Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Final Design

I chose this design because:
it was more detailed then the other 2 signs and more clear to understand.


* 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?
The purpose of our sign is to stop littering. I think the sign will help eliminate a problem if people listen to it.
* What did you do well?
I think that we did the signs well, seeing that we didn’t manage our time well.
* What difficulties did you come across while making your sign?
Time management
* What can you do next time to improve your project?
Be more well prepared and organised and manage time better.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Design 2

Its now got more colourIts still quite plainthe words ‘Bin it’ are on a rubbish bin

Monday, July 18, 2011

Design 1

you can read it. simpleIt has no colour. messy layout. simpleblack and white.

Friday, July 15, 2011

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 rubbish 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 - good size
5.Clear message

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

1. due in week 7
2. must have a clear message about eliminating a problem

(things I need to make the sign)


Thursday, July 14, 2011

Planning Log

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 doBrainstormed issuesResearch questions Ideas more signsComplete the signs
Materials I will needPaper, pen, ideasGoogle Docs QuestionsGoogle Docs
People/Sources I need to consult for more information.peers, friends, yourself, teacherPeers, friends, Year 7 7 & 8 kids My partners
What did you find difficult and why?To come up with 1 problem to focus onTo get the form done and sentTo get our design project thing done
What I will do next as a result of any difficulties.Get more ideas for a good signAnalyze the data, check the answersManage the time more better


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:

Year 7 & 8 students
year 7 & 8 students

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


Pretty big

Sign must be big enough for everyone to see


A bright/appealing colour


Create awareness (e.g. clear message)

Stop littering

People should stop littering so our school can be clean

Durable/ Weather resistant

Laminate it

Laminate it so it’ll be waterproof

Ideal location (in the right area)

Somewhere readable

Probably in the street up on the wall

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Designing a Sign

Names of people in my group:

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:
No smokingKeep a smokefree area. No smoking inside
Give wayTraffic sign. Look out for traffic e.g cars/trains/buses
Slow downNear a pedestrian crossing. Traffic Sign
No AlcoholKeep an alcohol free zone. No drinking inside
No toys at schoolKeep all toys and things at home.

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

*Untidy shoes


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

What is your issue in our school? I think that a big problem we have around the school is littering.Our school is sometimes very messy and has rubbish littered on the fields and courts and Mr Malloy has to pick it up.

Who does it affect?
Mr Malloy, students, teachers

Why is it happening in our school?
Because people walk and eat, people are careless

When does it happen?
Before/after school, lunch time, morning tea

Where is it happening?
The Street, Around the whole school, Classrooms,

What needs to happen to prevent this issue?
More awareness talks, Signs, punish people who litter, monitors, more bins

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Term 2 Highlights

The holidays are nearing and the school term nearly over. I am quite sad that the term is ending because term 2 has been filled with some thrilling events and fascinating activities. Some of which were my job as being a barrister, being in the I AM Making Movies competition and playing rugby !

Being a barrister has given me some useful skills. Now, I know how to make a cappuccino, flat white, long black, short black, moccacino, and every kids chocolates ! These skills that I have developed will be very useful if, in the future, I want to become a professional barrister.

The I AM Making Movies competition was also a great experience. In this competition, we got to make our own movies. We based our movie on the history and heritage of New Zealand. It was an animation with a voice over. What was awesome about this competition, was that we won the award for “best creative storytelling” and we even won the “supreme” award ! Again, it was an awesome experience !

This term, has also been the start to our rugby season. So far, we have had about 3 games, against Bailey Road, St Josephs and Tamaki Intermediate. The total amount of the games we have won, are 1 ! Even though we haven’t won many games, we still have a chance because we have upcoming games against Viscount and Kedgley. Kedgley and Viscount are very good rugby teams, so we have to try extremely hard when we play against them !

Term 2 has had many fun things to do and join. I hope that term 3 can do the same !