AS 91047

Family Dinner

Make your own Prototype

Technology 1.1 - Undertake development to make a prototype to address a brief.


TASK Document

91047v4 L1 Prototype Task MK


MK Student - 91047 L1 Prototype


If you want to change the brief, negotiate with your teacher.

This is Your Brief

Before you begin work, study your brief carefully to make sure you are clear about the outcome expected, and the product specifications.

Your final outcome must meet each specification.

Make a copy, save into your Google Drive folder.

91047 Brief Family Dinner


Experiment with different recipes to get an idea of suitable ingredients and processes for your family dinner. Search your own...

Record your recipe development ideas in this template:

L1 Meal Development


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

  • pinto beans

  • white beans

  • navy beans

  • black beans

  • chickpeas

  • lentils

  • red lentils

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:

  • food processor

  • blender

  • potato masher

  • crushing...somehow

  • whisk

  • wooden spoon

  • stick-mixer

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.


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.


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.

L1 Trials


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.

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MK Student - 91047 L1 Prototype FILLED IN