Design ideas

Key points

  • Materials such as timber, textiles and metals can be used in the design of items, such as children's toys.
  • Effective design involves researching existing products, design considerations and the needs of users.
  • Creative design ideas come through the use of mind-mapping and brainstorming techniques.
  • Design ideas should be communicated through accurate sketching and labelling.
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