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Developing an initial brief for an organiser

A year 8 student describes how she went about creating an initial brief for her organiser.

Duration: 01.27


Student: Well, the project that we’re working on this year is to create an organiser for whatever we choose, and so the organiser that I have chosen is to make one to hang on the back of my wardrobe for bits and bobs that don’t really have a home.

Well the first thing we had to do was find out what a brief actually is. So we went onto the Technology Online website and looked at the glossary and definitions, and we looked at what an initial brief was. We also looked that the vocabulary that we needed to use.

An initial brief is important because you don’t want to limit what you’re going to do. You’re just giving yourselves some guidelines that you want to follow.

Well, we needed to say that we wanted different pockets, but we weren’t going to say how many we wanted, we just wanted to say we need several different ones. And then also we wanted different, several different sized pockets but we didn’t give the exact size because we hadn’t measured it out yet. We just said that we wanted different sized pockets.

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