using the materials and tools from the DT workshop in SWA.

Safety

Since my client wants it to be really safe, this product will be no sharp edges and the surface will be smooth as possible.

Durability

Make string joints, and use enough glue.

Target Audience Function Purpose Weight Process and tools

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It could hold many types and amounts of things. It keeps the desk more clean and tidy, will be more easy to find stuffs.


Working drawing

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3D picture of my final design

Front ISO

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3D picture of my final design Top

ISO Back Tuesday, May 1, 2012


PLAN Tuesday, May 1, 2012


Step by step 1.

2.

3.

Cutting the MDF using brand saw, and Make a base on a pinewood check the side angles with try square. Sand (20x15 cm), using ruler and the  base   using  disc/band  sander  until   try square. the  base   has  four  perfect  right  squares. Use sandpaper to make the side smoother

4.

5.

Cut out  all  the  marked pieces using  the  band  saw  and  sand  the   Using  the  buffer,  wax  all   sides   with  the  disc/band  saw  so   the  pieces  that  are  cut  out. that  it  is  a  perfect   circle  with   ( the base, the sides) smooth  edges. Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Mark out all the parts on a sheet of MDF using ruler and a string for accurate radius measurements. (Leave some space between each  piece).

6. Using glue gun, stick all the pieces together make sure all of them are in the correct place.

7.

Color it.


CUTTING LIST Part Name Materials

Quantity

Size (W*L*H)

A

MDF

2

15X0.5X15

B

MDF

1

13X0.5X10

C

MDF

1

13X0.5X15

D

MDF

1

15X0.5X5

E

MDF

1

3X0.5X5

F

MDF

1

13X0.5X13

G

MDF

1

7X0.5X10

H (base)

Pinewood

1

20x15x1

C F

E A D

B H

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G


GANTT CHART

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EVALUATION OF PLAN Is my plan realistic? Yes my plan is realistic. After my design summary step, I found out this design is the most realistic one. Have I taken into account all the resources and tools that I will need? Yes, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all finished in my step by step. Is the time allocated for each step appropriate? Yes, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s allocated in gantt chart. Since gantt chart has all the details, it will help if using gantt chart and step by step plan at the same time. Could someone else follow this plan? Yes, as well as following all the steps. Tuesday, May 1, 2012


Evaluation Tuesday, May 1, 2012


Investigation Stage In investigation stage, I think I did my case study step well. For the client interview I think I made all the questions I need to make my product.These steps gave me the ideas of how to design my final product. Study about the materials and joins, I think I also did good on those steps.

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Design Stage In design stage, I think I did all well. I drew all my designs and wrote the cons and pros. But I think I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t do the drawing on google sketch up well. The color on it are a bit different from my product. For the working drawing I think I did some measurement wrong. And that really affect my final product.

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Plan and create Stage In plan stage, I think I didn’t make it really good. Some of the measurements wasn’t correct. In the create stage, I think I spend too much time coloring.And the measurement of a piece of wood wasn’t correct so it made my product ugly. Tuesday, May 1, 2012


Testing When Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m testing the safety of my product I put my hand on my product and make sure thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re no sharp edges and sides. To test the function of my product, I throw my pencil and erasers inside to see if it work. To see how my client think about the size, I asked her about it and I put it in my hands and desk see if it looks good.

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Successful/Least points of product

I think I did well on the coloring. I spend most time on it. And the video, because I recorded every step of making my product and also the explanation.

I think I did least well on cutting the wood. Some pieces of wood are not really straight and some measurements are wrong. I think I should recheck it before I stick them together.

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Modifications/improvement of product

If I have to make another one, I think I would improve the cutting part. And also the size of my product because I think my product took too many time to color. But I think the color of my product is good so I wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t change the color of my product.

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Client feedback What do you think about the safety of my product? I think it’s pretty save because there’re no sharp edges in your product.

What do you think about the aesthetically of my product? I think it’s ok. Blue and yellow looks good. But the tall wood standing in the middle looks weird.

What do you think about the size and quality of my product? I think the size is big enough. But the quality is not bad. I think you should improve your cutting and measurement next time.

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IMPACTS OF OUR ENVIRONMENT AND SOCIETY

Society: This product will help my client’s desk clean and tidy. This design is very simple and good looking so it won’t be annoying to put it on the desk Environment: Main materials that I’m using are woods. To make this product, people have to cut down many trees. With the woods and acrylic that I’m using, it’s a bad thing for the environment.

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Picture of my final product

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