Initial Statement of Requirement (ISR)

When you have decided on the brief and the type of products you will make, you need to produce a third spider diagram. This spider diagram (or Initial Statement of requirement  [ISR]) will be used to help guide you through your areas of research.

Spider diagram 3

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).

The diagram below 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.

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From the above spider diagram you can identify areas that you need to research for each product. If you try to place the research in categories it will make it easier to do. Example; grouping materials and finishes together will make research more relevant

(P.Carr 2000 p2)

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