Draft Sample Thematic Brief - Ordinary Level Theme: A Safe Environment There is an increased awareness of the importance of safety in the home for both adults and children. Items such as personal alarms, child locks, burglar alarms, warning devices, temperature alarms etc. help to create a safer environment. With reference to the above theme, design and make a device that will improve personal safety in the home. The device must incorporate a mechanical or electrical or electronic system.
Rain Sensor Alternatively used as a Bath Alarm
Display Stand fitted with an Alarm Alternatively used as an alarmed Trophy Display
A Ladder – safe work station Project: DIY Aid (Ladder Stand-off) My project is unique as it is easily attached to a range of ladders. Existing products on the market do not have the facility of a work station to place items on such as paint and DIY tools whilst working at height. My product is located on the ladder rungs through a spring loaded clamping mechanism. The GRP tray is placed in position when the ladder has been erected. The materials used for the whole construction are durable and lightweight.
A Safety Ladder Brief: Performing DIY activities from ladders or other supports at height can present numerous safety problems. Research a range of DIY activities undertaken around the home, including a risk assessment, and design and make a product which will make the activity or activities easier and safer. Description: After initial research I discovered that most tasks performed on a ladder were dangerous to the user and others. The main hazards involving ladders are falling equipment and an unstable ladder. I decided the main features of my design should be an unobtrusive storage tray and a levelling device set at the 72° required to set the ladder at the correct angle every time. Important aspects to the design are cost, convenience, durability, and that it be weatherproof, lightweight, compact and suitable for all ladders.
A Safe Desk-Top Brief: Designing for People with a Disability Design an easy-to-use, lightweight and attractive desk to meet the needs of Robert, an eleven-year-old boy with cerebral palsy. The desk is for use on a wheelchair in school and at home.