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: Design Photography and Advertising
Prerequisites

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

2019/0, 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:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & teaching methods including their alignment to LOs
A variety of audio visual resources, group discussion and self directed methods (independent learning and study) will be used. These methods are designed to foster and underpin student engagement and academic progression, whilst sensitive to deep, surface and strategic approaches to learning. You will undertake drawing exercises (LO1) and use these skills to visualise design outcomes from design activities (LO2), and prepare ideas for 3D modelling (LO3). The resultant visual material will be collated for persuasive presentation (LO4). You will also undertake case studies in design (LO5).

Embedding of employability/ PDP/ scholarship skills
This module promotes the development of written and verbal communication skills (project proposals/ reflective evaluation), oral communication skills (presentation/ group debate) and problem based learning. Guest speakers and site visits offer opportunities for evaluating the application of skills in industry. Students are supported in planning, recording, and reflecting upon their experiences to develop employability and self awareness while understanding how their transferable skills might be applied in new settings.

Assessment (formative and summative)
You will undertake three studio design projects (which will require the submission of a folio of sketching and drawing, models and presentation boards) and one contextual presentation (10 minute slide show: 8-10 slides) - see section 18. Formative assessment will precede the submission and/or presentation of completed design assignments. You will be asked to report on your directed study task and feedback will be given to develop your confidence and allow practise of oral presentation and critique. You will be asked to present your directed study tasks and summative assessment given of submitted work during critiques and feedback tutorials.

Research/ teaching linkages
All teaching team members undertake sch

Formative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Summative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 6
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 54
Independent Learning Guided independent study 140
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Project - Written 25 1-6 5 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Project - Written 25 1-6 9 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Project - Written 25 5, 6 5-13 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Project - Written 25 1-6 13 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

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.

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