Core Module Information
Module title: Materials for Inspirational Design 3

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

Module code: DES09135
Module leader: Trent Jennings
School School of Arts and Creative Industries
Subject area group: Art Design and Photography


Description of module content:

You will undertake two design projects based in the studio. The projects are designed for you to explore emerging global design and manufacturing theory and practice .You will also review the impact of design, materials and manufacturing decisions upon costs . The application of digital data (CAD/CAM) will be employed for implementing manufacturing processes and as a method of visual communication to transcend language barriers.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Determine opportunities within overseas manufacture.
LO2: Apply knowledge of logistical issues (supply and transportation) and IPR
LO3: Estimate costs, and evaluate designs for cost reduction.
LO4: Explore the protection of design through the registration Intellectual Property
LO5: Prepare design data for manufacture using industry conventions.

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:
Learning & Teaching methods including their alignment to LOs
Each taught input uses a wide variety of audio-visual resources, site visits, group discussion and activity to foster student engagement. You will engage with group workshops for exploring the application of CAD/CAM in large scale manufacture, material selction, and product analysis: Accurately assess offshore manufacturing as an option [LO1]. You will critically reflect upon Issues around costs, interlectual property and sustainibility in material procurement and manufacture [LO2&3]. Examine the relationship between UK design activity and overseas manufacture [LO4]. Produce design information and management documentation for the accurate dissemination of designed artefacts [LO5]

The projects will explore good practice in the design industry, and with overseas manufacturers, fabrication facilities and material procurement. The module will examine the global carbon footprint of internationally manufactured goods. Guest speakers offer the opportunity for application of skills in Industry and job search strategy. Critical appraisal and reflection are also required at every assessment stage.

Formative Assessment:
Formative feedback is provided throughout the module in class from peers and tutors during regular group discussions and presentations of work in progress. Formative assessment will take place at midway points during scheduled learning activities.(week 7).This will help to direct your learning prior to submission of work for summative assessment.

Summative Assessment:
Summative assessment will take place through submission of a portfolio of work in response to coursework assignments. 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 (LOs1-5). Portfolio submission represents 100% of the module grade. Summative assessment is in Week 14.

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 1,2,3,4,5 14/15 HOURS= 00.00
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

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