Requirements of your introduction
For your introduction, you should
1.show your understanding on the area of interaction,
2.identify and explain the problem in the task,
3.briefly tell me how you are going to solve it in the five stages, investigation, design, plan , create and evaluation stage.
Requirements of your mindmap
You should
1.investigate the problem in a detailed way,
eg explain the factors of the problem,
state the effect of the problem,
the process of the problem create
2.think about solutions to solve the problem
(stress released item --- materials, shape, size, stuffing, production method....)
Here are some of the key words that may help you to develop your mindmap.
~~Key words for searching the items~~
Keyboard wrist rest
Wrist rest pad
neck pillow
shoulder pillow
back cushion
knee elevator
lap top cooling station (stand)
leg elevator
foot cushion
seat cushion
~~Function~~
Support (e.g. neck support pillow)
Aroma (e.g. shoulder aromatherapy cushion)
Cooling
Warmer
Secondary research means the existing data and information from the internet, books, magazine, journall, TV programme like documentary. You can search your information based on the following guided questions.
1) what is the common stress in the workplace?
2) who are the people most at risk in the workplace?
3) what are the stress relieve items and their function?
4) how to make stress relieve item?
5) what are the materials and tools used for making stress relieve item?
Please present your secondary research with your own words.
Primary research is collecting data from the real world. You can do a survey, do an experiment, or do an interviews, do an observation and write a report.
If you are doing a survey, please include the following part in your survey.
1) Introduction (tell the others who you are, what you are doing, what your topic is, why you are doing the survey, thank the participant for doing the survey.
2) asking for the demographic information, eg. age, gender, job/occupation, household income, pocket money......
3) asking for the questions under your topic to get your findings
4) ask more than 10 people to get your data.
5) show your survey data, analyise it and apply it in your investigation.
You can go to http://www.my3q.com/index.phtml?strForceLang=tw to take a reference of the others' survey.
If you are doing an experiment, please include the following part in your lab report.
1) your experiment plan, explain why you do the experiment, what you want to find out in the experiment, and how you do in the experiment.
2) your process record of your experiment, include the date, place, the materials, the tools, the process and the pictures of each steps.
3) your experiment result: show your experiment findings and apply it in your investigation
You can go to http://www.labtestsonline.org/inc/reports/SampleReport.html to take a reference of the others' lab report.

If you are doing an interviews, please include following part in your interviews report.
1) design the questions before asking
2) ask at least 2 people for the interviews
3) provide a script of your conversation with your interviewees.
4) make use of the interviewees' answers and get the findings.
5) apply your findings in the investigation
If you are doing an observation, please include following part in your observation report.
1) please observe at least 3 targets for observation report
2) the please state the date, time, place, your targets and your aims of observation clearly
3) state your findings clearly, and you must include pictures in your report.
4) apply your findings in the investigation

make your mood board illustrate your idea of the mood and theme. You can make use of the images from the internet, books, magazine, catalog, etc. You can also make use of accessories, cloth, thread, etc, anything you may use in your design and create.
The mood board should be in A4 size.
3) The mood board should be colored.
4) The mood board should be described in a paragraph.
5) You should quote the reference of the picture used in mood board in bibliography.



Design Stage

For the design stage, you are required to
1.. Design at least 3 designs of stress relieve items.
2. Write a description of the 3 designs and compare them among each other in a table.
3. Choose 1 design as a final design or justify the design, color it and show it in full dimension.
4. Write a description titled “final design and justification” to tell me the reason why it can be your final choice and describe the final design.

In your design stage, you should include the following things
1) at least 3 pieces of design descriptions ( 1 piece for 1 design)
2) comparison of the 3 designs against design specifications
3) a colored final design in full dimension
4) final design and jusifciation (describe the final design and explain the reason why you choose or modify it as your final design)


Plan Stage
In your plan, you are required to
1) make a production plan, telling me the steps with time and resources, eg. tools and equipment, materials, in detail. It will be better if you can include any check points and safety concern.
2) make a timeline, telling me the proposed finish date of every step.
3) evaluate your plan, analyise the pros and cons of you plan, figure out any possible difficulties and some solutions to solve this foreseeable problems.

In your plan stage, you should include the following things
1) a brief introduction
2) a production plan
3) a timeline/ flow chart
4) a plan evaluation


Create Stage
In create stage, you are required to
1) make stress relieve item(s)
Create your product according to your plan but you can make changes if necessary.
2) Do a process journal
You have to record all your work in create stage in process journal with pictures or video.
State the steps in detail, explain them with pictures, provide the date as well.
All these changes must be stated and explained clearly in the process journal.
Lastly, you should provide pictures showing the front and back view of your final product.

For the sample of Create Stage, you may refer to
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Process Journal sample_1.pdf




Evaluation stage.
For your evaluation, here are the guiding questions for you to follow.
Ø How well you were able to use the design cycle in the project – evaluate each stage.
Ø How effective is your finished solution – critically analyze it, how does it relate to the specifications? – list any faults and suggest ways of improving it.
Ø How well did you apply yourself to the task – did you use your time well – demonstrate organized work habits – collaborate with others?
Ø How do you react on the Areas of Interaction (Health and social education) and significant concept (Health and safety in workplace)?
Ø What did you learn in this project?

In your evaluation stage, you should include the foloowing things.
1) product test(s) result and analysis
2) evaluate your product and conclude whether your T-shirt successfully meet all the design specifecation in the investigation or not.
Remember to mention the product is /is not successful according to product test result.
3) evaluate the peformance in the 5 stages (investigation, design, plan, create and evaluate stages)
4) impact of the product on life, society, and/or the environment.