What is iterative design? 

Year 7 Design & Technology 


Typography and Personalised Merchandise

No of lessons  12
What will students learn  Students will be introduced to the design elements of Graphics with a particular focus on tonal rendering , 1point perspective and typography design.  They will develop skills in creating a range of design ideas to produce a successful outcome of typography that is suitable for a target market (keyring). They will learn the process of sublimation and the importance of quality control. A range of typography will be explored. Students will gain understanding of how colour choice can link emotively and how size and shape can show impact on customer choice. Students will research designers and illustrators  within this focussed area and produce work in their style. 
Key Knowledge that students should know at the end of 'Topic' This is the knowledge that students will meet for the first time in this topic  Students will gain awareness of paper manufacture and recycling in response to sustainability within Graphics ( magazine printing etc ). They will learn how to use the iterative design process when developing their design ideas further. They will develop knowledge of designers/ artists / illustrators and learn how they can be influenced by existing styles and products.  They will gain knowledge on how the printing process works using CAD and sublimation printing.  Students will understand how to create a product for  an intended target user. 
This is knowledge that students may have met before but will need to deepen their understanding  Retrieval will be focussed on basic design and drawing skills for KS2. Dependent on rotation position students will also have gained knowledge from other DT specialisms which will emerge during the design process- design drawing, tonal rendering, research and evaluation skills. 
Key Skills that students should be able to demonstrate at the end of 'Topic' This is the skills  that students will meet for the first time in this topic Students will be able to produce a range of typography /font design ideas at varying levels of outcome. Students will learn how to produce an effective design using a range of skills and design elements: blending, tonal rendering, shape, size, mark making, pattern , monochrome and colour Include both tone , colour and pattern in design work. Students will know how to develop designs.  Basic understanding of the 6 r's  within paper recycling and how to promote this using a leaflet design. Be aware of the printing process using sublimation techniques on synthetic materials.
This is skills that students may have met before but will need to develop  Students will be able to identify graphical design elements. They will be able to produce a range of design ideas that answer the iterative design process. They will develop skills in research and development of a product, using designers and existing products to influence their outcomes. They will be able to create unique design ideas that incorporates a range of skills. 
Key vocabulary that students should know and understand
The Big Question  What is Graphic Design ? 


 Key questions that students should be able to answer at the end of the 'Topic'




What are the key elements of Graphic design? 
What does tonal rendering mean ? 
How does it add form to a 2d drawing ? 
What is colour blending?
How is it used in graphics? 
What is typography? 
How do designers create new designs of font ? 
What elements of graphics are used to change font style? 
How is a design developed ? 
What is sustainability?
How can we recycle paper? 
What is sublimation printing and how is it used in Graphic Products ?  
How do we evaluate a design idea ?  
How do we improve a design idea ?