Core Module Information
Module title: Product Design Studio 3

SCQF level: 09:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: DES09114
Module leader: Richard Firth
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:

Working in our design studio, and with the option to work at overseas and site-specific locations you will use primary and secondary research sources for underpinning design opportunities. In addition, you will study international societies and cultures through participation in international design events and competitions in order to understand a wider context of design, user groups and communities. Opportunities to work with industry clients will also be encouraged. We will address sustainability, environmental and ethical issues in design.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Undertake design projects within the context of branding and sustainability
LO2: Analyse and describe the impact of sustainable design methods throughout the product life cycle, from cradle to grave
LO3: Model conceptual solutions to complex design problems
LO4: Represent design solutions graphically, physically and through moving image
LO5: Critically appraise the design process through visual and verbal presentations, and
via critiques.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, 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: Richard Firth
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
You will undertake a range of design projects (LOs 1-5). Learning & teaching methods including their alignment to LOs are through
a variety of audio visual resources, group discussion and self directed methods. Independent learning and study will be used (LO5,). Regular workshops and demonstrations will be given on sketching (markers and digital): model making, film making and other relevant industry presentation techniques (LO4). Design solutions will be explored that respond to current economical and sustainable issues (LO2, LO3 LO1)

This module promotes the development of written communication skills (reflective evaluation), oral communication skills (presentation/ group debate) and problem based learning. Guest speakers offer opportunities for evaluating the application of skills in industry. Students are supported in planning, recording, and reflecting upon their experiences to develop employability and self awareness while understanding how their transferable skills might be applied in new settings.

Formative Assessment:
Formative assessment will precede the submission and/or presentation of completed design assignments. This may take the form of a one to one discussion with your tutor and /or in a larger year group discussion, which will give you a broader context to your feedback. If the project involves industry collaboration then feedback from our external partner will also be received. You will be asked to report on your directed study task either verbally, or visual through sketch books or digital platforms. The point of feedback is to be both critical and constructive to develop your confidence and allow practise of public speaking and voicing opinions. .Formative assessment is in week 7.

Summative Assessment:
Summative assessment will take place through the submission of a portfolio of work in response to each coursework assignment. The portfolio submission is due in week 14 and constitutes 100% of the overall summative module grade. The portfolio will present your account of the tasks you have undertaken throughout the module as you have gained and developed an understanding of design practice, along with all required deliverable outputs specified in the coursework briefs. Submissions will be assessed based on assessment criteria provided within the coursework assignment briefs at the beginning of each project. These assessment criteria are mapped onto the learning outcomes for the module allowing you to clearly demonstrate evidence of achievement of the learning outcomes for the module summative assessment on your finished outputs.

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 140
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Portfolio 100 LOs1-5 6 HOURS= 00.00, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
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