Technology Product Evalution Essay Research Paper Introduction

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Technology Product Evalution Essay, Research Paper Introduction I am looking at the dishwasher as I am very knowledgeable on it. I have a number of good ideas on how to improve the washer. I am also interested in electrical devices such as this. Also my father manages a company which deals with such appliances. Description This dishwasher is mahogany brown in colour. It fully integrates with our fitted kitchen. On the face of the dishwasher is a drop-down door containing a mahogany panel. On the top part of the front panel is the function knob and 3 function buttons. I have explained how these operate on the opposite side of the picture. Inside the washer, it is mostly water powered with the exception of the heating elements. There are 2 stacking racks inside with a cutlery

basket situated in the centre of the bottom rack. There are 2 spraying arms which are powered by water pressure. There is a sound dampening layer of material below the lid of the washer. The dishwasher is 954mm in height and 600mm x 500mm top surface area. The is a 150mm gap between the washer and the floor. It is supported by a block of kitchen integrated wood. Justification I have chosen this product because: 1) A dishwasher is almost a necessity in today’s society due to the high standard of living. 2) I know a substantial amount of information on the product to give a fairly accurate evaluation. 3) The product is used regularly by a lot of people. 4) I have a number of ideas on how to improve the product. 5) My Father manages a company which is a branch of Electrolux the,

largest domestic appliance company in the world. Operational Controls of Dishwasher Eight different settings: A, B, C, E, D, F, G, H, I. This selects the program of the wash. Door handle: this is a spring controlled door. The handle is pulled to open the door. The door then automatically locks itself when the door is pushed closed. There is an electronic safety device which turns the dishwasher off when the door is opened. Three switches: operate the functions of the dishwasher. The 1st switches the dishwasher on/off, the second chooses the drying temperature of the dishes and the third selects a lower wash temperature. Control Knob: this selects the cycle of wash you would like to use as above. Factors For Specification 1. I chose ergonomics as a dishwasher has so many different

cycles and modes and a detailed control system would be very complicated. The door should be easy to open as many spring-switch doors can slip maybe causing accidents. 2. I chose materials because it is extremely important to what the machine is constructed of. E.g. Cast iron would be unsuitable for the interior of the dishwasher. Another example would be a metallic substance to insulate electrical and water operated areas of the machine. This would be extremely unsuitable. Materials are very important. 3. Safety is probably one of the most important factors in the construction of a dishwasher, Using water and electrical powered mechanisms together can be extremely dangerous. Also a dishwasher has many sharp edges etc. Safety is an important factor to consider. 4. Appearance is

important mostly for the pleasing of the customer/buyer. It would be important in the marketing stage. It is important that the washer goes well with kitchen furnishings. 5. Cost is important because it must meet the price band that customers expect to pay. It is also vitally important in the marketing stage of the product. Specification ŸShould be attractive to the eye. Also should integrate well with kitchen furnishings. Written instructions should be clear and concise. ŸShould be safe to use. Water and electrical sections should be safely divided. No sharp edges should be left uncovered. Small areas in which fingers , could be caught should be safely guarded. ŸMetallic, rustproof material should be used for the interior of the machine to withstand