Module title: Major Project (Design)

SCQF level: 10:
SCQF credit value: 60.00
ECTS credit value: 30

Module code: DES10013
Module leader: Myrna MacLeod
School School of Arts and Creative Industries
Subject area group: Design Photography and Advertising
Prerequisites

DES09118
Design Research Methods

2018/9, Trimester 1, Blended, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Blended
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Myrna MacLeod
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & teaching methods including their alignment to LOs
Each taught input uses a variety of audio-visual resources, group discussion and activity to foster student engagement. You will be allocated a permanent studio space for the duration of the module and assigned to an "atelier" group led by a studio tutor. This forms the basis of group debate and discussion, sharing of good practice and peer support (LO4). Building on the Design Research Methods module [DES09118] (see section 9) you will identify a subject or issue within a socio-cultural context for applying design research (LO 1), within a planned time structure (LO 5). Analysis will enable the development of design concepts (LO2), and synthesis of project outcomes (LO 3)

Embedding of employability/ PDP/ scholarship skills
This module promotes the development of written communication skills (project proposals/ reflective evaluation), oral communication skills (presentation/ group debate) and problem based learning. Guest speakers offer opportunities for evaluating the application of skills in industry. You 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. The work produced in this module is displayed at a public exhibition and

Assessment (formative and summative)
You will undertake one studio project which will be assessed in two parts (see below). Formative assessment will precede the submission and/or presentation of the completed design assignments. You will be asked to report on your self-directed study task (LO4, 6). 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 (LO4, 6).

The module will commence in week 1 of trimester 1. There w

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 Supervised time in studio/workshop 60
Independent Learning Guided independent study 540
Total Study Hours600
Expected Total Study Hours for Module600


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Project - Written 30 1,2,6 14/15 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Project - Written 70 1-6 29 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 30
Component 2 subtotal: 70
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

This module straddles trimesters 1 and 2
You will initiate and state a design project of your choice (by negotiation with your tutor) which will encompass: information retrieval, collation and interpretation. You will establish the design feasibility associated with a creative objective and employ design methods, strategies and techniques to explore opportunities, options and the various boundaries of creative practice. You will direct the time management of your project within the given time scales and set stages.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module, you will be able to:
LO1: Make effective use of a variety of design research methods and analyse outcomes
LO2: Propose imaginative and challenging design concepts informed by design research outcomes
LO3: Synthesise and develop design solutions utilising physical and virtual (2D/3D/4D) modelling, prototyping and specification to inform decisions.
LO4: Articulate clear critical reflection in the presentation of key stages in overall process with appropriate media.
LO5: Work to self directed time management structures to achieve project goals at key stages.
LO6: Appraise and place the socio-cultural context, impact and potential of the design outcome(s)

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