Faculty of Technology
Innovation: designing for a sustainable future
7For your tutor7
Your tutor will use this form to give approval to your project. It is an essential part of your project work and will be assessed in TMA02.
When you have completed your proposal, include it in your TMA submission for your tutor to approve. Don’t forget to attach any relevant photos, scanned sketches or other electronic materials.
Remember your tutor is available to help you if you need to revise your proposal.
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3.1Project option – tick one
□ Group (for group options, complete Section 8)
Table 1Score your project choice against relevant criteria
|Criteria |Score* | | |1 Concern with whole invention, design or innovation process (not just technical | | | |aspects) | | |Relevance to the course |2 Technical or technological content in topic | | | |3 Makes a potential contribution to environmental an/or social, and/or economic | | | |sustainability | | | |4 Appropriate level of technical complexity and novelty of product, device or system | | |Feasibility in available |5 Personal skills and knowledge | | |time and resources | | | | |6 Access to relevant information, people and organisations | | |7 Personal interest and motivation| | |
* Give a score from 1 to 5. 1 = not relevant, feasible or interesting; 5 = extremely relevant, feasible or interesting
4.1Problem or opportunity
Describe the problem or opportunity you have identified in your chosen topic area.
What is the background to the problem or opportunity you have identified?
What do you think any new product/device/system addressing these problems would be aiming to achieve?
What constraints may affect any design ideas that you come up with?
What are the most important criteria for a new product/device/system to address the problems identified?
If this is a group project explain, briefly describe how you have contributed to the information contained in this brief.
Describe in general terms what any product/device/system you propose must be able to do or the attributes that it should have. Specific solution...