Module title: Materials for Inspirational Design 2

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

Module code: DES08128
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 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: Trent Jennings
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & Teaching methods including their alignment to Los
Teaching and learning takes place in a creative studio environment. A variety of audio visual resources, group discussion and self directed methods (independent learning and study) will be used to foster and underpin student engagement and academic progression, whilst sensitive to a range of learning styles. You perform a mixture of analytical and applied design activities. You will undertake analytical exercises with precedents in design innovation with new and emerging material technologies [LO1]. Integrate issues around sustainability and carbon footprint with design practice [LO2]. How material supply – costs and availability affect design and manufacturing [LO3]. How culture and context around material choice affects design outcome[LO4]. Illustrate, inform and present your design using CAD [LO5]

Embedding of employability/PDP/Scholarship Skills
A sound understanding of materials within a world and cultural context is necessary to achieve relevant design outcomes. 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, technical analysis, CAD modelling (all in a report), [LOs 1, 2 & 5], and supporting presentation, weighted at 50%; and in week 14 for an applied design project, including cultural and economic analysis [LO 3, , 4 & 5] with CAD modelling [LO5], and supporting presentation, weighted at 50% [see section 18]. Presentations are made to an assessment panel and peers.

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 Project Supervision 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= 2000
Report 50 3,4 & 5 14 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 examine industrial case studies with regard to inspirational use of materials, manufacturing, structural integrity and use (ergonomics). You will explore and summarise the impact of the geography of procurement on carbon neutral design, sustainability and related ethical issues. Critical and cultural analysis will underpin innovative design activities and you will use CAD (3D modelling) to detail and explain design concepts

Learning Outcomes for module:

On completion of this module, you will be able to:
LO1: Develop an insight into emerging material processes, and how they might be utilised to create innovative design solutions.
LO2: Discuss materials in the context of sustainable and carbon neutral design.
LO3: Consider how material supply, costs, and world events impact upon material selection.
LO4: Consider how materials are perceived through a cultural lens and how designer’s material choices affect the impact of products on the marketplace.
LO5: Illustrate and describe design outcomes using 3D CAD modelling skills.

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