Needs and Likes 01
What does texture mean?

Needs and Likes 01

This KS3 Design and Technology quiz takes a look at needs and likes. In the world of Design and Technology, you must understand people's needs and likes so as to be able to meet them. It's no good creating something that no-one needs or likes! Meeting needs means that whatever is designed must do the job for which it is designed. But that's not enough. For people to buy it, a designer will need to consider the aesthetics too.

The first part of meeting needs and likes are the 'three S's' - Something for Somebody in a Situation. In other words, if someone is in the situation of needing to repair a broken zip fastener, it might be handy for them to have a special tool. A designer would then look at the problem and come up with a solution. But to make sure that it is a good solution, they would do a checklist to identify the Physical needs, Intellectual needs, Emotional needs and Social needs.

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  1. What is the checklist called that helps identify needs?
    This identifies the four main aspects of any design project
  2. The area of design concerned with how a product looks is called .......
    This means 'pleasing to the eye'
  3. Which of these are worked with when designing?
    Lines can create shape, pattern and movement
  4. Which word is used when describing two-dimensional objects?
    A two-dimensional object is flat
  5. What does the 'P' stand for in the PIES checklist?
    This part of the checklist could include notes about making the design suitable for someone with a disability
  6. What does the word 'texture' mean?
    Texture applies both to the look of an object and to the way it feels
  7. What does the 'I' stand for in the PIES checklist?
    This helps avoid making something over-complicated to use
  8. Which word is used when describing three-dimensional objects?
    The form of the object determines the space occupied by the object
  9. What does the 'E' stand for in the PIES checklist?
    Not all designs will need to be designed to appeal to the emotions
  10. What does the 'S' stand for in the PIES checklist?
    The final design may be influenced by the social needs of the user. For example, making a hair brush that can fold away into a small volume would be a social need of someone who is travelling abroad and needs to keep the volume and weight of their luggage to a minimum

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