Module title: Product Design Studio 2

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

Module code: DES08111
Module leader: Ruth Cochrane
School School of Arts and Creative Industries
Subject area group: Design Photography and Advertising
Prerequisites

DES07101
Foundation Design 2

2019/0, 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: Ruth Cochrane
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & teaching methods including their alignment to LOs
The module is designed to help you further explore design research (LO1) and development methods (LO2) through engagement with physical and virtual modelling and prototyping methods (LO3, 4). You will use materials and fabrication methods in the design workshop (LO4) and apply a user centred feedback for evaluation (LO5). 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.

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 requiring the submission of a design development folio including visual and contextual research data (LO1) sketch books and sketch models (LO2, 3), scale models and prototypes (LO4) used to collect and present user centred feedback (LO5). Formative assessment will precede the submission and/or presentation of completed design assignments. Regular feedback will be given to develop your confidence and allow practise of public speaking and voicing opinions. You will be asked to present your directed study tasks. Summative assessment is made of submitted design work during assessment critiques.

Research/ teaching linkages
All teaching team members undertake scholarly activity with design projects and organisations allowing currency and credibility of input. The module establishes links between Edinburgh Napier’s research and teaching and students engage with design for various social/c

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 Supervised time in studio/workshop 6
Independent Learning Guided independent study 130
Independent Learning Supervised time in studio/workshop 10
Total Study Hours146
Expected Total Study Hours for Module146


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Project - Written 50 1-5 8 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Project - Written 50 1-5 14/15 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

On this module you will both individually and in a team use brainstorming and research methods for the generation of design ideas and opportunities. Working with external partners you will use clear verbal and visual presentation to undertake visual/technical development and the synthesis of ideas for user centred design development in wider creative and socio-cultural contexts.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module, you will be able to:
LO1: Use of design research methods
LO2: Explore and develop innovation in teams
LO3: Analyse collected research data
LO4: Examine user feedback and market opportunities
LO5: Critically appraise innovation process through visual and verbal presentation

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