2010 Awards Night
The following is a guide to be applied generally. Some categories have specific requirement written in the brief that should be followed.
Writing your Design Brief
A brief has been provided for each section. Each student must consider this and expand on it if necessary as a result of research and analysis. Students work within their capabilities, yet allow a creative and innovative response. It is better to do a simple brief superbly rather than a difficult one badly. The student’s interpretation of the design brief should be the first thing the judges see in the design submission.
The design brief should begin with a clear statement of the design request, challenge or issues that require resolution.
Provide detailed specifications, which describe the characteristics a successful design solution will have.
It should also cover the following areas:
- a description of the situation.
- identification of any constraints that may exist (such as cost, size etc).
- materials, components or processes that may be suitable.
- understanding of the user
- demonstrate the function clearly