Module title: Design Management

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: DES11119
Module leader: Euan Winton
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: 002
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Euan Winton
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & teaching methods including their alignment to LOs
Teaching and learning methods on this module reflect the variety of business and design management topics and approaches to your self selected major project, both in theory and practice. Tutorials, seminars and practical sessions (e.g. workshops) will explore and develop your capabilities in research and conceptualisation (LO1, 2, 3, 4). Supporting documentation and bespoke handouts will facilitate learning, and students are encouraged to keep journals and/or sketchbooks to develop, record and visualise ideas (LO2). Students will undertake case study analysis (LO 1, 4, 5) and produce a management report (LO 3, 4, 5, 6) and accompanying visual presentation (LO 3, 6)

Embedding of employability/ PDP/ scholarship skills
Undertaking a large scale self selected design project develops your critical, practical and analytical capabilities, enhancing their visual, verbal and written presentation skills, and provide a business and/or management context within which you can locate your individual design work.

Assessment (formative and summative)
Formative assessment is provided throughout the module by personal and group tutorials and interim reviews/critiques

Summative assessment occurs twice on this module: once in week 7 for a case study analysis (2000 words) weighted at 50%; and in week 14 for a management report (2000 words), weighted at 50%, and 15 minute visual presentation to an assessment panel and peers, weighted at 50% (see section 18)

Research/ teaching linkages
You will plan, research, analyse and interpret evidence collected to support your
major project; your collected research will then be utilised in the development of your
practical project; your practical project will integrate their secondary and primary research.

Supporting equality and diversity
The module acknowledges the ideals of equality and diversity. The module content could be seen as having a focus on

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 48
Independent Learning Project Supervision 24
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
Other 40 1-6 6 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2000
Other 60 1-6 14/15 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2000
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

In order to undertake a meaningful major project this module equips you with higher developed skills in business design, CAD and design processes that are transferable across all design disciplines. You will develop a critical understanding of the business context in which the design process operates, of the main associated practices and techniques, and of the mechanisms by which they are applied to practice. You will also enhance your knowledge of industrial practices in the field of CAD and Rapid prototyping for business development. This will allow you to better address the conceptual and commercial challenges within your chosen area of design specialism.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module, you will be able to:
LO1. Identify an area of design & business for sustained creative and critical project development.
LO2. Generate a number of feasible conceptual solutions from an identified and rigorously researched area of investigation in design for business
LO3. Utilise a CAD programme to produce industry standard 2D and 3D design data
LO4. Demonstrate a synthesis understanding of the position and role of design activities within a business context
LO5. Analyse and develop management practice and structure within a design context utilising a selection of critical methodologies and frameworks
LO6. Developed an integrated perspective on key issues across the main areas of business practice and their significance for design and development activities.

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