Module title: Debating Design 2

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

Module code: DES08122
Module leader: Sam Vettese
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: Sam Vettese
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & Teaching methods including their alignment to Los
Teaching and learning is predominantly lecture based with group tutorials, delivered in smaller groups. 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. Students will undertake exercises exploring and comparing popular and common sense assumptions within design and culture (LO1) discussing and explaining key theories in contemporary design (LO2) expressing personal opinion alongside received opinion to frame arguments (LO3) comparing and contrasting dichotomies in design and consumerism (LO4 ) considering and summarising theories in design using verbal and written presentation skills (LO5) In response to assignment briefs, ideas and observations will be expressed through verbal presentations and formal essay writing.

Embedding of employability/PDP/Scholarship Skills
Verbal presentation of ideas and writing skills are vital in achieving employment in design or related disciplines. Analysis, processing of complex data, visual communication and working with others are key transferable skills

Assessment (formative or summative)
Formative assessment is provided throughout the module within personal and group tutorials and interim reviews/critiques. Summative assessment occurs three times on this module: in week 7 with a 10 minute illustrated presentation (25%) (LOs 1, 2, 5) , in week 12 as a group with a 10 minute film presentation (25%) (LOs 2, 4, 5) and in week 14 with a 2500 word essay (50%) (LOs 1 -5). Presentations are made to an assessment panel and peers.

Research / teaching linkages
All teaching team members undertake scholarly activity within design allowing currency and credibility of input. The module establishes links between the subject group’s R&KT strategy and en

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
Face To Face Seminar 24
Independent Learning Guided independent study 24
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
Oral Presentation 25 1,2 & 5 4-8 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Oral Presentation 25 2,4&5 8-12 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Report 50 1-5 14/15 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2000
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

Through lectures, documentaries, readings, tutorial debates and critical writing, students will debate and personally reflect on these paradoxes, in their own disciplines and the wider historical and contemporary designed world. It is anticipated that these decisions will have relevance and will advance students’ theoretical perspective in their simultaneous studio practice.
Lecture series will include : the history of consumer culture, historical and contemporary design and consumer meaning, the fashion system and inherent obsolescence, design and communication, design and protest, design and sustainability and critical design writing. The module will include a lecture series, a relevant documentary series, indicative readings and tutorial debates.
The module will explore ways in which ideas and opinions on the conflicting relationships between consumerism and design can be expressed, through personally reflective and critically objective essay writing and presentation assignments within the module. The module will include group presentations, individually written essays and peer assessment.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Explore and compare popular and common sense assumptions within design and culture
LO2: Discuss and explain key theories in contemporary design
LO3: Express personal opinion alongside received opinion to frame arguments
LO4: Differentiate between dichotomies in design and consumerism
LO5: Consider and summarise theories in design using verbal and written presentation skills

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