Core Module Information
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: Art Design and Photography
Prerequisites

N/A

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:

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.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 2, FACE-TO-FACE, Edinburgh Napier University
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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:
In this studio-based module, tutor-led lectures and demonstrations will introduce key theoretical, contextual and technical concepts which you will then research further, explore and apply through coursework assignments (LO’s 1-6). Coursework assignments will provide you with a variety of opportunities to learn and to demonstrate evidence of your learning through a process of development and production of Foundation level Interior and Spatial Design projects.

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).

Weekly Tutor-lead demonstrations and lectures will introduce key concepts and skills. You will then work independently and collectively in class under guidance of tutors to explore and apply these ideas in the context of the coursework assignments. Emphasis is placed on independent self-directed and peer-supported learning to allow you to explore and develop your own interests within the subject area in depth. To support this independent learning beyond class time, a range of multimedia resources are provided through the virtual learning environment (Moodle).

Formative Assessment:
Formative feedback is provided throughout the module in class from peers and tutors during regular group discussions and presentations of work in progress. Formative assessment will take place at interim points during scheduled learning activities. This will help to direct your learning prior to submission of work for summative assessment.

Summative Assessment:
Summative assessment will take place through submission of a final portfolio of work which will contain and present all the project work from that trimester. Each portfolio submission provides an opportunity to demonstrate learning across all learning outcomes for the module. The Summative portfolio review takes place in week 15 and verbal feedback is normally recorded. The Portfolio will present your account of the tasks you have undertaken throughout the module as you have gained and developed an understanding of design practice, along with all required deliverable outputs specified in the coursework briefs. In practice, this is presented in a printed and bound A3 booklet and a corresponding PDF submission on Moodle. Submissions will be assessed based on assessment criteria provided within the coursework assignment briefs at the beginning of each project. These assessment criteria are mapped onto the learning outcomes for the module allowing you to clearly demonstrate evidence of achievement of the learning outcomes for the module (LOs1-6).

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 48
Face To Face Lecture 12
Independent Learning 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
Portfolio 100 1-5 14/15 HOURS= 00.00, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

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