Design NISC DT LAB

Use Google sketchup to design a DT room

Planning stage of the design cycle

Monday 6th focuses on design and plan of the design cycle

  1. Use smore.com to complete the design section ( 60 minutes allocated)
  2. Evaluate 3 designs and explain them ( 30 minutes allocated)
  3. I will either use 1 of my 3 designs or make a final design and explain why I chose that design ( 30 minutes allocated)
  4. I will be using smore.com, camera, pencil, paper and Microsoft word
  5. Homework for me will be to finish a detail plan and I'll be using internet, diary, computer and smore.com


Tuesday 7th focuses on investigation of the design cycle

  1. Since we don't have class on Tuesday before class I will research on the web for layout of DT labs around the world ( 30 minutes allocated) I will also focus on the content of DT labs ( 30 minutes allocated) and this research will help with my create section.

Wednesday 8th focuses on create of the design cycle

Wednesday's class I'll be using my plan to create my building



  1. I will create the floor plan and the walls using sketchup ( 30 minutes allocated)
  2. I will measure the inside and outside dimensions precisely ( 15 minutes allocated)
  3. Receive feedback from teacher and classmates to improve my model ( 15 minutes allocated)
  4. I will insert the contents ( 30 minutes allocated)



Resources needed- Sketchup, computer, tools for measuring and peers to give me feedback.

Thursday 9th focuses on create of the design cycle

Thursday we don't have class meaning what I will be doing is fixing up my design and checking other stages to see if it is worthy of top marks


I am falling behind plans because I have not fixed my design

Friday 10th focuses on create of the design cycle

In Friday's class I will be



  1. Fixing my design
  2. Mapping out my content and start to make rooms such as meeting room and workshops.


Saturday 11th focuses on create of the design cycle

During Saturday I will focus on extending my rooms and add contents to each rooms

Sunday 12th focuses on create of the design cycle

Sunday I will look over my plan again just to remind myself what the design was and I will evaluate my creation against that design and the design specification.

Monday 13th focuses on create of the design cycle

Monday I will rarely be using sketchup because I might be having other homework and in the night I will be playing football and return at 9 in a very tired state.

Tuesday 14th focuses on create of the design cycle

In Tuesday's class I will be looking over my design and aim to finish it.

Wednesday 15th focuses on evaluate of the design cycle

On Wednesday's class I will spend 30-45 minutes on the creation and the rest I will use for evaluation.


Reflection of the plan


I am falling way behind the plan because Tuesday 14th was supposed to be the day when I aim to finish my design but I have not even started to put in details.

Also I did not work on this project on the days that I said I would be because I had received other assignments which had shorter deadlines or needed more work.

Thursday 16th focuses on evaluate of the design cycle

Thursday I will finish up my evaluation and get ready to submit it on Friday.

Friday 17th focuses on evaluate of the design cycle and due date of the design cycle report

On this day I will submit my work and have PARTY TIME!

Reflection on Friday 10th

At the beginning of the lesson I had to go measure different parts of the building and after i came back i had technical problems such as my computer did not have sketchup so that took up a lot of time. However I made a basic template of how my DT lab will look like so I have done a part of my plan.