Product Design Factors

See VCAA Study Design for definitions. Page 11

The Product Design Factors are required knowledge for this subject. They are used in the SAC’s, SAT’s and Exams. They are:

Purpose, function and Context

User-Centred Design

Innovation and Creativity

Visual, Tactile and Aesthetic (Design Principles and Elements)

Sustainability (Social, Economic and Environmental Systems Perspectives)

Economics – Time and Cost

Legal Responsibilities

Materials – Characteristics and Properties

Technologies – Tools, Processes, and Manufacturing Methods


For more information:

From the VCE Product Design and Technology study design p.14

Yellow book pages: 14-15, 98-125, 331