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: Design Photography and Advertising
Prerequisites

Module code - DES08110
Module title - Product Design Studio 1

2018/9, 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:
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 (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)

Embedding of employability/ PDP/ scholarship skills
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.

Assessment (formative and summative)
You will undertake two studio design projects (LOs 1-5) Formative assessment will precede the submission and/or presentation of completed design assignments. You will be asked to report on your directed study task and feedback will be given to develop your confidence and allow practice of public speaking and voicing opinions. At the end of this module your portfolio containing all project work will be reviewed together with your module leader where we will discuss your overall summative assessment.
Research/ teaching linkages
All team members undertake scholarly activity with design projects and organisations allowing currency and credibility of input.

Internationalisation
The module examines international precedents in sustainable/carbon-neutral design along with cultural design differences

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 Practical classes and workshops 60
Face To Face Lecture 12
Independent Learning Guided independent study 128
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Project - Practical 50 1-5 6 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Project - Practical 50 1-5 14 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

Working in the design studio, and 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:

Upon completion of this module, you will be able to:
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.

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