Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Designing a sign.



You need to come up with at least 2 different possible sign designs and complete a PMI for each. This should include some feedback from an adult or a peer around the school who would represent the stakeholders.

Sign 1 (insert image of screenshot or photo of your sign)


Sign 2 (insert image of screenshot or photo of your sign)


My final design is:

I chose this design because:


* Does your sign meet all the specifications and requirements of the brief? If so, how?

* What is the purpose of your sign? Do you think your sign will help eliminate a problem in the school or street? If so, how?

* What did you do well?

* What difficulties did you come across while making your sign?

* What can you do next time to improve your project?

Designing a sign.

Ideal location (in the right area)


sign must be displayed in the street

Brief Development: 1st Brief

Conceptual Statement:
(What is the concept or idea behind your design brief? e.g “To produce a sign with a message that helps eliminate the issue of...”)

“To produce a sign with a message that helps eliminate the issue of litter in the street.

(The measurable must haves ie. the things that are important to designing an effective sign e.g. sign must be easy to read etc...)

1.Big writing
2.Contrast colours
4. It should be in the right place
5. clear message

(Musts that are beyond my control e.g. Must be completed by the end of the term)

1. must be completed by week 7
2. must have a message to stop rubbish
3. must work with my partner - collaborate

(things I need to make the sign)

Designing a sign.

Planning Log

Keep a record of both what you intend to do and what you did over the course of the next 3 weeks as we work through the Technology Process.

Week 5Week 6Week 7
What I plan to dobrainstorming

surveydesigning signs, planning log
Materials I will need
People/Sources I need to consult for more information.
What did you find difficult and why?
What I will do next as a result of any difficulties.


The Stakeholders are the people who have an effect on the production of your product

The Primary Stakeholder is your client ie. the person or community of people that your sign is going to be created for. eg. ….

Wider Community Stakeholders:Key Stakeholders:Primary Stakeholder:




ATTRIBUTES: These describe the physical (what it is like) and functional (what it will do) characteristics of a product. These characteristics are key or essential for the successful function of a product and should be re- evaluated at each stage of the design process.

With your sign in mind, complete the following attributes table:


Method of Measurement


eg. Eye catching

sign will appeal (be noticed) by stakeholders

Sign must be clear, stand out and be creative



sign must be large enough to stand out


Bright colours

sign must have brown, white, black colours

Create awareness (e.g. clear message)

no littering

message has to be clear

Durable/ Weather resistant


sign must be laminated

Designing a sign.

Names of people in my group: Moses/casey

Your task is to design a sign that will clearly assist in eliminating a problem within our school. .

- Make sure you are clear what the task is.
- Can you identify the key words in this task (highlight them and discuss it with a buddy)

Thinking about signs and signage (Make a list of all the signs you have seen ….. and the purpose of the sign )
Type of sign: Purpose of the sign:

Keep your shoes tidy To assists people to leave their shoes tidy in the street
No chewing gum To show the little kids not to bring gum to school
Correct uniform Wear uniform with pride.
Chuck it in the bin Show the community that we are a clean school
No Rugby No rugby unless you have a referee.

Brainstorm some Ideas/ problems that we have around our school environment.

*bending the gates
*fowl language


You need to think and expand on your answers, one sentence is not sufficient.

What is your issue in our school? littering in our street makes it look like a junkyard

Who does it affect? Our school,teachers,visitors and many more people

Why is it happening in our school? Littering is becoming a big problem around our school

When does it happen? It happens when we eat at morning tea and lunch.

Where is it happening? around our school class areas

What needs to happen to prevent this issue? Chuck our rubbish in the bin

My report.

I have just recently received my report. At first I thought my report was going to be okay. As I was thinking about my results from my report everyone had already opened their report. I didn’t want to spoil my report so it was a good idea that I waited till I got home.

I had just walked through the door ready to give my Mum my report. She opened the report with silence not knowing what she will expect. I had a feeling that it wasn’t going to be good. My Mum didn’t have a happy face. That’s when I knew it wasn’t good.

So now on I know what to improve on, my attitude and behaviour. Next time I hope my report will be much better.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Tamaki Tech.

It was always a clear Monday morning. I was hoping that there was no tech. But as I approached the school grounds everyone was getting ready to line up. Then I knew there was Technology. Also the reason I don’t like going to Technology is because our teacher is too

Today in Electronics class my project suddenly broke. I didn’t want to start another project because of the short amount of time. After my project had broken, all I did was help out other people with their projects. Since we all had the same project I Knew what and not should be done.

Now on I am looking forward to our next class science. I have enjoyed my time in the Electronics class and hope to come back next year.