Module title: 3D Prototyping

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

Module code: DES11130
Module leader: Ian Lambert
School School of Arts and Creative Industries
Subject area group: Design Photography and Advertising
Prerequisites

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2018/9, 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: Ian Lambert
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & teaching methods including their alignment to LOs
A variety of technical 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 data collection from design and technology precedents and practice-based (exploratory) research methods (LO 1) to inform your design process (LOs 2, 3). You will visualise design outcomes and prepare ideas for 3D modelling (LOs 2, 3, 4). The resultant visual material will be collated for persuasive visual presentation (LOs 4, 5). You will reflect on your design project outcomes through a visual and verbal presentation (LO 5).

Embedding of employability/ PDP/ scholarship skills
The module embraces new and emerging technologies for design and manufacture. This module promotes visual and oral communication, problem based learning and teamwork whereby students are helped to plan, record and critically 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 with formative feedback given to promote student confidence and allow practise in the presentation of ideas and design management. Students will be asked to present their directed study tasks at the end of the module as a portfolio consisting of practice-based research (exploratory modelling) (LO 1) design development and models (physical & virtual) (LOs 2, 3, 4) and presentation materials (LO 5) for summative assessment. One formal formative assessment will take place midway through the module.

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 Lecture 6
Face To Face Seminar 42
Independent Learning Supervised time in studio/workshop 36
Independent Learning Guided independent study 116
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Portfolio 100 1 - 5 14 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

Practice-based exploratory design projects form the core of the module in our design studios and 3D model-making workshop, equipped with rapid prototyping hardware. You will use prototyping to test ideas and intuitively and critically explore design. In developing creative proposals you will be required to use the design process as a research tool, and to record the process of ideation. You will work in response to entrepreneurial opportunities and/or utilise and contribute to open source communities..

Learning Outcomes for module:

One completion of this module you will be able to:
LO1: Critically engage with practice-led design research and exploration methods for 3D design
LO2: Generate ideas and design proposals through virtual and physical prototyping processes
LO3: Challenge conventions in design, ideation and fabrication
LO4: Conceptualise and justify design outcomes using a range of rapid prototyping processes
LO5: Critically reflect on design outcomes in relation to current technological and socio-economic contexts

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