This site has been developed to provide the information necessary to use ACCESS FM effectively and in the way it was originally intended. With the correct guidance you can present ACCESS FM to students from all key stages up to degree level or teachers if you like. The trick is in the pitch, the sell of the idea, master that and you’re flying. A good lesson can also depend on the products you choose to analyse, making sure they are relevant to your group and to begin with, not open to too much interpretation. You really do not need to have an in depth discussion regarding the minutia of a particular product with one student while the remainder of the class simply switch off.

I hope to show you how to get to grips with the “one, half, zero rule”. I will illustrate how ACCESS FM can formulate your Task Analysis sessions, in the writing of your Initial and Further Specifications, producing existing design analysis and finally the evaluating of your student’s products. Wherever possible I will recommend resources that will help, giving specific guidance on how to use them in your classroom, through either case studies or book reviews. Ultimately its about using this tool properly, ACCESS FM has been on the internet for quite some time and words once written become stale and open to interpretation, its 2017, so lets freshen things up a bit!

Spencer Herbert