Undergraduate Course: Product Design Practice and Theory (AREA08002)
|School||Edinburgh College of Art
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 8 (Year 2 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This course is currently only available to students in ESALA.
This course introduces architecture students to the discipline of Product Design. Students will engage with the current debates in contemporary Product Design, and be introduced to the fundamental knowledge and skills of product design and how they complement their own architectural practice. Students work on a series of exercises and projects of differing timeframes and increasing complexity within a studio environment. Students are encouraged to develop an iterative creative process that incorporates making, evaluating, presenting and reflecting.
1) introduce basic creative methods, techniques and approaches
2) explore how practitioners personally respond to briefs
3) introduce materials and processes
Mode of delivery will be Studio-Based Project Work, Lectures, Group Crits, Individual and Group Mentoring, Project Review.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
|Additional Costs|| course materials
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2014/15, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 1,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 13,
Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 22,
Feedback/Feedforward Hours 4,
Summative Assessment Hours 3,
Revision Session Hours 3,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Assessment plan not entered.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- EVALUATE: evaluate and respond to product design project briefs, and formulate appropriate approaches.
- DEVELOP: apply fundamental product design material and conceptual development through a transparent iterative process.
- REALISE: realise product design project solutions through structured and transparent methodologies.
Specific Bibliography will be determined by tutors.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||This course is only available to student in ESALA.
|Course organiser||Mr Douglas Bryden
Tel: (0131 6)51 5728
|Course secretary||Ms Jane Thomson
Tel: (0131 6)51 5713
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