Undergraduate Course: Design Research 1 - Product Design (DESI07024)
|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)
||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.
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2016/17, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Course Start Date
|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)
||Feedback will be given within 15 working days from the hand-in date via Learn.
|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.
- Droste, M. Bauhaus, 1919-1933. Koln : B. Taschen
- Hollis, R. About Graphic Design. London :
Occasional Papers (2012)
- Fletcher, A. The Art of Looking Sideways. Phaidon
Graphic Design (2001)
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Explore various forms of researching, creative problem solving and decision making, editing, communicating.
|Course organiser||Miss Isla Munro
|Course secretary||Miss Karolina Mazur
Tel: (0131 6)51 5712
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