I wanted to use SOLO Taxonomy to structure the product research so the students have access to the depth of thinking that they need in a step bot step way.
I have downloaded all these Google Drawings as images to put on the blog so I have put links to the Google Drawings with the images here so you can click on them and make a copy of the drawing if you would like to. I also add instructions etc round the sides of the drawings which you cant see when you download it as an image.
First of all, I want them to describe an example of a lighting design that they have found.
Then I want them to dig deeper with their analysis of a found design, so they will do this document that gradually increases the complexity of the questions it asks.
Comparing their found designs with another one is a really good way of analysing why design decisions were made on existing products.
I have got as far as planning the materials research section so far. Onto the other 2 sections next. (construction and ergonomics)
Here is the link to where this material is presented on the class website.
I like how a lot of these documents give the students access to multiple levels of working, depending on how far they get through each coloured set.
I colour code my SOLO related activities related to a poster that is up in every class room at school.