Output 1 - Research and Investigation
Output 1 is all about finding out information about the artefact you have been asked to design. It is only natural for you to read your design brief and feel like you already know everything about your artefact but at this point that is not the case. For example, We need have a very detailed knowledge of our artefact in order to even consider designing something that might be better than in already available. to do further research to help use throughout the rest of the Student Assignment.
What if I asked you to design a tap? Sound simple? Well what if I told you that a normal tap consists of; a handle, spindle, gland nut, gland packaging, headgear nut, jumper, washer, seat, retaining nut, tap body, nut and tail. Not quite as simple as you first thought? Now imagine designing something like a dash cam, gaming headset or drone?