Stage 1 SPD students took part in a product analysis session in the workshop this week. The students were asked to investigate a domestic product by taking it apart. They disassembled the products to component level and created a ‘bill of materials’, a list of all the individual parts. The students analysed the parts to determine the materials, finish and production methods. They will use this information as part of a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) to establish new design concepts that have a lower environmental impact.