Initial Statement of Requirement (ISR)
When you have decided on the brief and the type of
product you will make, you need to look again at your spider
diagram (see p4). This spider diagram (or Initial Statement of requirement [ISR]) will be used to help guide you through your areas of
research (Assessment objective 2).
Example: Spider diagram
Using a spider diagram helps you further consider the project needs, or an Initial statement of your requirements. When you have produced your ISR you can type it up then change parts as your project develops
(see next page example).
gives an example of things that you have to consider, you will also need to consider your own project needs and include those. Expand on each of the areas considered.
Assessment objectives example
with the Portable Metronome You should:
Research into the design brief
that results in a specification. (Don't worry I will explain the text
below in a easier way throughout the site)
- show a clear identification
of the function of the musical timing device (or what ever you are
making), listing the areas of consideration.
- Survey and analysis of where,
how and under what circumstances the product is to be used.
- You should collect and
analyse information about existing products and how they solve the
- Write a specification that
lists the design requirements of the intended product including the
capability to manufacture in quantity.