KS3 D and T Quiz - Needs and Likes 01 (Questions)

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.

1. What is the checklist called that helps identify needs?
[ ] MEAT checklist
[ ] PIES checklist
[ ] MASH checklist
[ ] PEAS checklist
2. The area of design concerned with how a product looks is called .......
[ ] aesthetics
[ ] scale
[ ] shape
[ ] texture
3. Which of these are worked with when designing?
[ ] Colour
[ ] Light
[ ] Line
[ ] All of the above
4. Which word is used when describing two-dimensional objects?
[ ] Form
[ ] Shape
[ ] Size
[ ] Space
5. What does the 'P' stand for in the PIES checklist?
[ ] Personal
[ ] Physical
[ ] Preference
[ ] Psychological
6. What does the word 'texture' mean?
[ ] The amount of pixels in an image
[ ] The feel, appearance or consistency of a surface
[ ] The level of roughness of a surface
[ ] The type of pattern on an object
7. What does the 'I' stand for in the PIES checklist?
[ ] Information
[ ] Intellectual
[ ] Introspection
[ ] Involvement
8. Which word is used when describing three-dimensional objects?
[ ] Form
[ ] Shape
[ ] Size
[ ] Space
9. What does the 'E' stand for in the PIES checklist?
[ ] Emotional
[ ] Envy
[ ] Evolution
[ ] Exciting
10. What does the 'S' stand for in the PIES checklist?
[ ] Sexual
[ ] Social
[ ] Special
[ ] Super
KS3 D and T Quiz - Needs and Likes 01 (Answers)
1. What is the checklist called that helps identify needs?
[ ] MEAT checklist
[x] PIES checklist
[ ] MASH checklist
[ ] PEAS checklist
This identifies the four main aspects of any design project
2. The area of design concerned with how a product looks is called .......
[x] aesthetics
[ ] scale
[ ] shape
[ ] texture
This means 'pleasing to the eye'
3. Which of these are worked with when designing?
[ ] Colour
[ ] Light
[ ] Line
[x] All of the above
Lines can create shape, pattern and movement
4. Which word is used when describing two-dimensional objects?
[ ] Form
[x] Shape
[ ] Size
[ ] Space
A two-dimensional object is flat
5. What does the 'P' stand for in the PIES checklist?
[ ] Personal
[x] Physical
[ ] Preference
[ ] Psychological
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?
[ ] The amount of pixels in an image
[x] The feel, appearance or consistency of a surface
[ ] The level of roughness of a surface
[ ] The type of pattern on an object
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?
[ ] Information
[x] Intellectual
[ ] Introspection
[ ] Involvement
This helps avoid making something over-complicated to use
8. Which word is used when describing three-dimensional objects?
[x] Form
[ ] Shape
[ ] Size
[ ] Space
The form of the object determines the space occupied by the object
9. What does the 'E' stand for in the PIES checklist?
[x] Emotional
[ ] Envy
[ ] Evolution
[ ] Exciting
Not all designs will need to be designed to appeal to the emotions
10. What does the 'S' stand for in the PIES checklist?
[ ] Sexual
[x] Social
[ ] Special
[ ] Super
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