Module title: Design for Public Spaces

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

Module code: DES09128
Module leader: Paul Kerlaff
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: Paul Kerlaff
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. These methods are designed to foster and underpin student engagement and academic progression, whilst sensitive to a range of learning styles. You will undertake research and data collection within design precedents (LOs 1,2) and use this to inform your design process (LOs 3,4). You will visualise design outcomes and prepare ideas for 3D modelling (LO5). The resultant visual material will be collated for persuasive presentation (LO 5). You will also undertake case studies in spatial design (LO 1).

Embedding of employability/ PDP/ scholarship skills
This module promotes visual and oral communication skills [presentation / role-playing exercise] & interpersonal/leadership skills [group project/ problem based learning] whereby students are helped to plan, record and reflect upon their experiences in a way that develops their employment related skills and self awareness whilst understanding how their transferable skills might be applied in new settings.

Assessment (formative, summative)
Throughout the module, students will be asked to report on their directed study task and formative feedback [i.e. mark-ups] given to promote student confidence and allow practise of public speaking and design management. On two occasions throughout the module students will be asked to present their directed study tasks in the form of sketch-books (LOs 1,2) drawings, models (physical & virtual) (LOs 3,4) and presentation boards (LO 5) for summative assessment.

Research/ teaching linkages
All teaching team members undertake scholarly activity, through the Centre for Design Practice and Research, with design projects and organisations allowing currency and credibility of input. The module establishes links between Edinburgh Napier’s research and teaching and students engage with design for va

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 Tutorial 2
Face To Face Lecture 6
Independent Learning Supervised time in studio/workshop 24
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 54
Independent Learning Guided independent study 114
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 1-5 7 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Project - Written 50 1-5 14/15 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

This module aims to provide an understanding of issues relating to the creation of spaces, structures installations and events within the public realm. Through project-based studies the module develops an understanding of the contextual and physical components that determine the quality and success of urban environments. You will engage with appropriate and challenging spatial design interventions within specific contexts in urban spaces. As directed by tutors, case studies will be presented and discussed in tutorials to support project-based studies.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to:
LO1: Evaluate issues of historical and contextual relevance in relation to a site within an urban context
LO2: Implement research methods and demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of an urban context
LO3: Provide project proposals appropriate and responsive to an urban context
LO4: Accurately assess the impact of proposals upon a site and its environs
LO5: Illustrate the potential of design proposals to enhance, adapt or transform an existing space.

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