Module title: Materials for Inspirational Design 1

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

Module code: DES08127
Module leader: Trent Jennings
School School of Arts and Creative Industries
Subject area group: Design Photography and Advertising
Prerequisites

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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: Will Titley
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & Teaching methods including their alignment to Los
Teaching and learning takes place predominantly in a creative studio environment. 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 analytical exercises exploring properties of materials and processes (LO1) Exploring material properties and selctions criteria for design applications (LO2) Material selection in relation to desired shape and manufacturing process capability. (LO3) How material finish affects design outcome (LO4 ) How post processing can improve a materials performance (LO5) In response to design briefs, detailing and specification will be visualised with CAD modelling software.

Embedding of employability/PDP/Scholarship Skills
A comprehensive understanding of materials and processes is necessary to achieve design outcomes within specific industry resources. Knowledge of CAD software is 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 twice on this module: in week 7 for a case study analysis, 10 minute presentation, technical data [LO1&2], CAD modelling and presentation[LO5], weighted at 50% and in week 14 for an applied design project, 10 minute visual presentation with CAD modelling and presentation [LO5], technical data [LO 3,4] weighted at 50% [see section 18]. Presentations are made to an assessment panel and peers.

Research / teaching linkages
All teaching team members undertake scholarly activity within design and architecture a

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 Practical classes and workshops 48
Independent Learning Guided independent study 24
Independent Learning Guided independent study 116
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 50 1,2&5 7 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2500
Project - Written 50 3,4 & 5 14/15 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

Through studio based activities you will explore the inspirational properties and characteristics of materials and manufacturing processes. You will explore limitations and opportunities and define material and structural specifications for innovative design outcomes. This will involve the appropriate selection of materials and processes against a criteria of quality performance. You will be introduced to standard industry terminology, and methods for visual communication of design specification using CAD (3D modelling)

Learning Outcomes for module:

On completion of this module you will be able to:
LO1: Explore how design objectives can be realised through differentiating between material performance data enabling optimised and rigorous selection.
LO2: Examine the merits of selecting materials to give the desired shape and performance utilising specific manufacturing processes against specified criteria.
LO3: Consider how material finishes enhance aesthetic and environmental performance.
LO4: Develop an insight into how material performance can be improved by post process actions.
LO5: Illustrate and describe design outcomes using 3D CAD modelling skills.

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