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Bedside table development evaluation

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Development Evaluation Product Design Specification Criteria My Evaluative Comments My Client's Evaluative Comments PURPOSE: The purpose of the bedside table is allow somewhere for essential items to be stored and accessed at ease i.e. medicines, tablets etc. Also somewhere to store regular house hold items i.e. telephones, perfume bottles, books etc The chosen design accommodates somewhere for essential house holds items to be stored and accessed at ease because of the lightweight design and other features such as the pulling drawers make it easy to access items also the lightweight design would make the product relatively easy to move around the room. Product appears that essential items can be stored and accessed at ease FUNCTION & PERFORMANCE: > Suitable for the use of people aged 55 and over, as this is the target market I am designing for. > The height of the bedside table should be 635mm as this half way between the two most popular ranges I found from my research, a further 80mm should be added on to this height as is height of a standard bed plus the thickness of one standard pillow, so items do not get knocked off when arms are stretched out in bed, so the overall height of bedside table should be 715mm. > The width of table from side to side should be 500mm as this is approximately the correct range of space my target market would have left on either side of the bed presuming their room is square. ...read more.

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> Materials that would be best suited for this type of product would be solid Pine, as this is cheap, an available in this right sizes need for this type of product, so I would have minimal amount of waste. MDF as this is also available in the right sizes, but I would have to use a different material for legs as MDF is only available in flat sheets. Another material that could be used is Beech wood, this has very good aesthetic qualities, but can be expensive, and suitable sizes may be hard to buy, so there more likely to be waste material. Oak could also be used, as this is a very high quality material, but at the same time is very expensive, which is not what my target market is looking for. > Finishes that can be used for these materials are oil based or emulsion paint, this would be suited more towards MDF and solid Pine, but on the higher quality woods such as Beech wood and Oak could use varnish or lacquers to preserve the wood but also bring out the aesthetic qualities of the grain. Natural oil stains could also be a solution as this also makes the wood more appealing. The chosen design its agreed by clients that the design does not look too old fashioned and would suit the trends of my clients and my target market The design does follow a simple design with lots of simple shapes and straight lines. ...read more.

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This is so that the product is safe to use and of a high quality, also it covers manufacture from legal action if customers get injured using their products. > Must have no finger traps, or sharp edges, so that the product is safe and can be used by all age groups. > Must be strong and stable so that is can take peoples weight when being leant on my client who weighs 55kg and as she is in the same target market I am designing for, so I am assuming that on average women of this age group will weigh between 50-60kg. However it is being leant on, so their full weight will not be put on product, it will be around 50% of their actually weight, so product should be able to support a weight of 25kg. But also so it can support everyday item i.e. books, perfumes etc. The product would need to be submitted for testing against all parts of the relevant British standard rules This design does not incorporate any major finger traps and would be more than safe to use, although the rotating drawer can be seen as a hazard as fingers could get trapped when being opened and closed. The design will be strong and stable and will support a weight of 35lbs, due to the way it will be fixed together and the joints used. The design doesn't appear to have any major finger traps, but a concern may be getting finger stuck in the rotating drawer, however been careful will prevent any injury. We cannot really comment on this aspect of the design as it has not been made yet. ...read more.

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