Design & Technology
Whether a product is being designed and made by you in school or by an international company, it is essential to have the right tools for the job. It is also essential to select the right materials, and to work out in advance which techniques and processes will be used to shape them.
Charts are used to plan out the use of time, and the stages in the making of the product. There are several different types of planning chart.
Gantt charts are useful for planning complex projects. They show the tasks involved in making a product, with any overlaps between different tasks. Gantt charts usually use colour to indicate separate tasks or workflows.
Flowcharts describe a sequence. All flowcharts use the same symbols, linked with arrows to show the direction of the flow.
Sequence diagrams show the process of making a product in words and pictures.