Evaluation Criteria

The worksheet for this page is here.

It’s time that we identify the requirements you have from your acoustic speaker in a way that is crystal clear.

How we do this is by writing ‘evaluation criteria’.

Evaluation criteria is a clearly written statement that identifies a clear goal for your end product.

It’s written as one sentence that follows a particular format.

E.g. The finished Acoustic Speaker must be no larger than 225mm wide

How to write your Evaluation Criteria

Now it’s time to decide what is the most important aspects of your acoustic speaker

From the list of possible options below (or by selecting your own) pick the top three most important requirements from your speaker.

It might be:

  • The overall height
  • The overall width
  • The size of the slot for the phone / device
  • The colour
  • The appearance (Wood grain or painted)
  • The fact that you can still see the screen when it’s in the speaker
  • How stable the speaker is
  • How loud the speaker is
  • The style
  • The fact that it looks like or resembles something
  • How sustainable it is
  • How easy it is to fix (if can be fixed at all)

Pick 3 and write a sentence in this format:

‘The Finished Acoustic Speaker Must …’

Below are some examples, but don’t copy mine. Your acoustic speaker is for you so think about what you require from it and write about that.

For example:

  • The finished Acoustic Speaker must be no larger than _mm wide (or tall)
  • The finished Acoustic Speaker must have a slot the size of _ x _mm to fit my Nokia 3210 with case
  • The finished Acoustic Speaker must fit in with the ‘My Little Pony’ themed bedroom in which it will be placed
  • The finished Acoustic Speaker must not show the screen of the phone whilst holding the phone
  • The finished Acoustic Speaker must not securely hold the phone and protect it from damage
  • The finished Acoustic Speaker must be able to be pulled apart in case of repairs or lost property

The worksheet is here.