Design and Visual Communication - annotated exemplars level 1 AS91067

Use the work of an influential designer to inform design ideas (1.34)

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Low Excellence

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For Excellence, the student needs to use the work of an influential designer to effectively inform design ideas. This involves integrating aesthetic and functional characteristics of an influential designer’s work, in design ideas, in ways that are meaningful to the design context.

The student has used the work of an influential designer (Frank Gehry) to effectively inform design ideas for a chair. There are very good links back to the research and designer in the ‘love of fish’ (1). The ideas show the distinctive aesthetic and functional characteristics of the designer’s work (1). These distinctive elements are starting to show integration in the design ideas (2 and 3). The mock-up serves as a useful tool to also integrate aesthetic and functional characteristics (2 and 3).

To meet the requirements of Excellence more securely the student could show more integration of the distinctive functional components of Frank Gehry’s work in the new context with the use of final illustrations and rendered drawings to connect final decisions with the finished appearance and show the link back to the influential designer.

High Merit

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For Merit, the student needs to use the work of an influential designer to clearly inform design ideas.

This involves integrating aesthetic and functional characteristics of an influential designer’s work in design ideas.

The student has used the work of an influential designer (Norman Foster) to clearly inform design ideas for a chair. The concepts and development (2) have good links back to the designer, and these are beginning to show some understanding of how these characteristics can be integrated in a new context.

To meet the requirements of Excellence, the student needs to integrate further characteristics in the features of the design ideas such as the shape of the seat. Further functional characteristics from the designer could also be integrated (3).

Low Merit

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For Merit, the student needs to use the work of an influential designer to clearly inform design ideas.

This involves integrating aesthetic and functional characteristics of an influential designer’s work in design ideas.

The student has used the work of an influential designer (Santiago Calatrava) to clearly inform design ideas for a chair. The student has used the work of an influential designer (Santiago Calatrava) to clearly inform design ideas for a chair. There is some integration of basic shape and form evident in the student’s work (1) (2).

To meet the requirements of Merit more securely, the student could show a more sophisticated approach in integrating the characteristics of the influential designer.

High Achieved

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For Achieved, the student needs to use the work of an influential designer to inform design ideas.

This involves:

  • recognising the aesthetic and/or functional characteristics that are typical of an influential designer’s work 
  • using aesthetic and/or functional characteristics of an influential designer’s work in design ideas.

The student has used the work of an influential designer (Alexander McQueen) to inform design ideas for a garment, by recognising the aesthetic features of shape, form and colour associated with their chosen designer (2). These characteristics are used to embed pattern and colour in the student’s design ideas.

To meet the requirements of Merit, the student would need to integrate shape, form and pattern, rather than just transposing their research to an idea.

Low Achieved

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For Achieved, the student needs to use the work of an influential designer to inform design ideas.

This involves:

  • recognising the aesthetic and/or functional characteristics that are typical of an influential designer’s work 
  • using aesthetic and/or functional characteristics of an influential designer’s work in design ideas.

The student has used the work of an influential designer (I. M. Pei) to clearly inform design ideas for a chair. The student commentary and ideas begin to recognise mainly aesthetic characteristics of the designer’s work (1). There are similar shapes used in the ideas that link to the forms that characterise the designer (2).

To meet the requirements of Achieved more securely, the student would need to clearly recognise aesthetic and/or functional characteristics, using and interpreting these characteristics in more complex ways other than just shape and form.

High Not Achieved

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For Achieved, the student needs to use the work of an influential designer to inform design ideas.

This involves:

  • recognising the aesthetic and/or functional characteristics that are typical of an influential designer’s work 
  • using aesthetic and/or functional characteristics of an influential designer’s work in design ideas.

The student recognises features of an influential designer (Antonio Gaudi) with a visual compilation (1). In their design for a wardrobe, the student starts to use curves to link back to aesthetic characteristics of the designer (2).

To meet the requirements for Achieved, the student could use curves and form further, to make the wardrobe look more consistent with the characteristics of the designer (2).

 
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