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Relevant Research
1 Customer Survey
1.1 Size
1.2 Cost
1.3 Function
1.4 Use
1.5 Location
1.6 Materials
1.7 Environment (eco)
2 Materials
2.1 What the customer likes
2.2 Existing products
2.3 Materials in the customers price range
2.4 Recycled
2.5 Sustainable
3 Finishes
3.1 Customer likes
3.2 Existing products
3.3 Eco friendly
3.4 Other possibilities
4 Joints and processes
4.1 Existing products
4.2 Customer likes
4.3 Potential solutions
4.4 Appropiate
5 Adhesives
5.1 Existing products
5.2 Appropiate for specific materilas
5.3 Potential alternatives (eco?)
6 Ergonomic Data/Considerations
6.1 What key sizes do you need to know to design your product?
6.2 What part of the user will interact with the product?
7 Anthropometric Data
7.1 What data do you need on the customer / user to design your product?
8 Technical information/data of Components/Fastenings
8.1 What construction method are you going to use? Does it have technical information: eg. CAM and Dowel systems to flatpack assembly.
9 Sizes from Functional Considerations
9.1 What does the product need to be to be successful?
9.2 How big / small does it need to be?
9.3 What does the customer want it to do?
9.4 What do existing products do?
10 Environmental Considerations: Location
10.1 Where will the customer use the product?
10.2 Will it be used in multiple locations?
10.3 Protection from the environment
11 Environmental Considerations: 6 R’s of Sustainability
11.1 RETHINK - our current lifestyles and the way we design and make.
11.1.1 Could you design it / make it in a more sustainable way?
11.1.2 What does your customer want?
11.2 REFUSE - to buy materials and products that are unsustainable.
11.2.1 What materials will you use to ensure the product is ECO and sustainable?
11.3 REDUCE - the amount of energy and materials used to manufacture a product.
11.3.1 Can you reduce the material / transport / manufacture labour / carbon footprint of your design?
11.4 REUSE - the product for something else so you don't need to throw it away.
11.4.1 Can you design the product to be useful at the end of its life?
11.5 REPAIR - the product so you don't need to throw it away.
11.5.1 Can you make the design easy for the customer to repair?
11.6 RECYCLE - finally take the product apart and categorise the parts ready for being converted into another product. This uses a lot of energy.
11.6.1 At the end of its life, can the product be easley recycled?
12 Safety
12.1 Customer safety
12.2 User safety
12.3 Law; British Standards
12.4 Safe for the environment
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