Core Module Information
Module title: Materials for Inspirational Design 2

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

Module code: DES08128
Module leader: Gus Colvin
School School of Arts and Creative Industries
Subject area group: Art Design and Photography

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

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:

Upon 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.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 2, In Person, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: In Person
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Gus Colvin
Module Organiser:

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
Online Project Supervision 140
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Portfolio 100 1~2~3~4~5 Exam Period , WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

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