Module title: Major Design Project

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 40.00
ECTS credit value: 20

Module code: DES11132
Module leader: Euan Winton
School School of Arts and Creative Industries
Subject area group: Design Photography and Advertising
Prerequisites

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

2018/9, Trimester 2, 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: Euan Winton
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & teaching methods including their alignment to LOs
Content will be delivered through a mixture of tutorials, critique and self-directed study. Tutorials/seminars and practical student-centred sessions (e.g. workshops) will explore and develop your capabilities in prototyping and realisation as applied to the project [LOs 1, 2, 3]. Tutorials/seminars and practical student-centred sessions will explore and develop your capabilities in project development and resolution [LOs 4, 5] and evaluation and presentation [LO 6]. Supporting documentation /handouts will facilitate student-centred learning. Students have access to technical support for physical and virtual design modelling.

Embedding of employability/ PDP/ scholarship skills
The major design project develops key transferable skills of critical analysis, research methods and enhances verbal and visual presentation skills.

Assessment (formative and summative)
Formative assessment includes peer-reviewed iterative presentations with written feedback, and self-evaluation on the extent to which the original learning contract was realized. Summative assessment will take place at the end of the module is by double-marked viva presentations with individual written comments, followed by a viva with the external examiner (for large cohorts this may be a sample selection). Assessed design work (see section 18) will include a folio of critically informed sketch development (sketchbook, modelling, prototyping) [LOs 1, 2, 3], a realised design outcome [LOs 4, 5] and presentation boards to support a viva [LO 6 assessment before a panel of tutors.

Research/ teaching linkages
All teaching team members undertake scholarly activity, through the Centre for Design Practice and Research, with design projects and organisations allowing currency and credibility of input. The module establishes links between Edinburgh Napier’s research and teaching and students engage with design for various social/cult

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 72
Independent Learning Guided independent study 292
Independent Learning Project Supervision 36
Total Study Hours400
Expected Total Study Hours for Module400


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Project - Written 100 1,2,3,4,5,6 13 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

This module runs in trimester 2 and follows on from the Design Research Methods 1 module in trimester 1. The module content will be largely determined by your programme and by your individual project development in trimester 1. Each student will, in negotiation with the tutorial team, continue with their major subject, identifying and evaluating the time, knowledge and resources needed to undertake the realisation of ideas, as well as the new understanding that will be generated through practice. Generic elements will include iterative presentations of prototyping and testing together with group critiques that may draw together MA/MDes Design students from several pathways and other TPG programmes in the Faculty.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module, you will be able to:
LO 1: Critically evaluate a design research process to inform and generate ideas
LO 2: Produce and prototype a number of feasible conceptual solutions from an identified and rigorously researched area of investigation.
LO 3: Critically appraise and select a prototype for further design development.
LO 4: Present a resolved design outcome based on a critically informed design process.
LO 5: Detail, specify and produce a design outcome to appropriate industry standards.
LO 6: Critically reflect on the processes and social, cultural and economic context involved in the major project design outcome.

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