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Design Brief

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My objective is to design and make low cost jewellery. To complement my jewellery I will also design and make a display stand based on Geometric Shapes. Time Constraints: The main constraint for me is the limited time frame in which I have to complete this project. The deadline is Thursday 28th February 2008. This will determine the outcome of my finished product I will have to ensure good quality throughout. Not only this but to meet the requirements of my given task I will have to organise my time wisely for a successful result. Target Market: As I have chosen geometric shapes I have a wide choice of target markets. The first quite obvious is gender, whether the jewellery would be more appealing or suitable for male/female clients. ...read more.

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Design Constraints: The first and foremost restriction I will have to abide by for my product to be considered is low cost materials. I can therefore not use materials such as platinum, gold, diamonds and etc. The materials should not be hazardous in any shape or form or infectious so I can not use lead as a chosen material. Also when I come to the making stage of the project there will be limited amount of processes for my materials as some machines are not accessible. I could consider such materials as MDF which is fairly low cost and thermoplastics but not thermosetting plastics. Design Considerations: I will have to consider health and safety whilst carrying out all procedures. ...read more.

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CAD/CAM should be used to guarantee accuracy also a 3D view of how the product would look like. Also what should be thought about is Quality control & Quantity Assurance. Inspection of sample components as they are made should take place, upper and lower limits prepared so the jewellery is well made and also test procedures will help. Design Features: Products should co-ordinate with each other i.e. a throughout theme. Ideally the product should stand out from the rest, be original. For this researching the chosen theme is vital. The environment is a big issue that needs to be well thought-out. The materials should be bio-degradable. the design needs to be premeditated for batch production so the finishes and decorations should be accordingly e.g. enamelling, opaque, soldering, colouring metal, press forming, shiny, matt, glazed, texture. ...read more.

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