The OC is now moving into the prototype/mock up testing phase of the Packaging and Design competition. Students who have completed their surveys and written reports of consumer feedback have now started designing 3D mock ups using their selected materials.
The first mock up should be made out of paper card and be made in the exact measurements of what the finished product should look like as a guide to their final design. Students can then begin to create rough mock-ups of their package to be tested against 3 of the following tests in bold. Students need to collect enough materials for at least 3 tests and their final product (Enough for 4 in total)
Students will be bringing material lists home over the next week. These materials will be needed by the end of Week 3 ready for testing throughout Week 4 and 5. The final entries will be sent for marking by the end of Week 7.
After students have made the 1st model of their design they will conduct strength testing to prove that their packaging will be protected from damage during transportation and from any of the following that the product might need protecting from: light, different temperatures, product tampering and unwanted things getting into the product or the product contents coming out etc.
Testing could involve dropping from various heights, crushing, having items placed on top, travelling in cars, temperature and sunlight tests etc.
– Show the Judges your tests and results.
– Analyse your strength testing results.
– Discuss what it is in your design that gives
your product the strongest form of protection it
– Discuss any changes you made to your testing – discuss what you may need to change and how you could design it better!
Thank you to Miss Beker who has been working hard to help students with this challenge.