Module title: Design for Commercial Spaces

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

Module code: DES08121
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 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: 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 (LOs 1,2) and use this to inform your design process (LOs 1,3,4). You will visualise design outcomes and prepare ideas for 3D modelling (LOs 3,5). The resultant visual material will be collated for persuasive presentation (LO5). You will also undertake case studies in interior & spatial design (LO2).

Embedding of employability/ PDP/ scholarship skills
This module promotes the development of written communication skills [reports], oral communication skills [presentation / role-playing exercise] & interpersonal/leadership skills [group project/ PBL 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)
On two occasions 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 1,2,3) drawings, models (physical & virtual) (LOs 3,4,5) and presentation boards (LOs 5) 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 lin

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 Tutorial 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 50 1-5 7 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:

This module aims to provide an understanding of issues associated with the design of work and commercial spaces. Project-based studies require you to design successful working environments in response to user-centred criteria identified in a project brief. In developing formal spatial proposals you are asked to illustrate how working processes are successfully accommodated within a space and how the environment promotes enhanced user experience and interaction. As directed by tutors, case studies will be discussed in tutorials to support project-based studies.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to:
LO1: Consider and describe the requirements of specific working environments in relation to a project brief
LO2: Summarise research to inform a workable design response to a project brief
LO3: Compare a wide range of approaches to the design of working environments
LO4: Utilise a problem solving approach for design proposals appropriate and responsive to the specific requirements of a built space.
LO5: Describe the key elements of working patterns and human interaction within specific working environments.

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