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A iv MYP DESIGN - How to get top marks!

IB MYP Design Criterion A Strand IV Explained


A iv. develops a detailed design brief, which summarizes the analysis of relevant research

  • Revisit A ii. and conduct the research you planned and share your findings

  • Provide clear evidence that a wide variety of research was conducted (citations and bibliography)

  • To conclude, craft a neat and concise Design Brief - tips on crafting a design brief:

    • ​present information concisely

    • explain how and why the information is relevant to solving the problem

    • link to research (i.e. cite key elements in your design brief)

    • revisit Ai and address the key elements (problem and target audience/client)

    • identify a clear goal "I will design..."

    • who is it for "for ...."

    • why "to address the problem of..."

    • where "it will be created and delivered/installed ... "

    • identify when the product will be completed and presented

    • add any contextual information to add meaning


Criterion A Strand iv Assessment

0 ~ student does not reach a standard described by any of the descriptors

1-2 ~ develops a basic design brief, which states the findings of relevant research

3-4 ~ develops a design brief, which outlines the analysis of relevant research

5-6 ~ develops a design brief, which explains the analysis of relevant research

​7-8 ~ develops a detailed design brief, which summarizes the analysis of relevant research


Criterion A Strand iv Differentiation

The student develops a (basic design brief --> design brief --> detailed design brief), which (states the findings --> outlines the analysis --> explains the analysis --> summarizes the analysis) of relevant research


MYP Design Video about Criterion A IV (below)


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