Undergraduate Course: Design Research and Context 1 (DESI07006)
|School||Edinburgh College of Art
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 7 (Year 1 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This course introduces students to a broad range of basic research approaches in relation to theoretical, critical and practical studio work, enabling them to extend their understanding of Design.
1. To introduce students to key theories, practices,contexts and debates in Design.
2. To develop an awareness of, and ability to select and use a range of appropriate research methods.
3. To foster critical enquiry that leads to the visual, verbal and written communication of ideas in an analytical manner.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Co-requisites|| Students MUST also take:
Design Symposium 1 (DESI07005) AND
Design Studio 1 (DESI07007)
||Other requirements|| This course is only available to ECA students on degree programmes belonging to Design
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2014/15, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 17,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 34,
Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 45,
External Visit Hours 2,
Feedback/Feedforward Hours 100,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 12,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Portfolio of research and context work plus two written submissions
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- INVESTIGATE: Show an ability to select and collate images, objects and texts which support research themes.
- CONSIDER: Demonstrate the exploration of a range of approaches to design research.
- COMMUNICATE: Present coherent ideas in appropriate formats.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Ms Zoe Patterson
Tel: (0131 6)51 5720
|Course secretary||Ms Jane Thomson
Tel: (0131 6)51 5713
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