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Product Design Project

My name is Muhammad and I am a Product design student at the University of Huddersfield. We currently have a design brief where we have to create a product for the garden. It could be anything from tools to leisure. We are doing some research and would love to get some feedback from gardeners to see where the problems are when gardening.

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  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,536

    I gave up after question 2. 

    "How much time do you spend in your garden? *" A day , a week a month?

    9. How do you maintain your garden? * Erm, by working in it?

    *15. Which plant do you find the hardest to maintain? *  ????? If it's hard to maintain, I'd not grow it.

    I'm happy to help, but , forgive me, these are about the most pointless questions I've ever seen .


  • Papi JoPapi Jo Posts: 3,991

    As is almost always the case, this survey is badly designed. Don't those students get a course in survey design in their university? image

    You are invited to a virtual visit of my garden (in English or in French).
  • pansyfacepansyface Posts: 22,282


    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
    If you live in Derbyshire, as I do.
  • It's the teachers off-loading the work onto the students and the students off-loading it onto us!

  • RedwingRedwing Posts: 1,439
    Buttercupdays says:

    It's the teachers off-loading the work onto the students and the students off-loading it onto us!

    See original post

    I don't think so.  I think it is merely a requirement of the course to create a survey, no matter how irrelevant, stupid or how bad said survey is.  It ticks a box just to do it.....weird.  It's not  about research or learning at all.  Clearly these students, and Mohammad isn't the only one and I don't mean to single him out, are just fulfilling a requirement of the course and it doesn't matter how stupid or pointless it is.  I think the  course designers need to rethink this course requirement and give the students a chance to create a survey (if that is what is required) about something they are really interested in.

    Based in Sussex, I garden to encourage as many birds to my garden as possible.
  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 29,627

    Whatever the purpose, if it's badly designed, ill-conceived, badly written and spelling is awry the best thing is to let them know so they can fix it.   Nor prepared to waste my time on dross.

    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • pansyfacepansyface Posts: 22,282


    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
    If you live in Derbyshire, as I do.
  • Nanny BeachNanny Beach Posts: 8,586

    So folks what actually IS "Product Design" and how does it relate to gardening! Now, come on you know those of you who read the papers this week, Freshers Week, sutdenta re too busy getting rat****d, removing their clothes to learn how to spell etc.  I did a few surveys years back in Safeway, thought it was just general regarding my shopping habits.  Lady just outside entrance conducting survey, turned out to be nothing to do with Safeway, got so much junk through the post, and personal questions, I stopped doing them, unless I know exactly what it is, ie. GW mag.

  • Nanny BeachNanny Beach Posts: 8,586

    Haha, have just read MY spelling etc. students are!! Tut, NB go to the back of the class!!

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