Make your own Prototype
Technology 1.1 - Undertake development to make a prototype to address a brief.
If you want to change the brief, negotiate with your teacher.
RECIPES TO INVESTIGATE...
Experiment with different recipes to get an idea of suitable ingredients and processes for your family dinner. Search your own...
TEST TEST TEST and SELECT
Test different ingredients, equipment and proceses.
Test INGREDIENTS and choose the best ones
Experiment and test some different ingredients to get the best outcome. E.g. you could test different varieties of beans and lentils, or different vegetable options to use in your meal.
red kidney beans
Find out which makes the best outcome. Consider: colour, taste, cost, nutrition, texture, cooking methods required.
Test PROCESSES and choose the best ones
For example, you may try a number of ways of blending/combining ingredients, for example:
Run a trial to find out which processes work best for your outcome.
Consider: what equipment you have available, what is the most efficient time-wise, what gives the best results (texture, taste, appearance.)
Choose your TOOLS and EQUIPMENT
Choose the best equipment for making your dinner outcome.
Consider what is available, what saves time and what gives a consistent quality outcome.
Google Classroom Assessment
Open the Assessment in Google Classroom. Write down which ingredients & processes you trialled and what your results were.
Write down equipment you have chosen to use.
Write down the ingredients and processes you have chosen to use.
MAKE YOUR PROTOTYPE
Refine your specifications if you need to. Check them with your teacher.
Make Your Prototype Meal
Use the materials, components, tools and equipment you selected to make your prototype to address your brief.
Write down how you made your prototype in the Google Classroom Assessment. Include photos too.
TRIAL YOUR DINNER IN CONTEXT
Social environment - people who will be interacting with the outcome (your household).
Physical environment - where the outcome will be situated (your kitchen/dining room.)
Trialling your outcome in context
Trial your dinner in its intended social environment (the people who will be interacting with the outcome), and physical environment (where the outcome will be situated).
Record these trials, and the results of them in your assessment. What did you learn? How did this inform your prototyping and product development? What decisions did you make as a result?
Use this template to record details of each trial/test you do.
Collect feedback from stakeholders on what they think of your dinner.
Collect stakeholder feedback on your dinner
Collect feedback from your stakeholder on what they think of your dinner. What do they think about:
How it looks?
How it tastes?
Its nutritional quality?
Other aspects? Cost? Time to make?
Include this feedback in your assessment.
Is your final outcome fit for purpose?
Evaluate your final prototype
How did it go in its intended physical environment and social environment?
Does the prototype address the brief? Does it meet all the specifications?
What do the stakeholders have to say?
Give a final evaluation of your prototype against each specification and judge whether or not your prototype is fit for purpose.