Core Module Information
Module title: Foundation Product Design 1

SCQF level: 07:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: DES07112
Module leader: Richard Firth
School School of Arts and Creative Industries
Subject area group: Art Design and Photography


Description of module content:

You will establish key design skills (drawing, modelling, visualisation) to create examples of product design, with particular reference to style, form and function, social context and communication. The module will also introduce you to the product design industry and the role of the product designer. Case studies will be presented visually and verbally and discussed in tutorials as directed by tutors.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Understanding of the principles of drawing and sketching
LO2: Use of design visualisation (drawing and sketching) skills for the communication of ideas in development
LO3: Apply physical modelling techniques in the development and detailing of design outcomes
LO4: Apply clear and effective visual language for presentation for design outcomes and ideas.
LO5: Articulate and present case studies in product design.
LO6: Reflect on and evaluate product design solutions.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 1, FACE-TO-FACE, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Richard Firth
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 12
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 48
Independent Learning Guided independent study 140
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Portfolio 100 1-5 14/15 HOURS= 00.00, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
Foundation Product Design 1