Undergraduate Course: Design Research 1 (DESI07011)
|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 methods in relation to practical studio work, enabling them to extend their understanding of design practice. The specific aims of the Course are to introduce students to key theories, practices, contexts and debates in design; to encourage the creative and critical development of personal practice; to encourage curiosity and foster critical enquiry.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Co-requisites|| Students MUST also take:
Design Studio 1 (DESI07007) AND
Design Context 1 (DESI07012) AND
Design Collaboration 1 (DESI07009)
||Other requirements|| This course is only available to ECA students on degree programmes belonging to Design
|Additional Costs|| Range of design materials and field trips pertaining to programme specialism ¿ often an advance payment is required. Likely to incur general costs rel
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2014/15, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 2,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 30,
Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 59,
External Visit Hours 3,
Feedback/Feedforward Hours 32,
Formative Assessment Hours 3,
Summative Assessment Hours 3,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 8,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
Each learning outcome has equal weighting (1/3).
Formative assessment is provided at the mid-point of the academic year. There is continual formative feedback and feed forward throughout the academic year through group and individual tutorials and peer group work.
Assessment is by submission of portfolio of project work at the end of the course. At the end of second semester students will be given summative feedback; this is done individually.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- INVESTIGATE: Show an ability to collect and collate images, objects and texts which demonstrate an investigation of the key research themes.
- CONSIDER: Demonstrate a range of approaches to design research.
- SELECT: Demonstrate the ability to select research themes and begin to develop a personal direction.
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|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Explore various forms of researching, creative problem solving and decision making, editing, communicating.
|Keywords||Research, investigate, consider, select, explore, communciate
|Course organiser||Ms Zoe Patterson
Tel: (0131 6)51 5720
|Course secretary||Ms Jane Thomson
Tel: (0131 6)51 5713
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