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The proposed design project is to design, produce and evaluate an innovative recycled clock, which is ascetically pleasing, and to work as a clock.

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CONTENTS Heading Page Project Proposal: PP Identification of the needs to develop the design project 1 * An explanation of the proposed design 1 * Motivation, purpose and target market of the project 1 Areas of investigation 2 Project Management: PM Action / Time Plan 1 Finance Plan 2 Identification & justification of the use of other resources 3 Project Development: PD Research 1 Experiment and testing of materials, tools, techniques and other recourses. Test # 1 2 Test # 2 3 Test # 3 4 Test # 4 5 Test # 5 6 Project Development: (continued) PD Communication 1 Ideas 1 Technical Drawing # 1 2 Technical Drawing # 2 3 Technical Drawing # 3 4 Technical Drawing # 4 5 Final Design 6 Project Evaluation: PE Ongoing Evaluation (project diary) 1 - 2 The Designers Evaluation (final evaluation) 3 Identification of the Needs to Develop the Design Project. An Explanation of the proposed Design Project: * The proposed design project is to design, produce and evaluate an innovative recycled clock, which is ascetically pleasing, and to work as a clock. * The product will be influenced by a retro theme, This theme will allow me to remain focused on something specific at all times knowing my limitations aesthetically. * The clock will be used in my bedroom, it is here that it will function as an organiser allowing me to see the time and organise my self accordingly. * The clock is a format for telling the time, it will be made with the intention to last at the leat 20 - 25 years. * The target market for a project such as this would be a people of modern interests and who enjoy retro colours and shapes. Motivation, Purpose and Target Market of the Project: Motivation * The project is being developed in order to provide a recycled clock, which will consist mainly of recycled materials. ...read more.

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All pictures benefit from this treatment. Shellac also stiffens delicate images, making them easier to cut out and prevents discolouration. Cutting Out Step 1 Cut out shapes roughly using large scissors, leaving a generous margin around the image. Step 2 Cut around the edge of the image with a smaller pair of scissors. Always use a ruler to tear strait edges. Gluing Images in Position Step 1 arranges the cut out images on the background surface. Using small proportions of low tack re-usable adhesive allows you to experiment with different arrangements without damaging or wasting the images. Step 2 When you are happy with the arrangement, glue the images to the background using PVA (white) glue diluted with a little water. You can also use wallpaper paste allowing you to easily slip the images into their position. Step 3 When images are in position press down and rub over them with your fingers or a soft cloth to get rid of any bubbles or excess glue. Rub of any excess glue with a cloth. Allow to dry. Varnishing Step 1 Varnish the finished decoupage to protect it. Apply up to 12 coats of clear varnish, lightly sanding between each coat once it has dried in a dust free environment. (iii) Results: - No lines appeared on the sample and the face of the clock proved to be durable. (iv) Conclusions: - The test showed that the varnishing technique worked well and that the face was durable enough, leading me to the conclusion that decoupage would be extremely suitable for this project. Test # 2 (i) Aim: - Drilling a hole for the clock mechanism to fit through was done as a test so that I Knew there would not be a problem. (v) Method: - Step 1 Turn drill on (green button), Place timber directly under drill so that your circle is aligned with the drill. ...read more.

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My time and action plan was not adhered to completely, however I am becoming more reliant on it as an organiser and I believe as I do this I will only improve on the matter. However I do believe I did very well this time around at organising my self with nearly the entire portfolio finished a week before its due date with only the ongoing evaluation to finish. The finance plan really helped me to keep myself to a budget and I gave myself a budget of 50 dollars. I however am beginning to understand the budget slightly. I use a variety of recourses. I went to New town, which indeed has many retro influenced shops, and got some ideas I from books borrowed from the library, used the Internet and even questioned a clock maker, if my design was appropriate. My research included a questionnaire, survey and an observation. The questionnaire was about clock making and about the limitations I had, the survey was to the consumer to see if this clock would be appropriate for sale in a retail shop, and of a clock maker observing the techniques and skills in which professionals used to build clocks. My ideas were simply ideas of things, which popped into my head, and I quickly drew concepts. Concept sketches were simply an organised way for me to express my ideas to the customers and for them to understand what I was doing. Technical drawings assisted me when I was making the clock I used these to look back on when I may have forgotten where I was during my design process. Experiments allowed me to play around with my ideas and to find out what was going to be successful. I used experiments such as drilling a hole for the clock mechanism, sanding, cutting wood and decoupage the wrapping paper to the plywood. I tested whether I should use certain adhesives to join the pieces together. ...read more.

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