Classic Designs must be what?
Innotive and Influential
A design could be considered to be iconic because.
- of the way the technology has been used
- it uses clever and innotive styling
- it has a 'must own' quality
Give three example of a classic design:
- The Coca Cola Bottle
- The Biro
- The Volkswagen Beetle
- London Underground Map
- Wassily Chair
- Phillippe Starcks's Lemon Squeezer
What are Retro Designs?
Retro deisgns are based on old styles but made to the latest standards using the latest technologies
Give three examples of retro designs?
- Wallpapers, fabrics and ceramics
- Retro radio
- Delonghi toaster
- Chrysler PT Cruiser
- Yves St Laurent
What is Market Pull?
When consumer demand leads to the creation and development of products.
What is Technology Push?
When new products are developed due to technological advances
What is Continuous Improvement?
When manufactureres aim to constantly improve their product as part of Total Quality Management.
Give 5 reasons for continuous improvement:
- Financial Savings
- Styling Updates
- Maintenence Issues
- Environmental Impacts
- Manufacturing Improvements
- Consumer Feedback
- Improved Durability
- New Technologies
What is a quality circle?
Groups of workers who feedback information to ensure the quality of the product is continually improving.