Module title: Computer Aided Design (Visualisation)

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

Module code: DES08124
Module leader: Paul Kerlaff
School School of Arts and Creative Industries
Subject area group: Design Photography and Advertising
Prerequisites

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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 design tasks involving the virtual modelling (LOs 1,2), visualisation, rendering (LO 3, 4) and animation (LO5) of designed spaces. The resultant visual material will be collated for persuasive presentation. You will also undertake case studies in interior & spatial design.

Embedding of employability/ PDP/ scholarship skills
This module promotes visual and oral communication & interpersonal skills 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 3D CAD modelling (LOs 1,2), renders (LOs 3,4) and animations (LO 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 links between Edinburgh Napier’s research and teaching and students engage with design for various social/cultural contexts.

Supporting equality and diversity
Accessibility is built into the programme. All module materials (visuals, handouts, Virtual Learning Environment) are designed i

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 Tutorial 2
Face To Face Lecture 12
Independent Learning Seminar 24
Face To Face Supervised time in studio/workshop 48
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 uses project-based tutorials and seminars to explore the role of three dimensional CAD drawings and renderings as a persuasive medium of communication within the design and construction industries. You will produce a comprehensive set of integrated design illustrations and animations in response to project briefs.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to:
LO1: Perform computer-aided design 3D modelling and visualisation tasks in response to design briefs
LO2: Illustrate persuasive three-dimensional digital models
LO3: Convert digital files from CAD applications to associated rendering and visualisation applications (plug-ins)
LO4: Represent textures, materials and lighting effects in three-dimensional digital models
LO5: Use animations in the computer-aided design environment to describe design outcomes.

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