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  • Product analysis and the design of products
    • Social Issues
      • Social development through recognising the need to consider the views of others including people with disabilities when designing and discussing designed products.
        • Social Development is an alteration in the social order of a society.
      • Signs and symbols giving valuable information about materials, products and safety issues.
    • Moral Issues
      • Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI)
        • An organisation that ensures people who produce consumer goods get a fair pay
      • Protecting the safety of potential users of the product
      • Conditions of working
    • Environmental Issues
      • The reduction in the common use of chemicals and materials dangerous to the environment
        • For example: bleaches, CFCs, toxic materials.
      • Carbon footprint
        • transportation of materials and goods, energy usage in manufacture
        • Carbon Footprint Means the amount of carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere as a result of the activities of a particular individual, organization, or community.
      • Carbon offsetting.
        • The counteracting of carbon dioxide emissions with an equivalent reduction of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.
      • The need to dispose of redundant products and their packaging in a safe and environmentally friendly way
    • Cultural Issues
      • Look at, respond to and value the responses of others to design solutions.
      • The impact of different cultures on modern products.
    • Design Issues
      • Identify how good design and product choice improves the quality of life
      • Examine the way that designers respond to changing styles, taste, technological advantages and environmental pressures
      • Eco-design. The whole system of looking at a product from design to finished article, it's use of materials and energy
        • Ecodesign is an approach to design of a product with special consideration for the environmental impacts of the product during its whole lifecycle.
          • Life Cycle is the series of changes in the life of an organism including reproduction
      • The globalisation of products.
        • Globalisation is the process by which businesses or other organizations develop international influence or start operating on an international scale.


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