Core Module Information
Module title: Major Project (Design)

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

Module code: DES10013
Module leader: Richard Firth
School School of Arts and Creative Industries
Subject area group: Art Design and Photography

Design Research Methods

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:

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)

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, 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:

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

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Portfolio 30 1,2,6 17 HOURS= 00.00, WORDS= 0
Portfolio 70 1-6 28 HOURS= 00.00, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

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