Module title: Design for Living Spaces

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

Module code: DES08120
Module leader: Paul Kerlaff
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: Paul Kerlaff
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 a range of learning styles. You will undertake research and data collection within design precedents (LO1) and use this to inform your design process (LOs 2,3,4). You will visualise design outcomes and prepare ideas for 3D modelling (LO5,6). The resultant visual material will be collated for persuasive presentation (LO 4). You will also undertake case studies in interior & spatial design (LO 1).

Embedding of employability/ PDP/ scholarship skills
This module promotes visual and oral communication skills [presentation / role-playing exercise] & interpersonal/leadership skills [group project/ problem based learning] whereby students are helped to plan, record and reflect upon their experiences in a way that develops their employment related skills and self awareness whilst understanding how their transferable skills might be applied in new settings.

Assessment (formative, summative)
Throughout the module, students will be asked to report on their directed study task and formative feedback [i.e. mark-ups] given to promote student confidence and allow practise of public speaking and design management. On two occasions throughout the module students will be asked to present their directed study tasks in the form of sketch-books (LOs 1,2) drawings, models (physical & virtual) (LOs 3,4) and presentation boards (LOs 5,6) for summative assessment.

Research/ teaching linkages
All teaching team members undertake scholarly activity, through the Centre for Design Practice and Research, 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

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)
Independent Learning Seminar 24
Face To Face Supervised time in studio/workshop 54
Face To Face Lecture 6
Face To Face Project Supervision 2
Independent Learning Guided independent study 114
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Project - Written 100 1-6 7 & 14 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

This module requires you to develop and model spatial solutions for human habitation in response to a project brief. In developing formal spatial proposals you are asked to consider key issues such as the definition of private space, defensible space, human ergonomics, spatial legibility, structure and materials, and the role of lighting in the creation of successful living environments. As directed by tutors, case studies will be presented and discussed in lectures and tutorials to support project-based studies.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to:
LO1: Select a range of techniques to collect and analyse information about a given context, brief and appropriate spatial design precedents
LO2: Describe rationales for sequential design development
LO3: Utilise a problem solving approach to workable spatial design outcomes appropriate for human habitation
LO4: Design & present living spaces, with consideration of human ergonomics
LO5: Explain technological issues in relation to a design solution
LO6: Explain theoretical issues in relation to a design solution.

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