Module title: Product Design Studio 1

SCQF level: 08:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: DES08110
Module leader: Ruth Cochrane
School School of Arts and Creative Industries
Subject area group: Design Photography and Advertising
Prerequisites

Module code - DES07112
Module title - Foundation Product Design 1

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: Ian Lambert
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & teaching methods including their alignment to LOs
The module is designed to help you a range of design research and visualisation methods (drawing, 3D modelling, CAD) through design practice in a creative studio environment (1-4). Each taught input uses a wide variety of audio-visual resources, group discussion and activity to foster group engagement in a studio environment. We will also ask you to undertake peer reviews to develop your self reflective and critical skills. (4,5)
Embedding of employability/ PDP/ scholarship skills
Throughout the module projects and tasks are explained and put into context of how and why they are used in industry. In addition Critical appraisal and reflection are also required at every assessment stage. You are asked to present and evaluate arguments, information and ideas which are core to the discipline of design.
Assessment (formative and summative)
You will undertake two studio design projects. Formative assessment will precede the submission and/or presentation of completed design assignments. This may take the form of a one to one discussion with your tutor and /or in a larger year group discussion, which will give you a broader context to your feedback. If the project involves industry collaboration then feedback from our external partner will also be received. You will be asked to report on your directed study task either verbally, or visual through sketch books or digital platforms. The point of feedback is to be both critical and constructive to develop your confidence and allow practise of public speaking and voicing opinions. With-in this module formative assessment will be continually given on for progress. At key stages of the module you will be given more directed summative assessment on your finished out puts. You will also be given a dedicated one to one meeting with your module leader to discuss all your feedback and assessment data.

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 12
Independent Learning Guided independent study 128
Face To Face Supervised time in studio/workshop 60
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Project - Written 50 1-5 8 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Oral Assessment 50 1-5 15 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

In this module you will study the use of Design Sketching and Physical Modelling for development of form and exploration/analysis of use, leading into an introduction to Computer Aided Design (CAD) as a tool for development of form and exploration of and manufacturing. The use of all of these means of visualisation will be explored as clear and persuasive presentation methods.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module, you will be able to:
LO1: Use physical and virtual modelling to reflect on form and function
LO2: Explore and develop function through physical and virtual modelling
LO3: Analyse function and form through testing of sketch prototypes
LO4: Examine user feedback through physical modelling and prototyping
LO5: Critically appraise products through visual and verbal presentation.

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