4th March 2011 at 00:00

Resource of the week.

Access FM

is an acronym that budding designers can use to evaluate their products and how they might perform in the real world. The letters stand for aesthetics, cost, customer, environment, size, safety, function and material. This link to the original website shows teachers how to navigate pupils through the different stages of evaluation, and includes a case study on how the iPod Shuffle measures up. Find it at

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