Module title: Foundation Product Design 2

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

Module code: DES07113
Module leader: Richard Firth
School School of Arts and Creative Industries
Subject area group: Design Photography and Advertising
Prerequisites

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2018/9, Trimester 2, 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 align to learning outcomes - comment on group work
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. Studio based design activities will facilitate the use of physical and virtual modelling in problem solving (LO1), detailing and development of form (LO2). Physical and virtual modelling will be used to identify ergonomic needs (LO3) and solicit user feedback (LO4). Visual output will be collated for presentation (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). 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 scholarly activity

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
Face To Face 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 30 1-5 5 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Project - Written 30 1-5 9 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Project - Written 40 1-5 14/15 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 60
Component 2 subtotal: 40
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

This module introduces you to simple manufacturing processes and material specification and how to apply them to a product design brief. Visualisation and presentation skills will be applied in an introduction to digital outputs and fabrication processes as a tool for developing form and presentation techniques. Workshop skills, rapid prototyping techniques and process will be applied to the development of form, function and ergonomics. You will explore design problem solving strategies and methodologies to aid research and concept development.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Use physical and virtual modelling to address creative and technical problem solving
LO2: Select and apply appropriate physical and virtual modelling techniques to develop, detail and realise form
LO3: develop function and ergonomics through physical and virtual modelling
LO4: apply user feedback through physical modelling and prototyping
LO5: Apply drawing and virtual modelling in persuasive visual presentation.

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