Module title: Product Design Studio 4

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

Module code: DES09115
Module leader: Ruth Cochrane
School School of Arts and Creative Industries
Subject area group: Design Photography and Advertising
Prerequisites

Module code - DES08111
Module title - Product Design Studio 2

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: Ruth Cochrane
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & teaching methods including their alignment to Los
Each taught input uses a wide variety of audio-visual resources, group discussion and activity to foster group engagement in a studio environment. We will also ask you to undertake peer reviews to develop your self reflective and critical skills.

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. 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 practise of public speaking and voicing opinions. You will be asked to present your directed study task and summative assessment given of submitted work during critiques and feedback tutorials.

Research/ teaching linkages
All team members undertake scholarly activity with design projects and organisations allowing currency and credibility of input.

Supporting equality and diversity
Accessibility is built into the programme. All module materials (visuals, handouts, WebCT) are designed inline with Napier's accessibility policy, and guidelines from the British Dyslexia Association and TechDis. WebCT is used to cater for a diverse student group.
Timetabled academic supervision is available each taught week of the module to support students.

Internationalisation
This module specifically focuses on international design and m

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 Seminar 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 - Written 50 1-6 8 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Project - Written 50 1-6 14/15 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

On this module you will explore the relationship between design and international mass production processes, and the limitations and opportunities these give to the design process. You will examine the economics and branding of international trade and manufacture and its affect on the local design and retail community. In this context, you will investigate the balances and trade-offs inherent in sustainable product design and manufacture.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module, you will be able to:
LO1:Apply methods of precedent and critical interpretation in relation to contemporary
design practice, with an emphasis on speculative design and consumer desire
LO2:Design and present an informed, imaginative response to thoroughly researched self-
originated briefs
LO3:Model and represent graphically, inventive, original design proposals for a given
context
LO4:Initiate, develop, and control a design project
LO5:Initiate and compile a product brief to meet researched, identified and prioritised
requirements
LO6:Critically appraise the design process through visual and verbal presentations, and
via group critiques.

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
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