Undergraduate Course: Design Externality 3 Minor (Semester 2) - Product Design (DESI09036)
|School||Edinburgh College of Art
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 9 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This course is designed to encompass studies undertaken either within ECA or on internship. The course develops students professional awareness of current working methods and practices within their discipline in order to plan their personal focus and direction within the discipline. The course will introduce advanced professional practices and methods and enable students to begin to position their practice within the discipline. Students will explore a range of appropriate design methodologies and strategies for the professional presentation and documentation of work.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
|Additional Costs|| Range of design materials and trips pertaining to programme specialism. Likely to incur general costs relating to photocopying, printing and so forth.
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2016/17, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Course Start Date
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 5,
Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 25,
External Visit Hours 4,
Feedback/Feedforward Hours 10,
Formative Assessment Hours 1,
Summative Assessment Hours 1,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Formative assessment is provided at the mid-point of the semester. There is continual formative feedback and feed forward throughout the session 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 Semester 2 students will be given summative feedback; this is done individually.
||Feedback will be available within 15 working days from the hand-in via Learn.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- EVALUATE: demonstrate a recognition of the professional context for the discipline and apply appropriate professional practices.
- REFLECT: demonstrate the ability to reflect on your personal position and potential direction within the professional context and plan appropriate future activity.
- COMMUNICATE: communicate proposals, concepts and responses, using a variety of appropriate methods.
- Bryden,D. CAD and Rapid Prototyping for Product Design.
Laurence King (2014)
- Brown, T. Change by Design: How Design Thinking
Creates New Alternatives for Business and Society: How
Design Thinking Can Transform Organisations and Inspire
Innovation: Collins Business (2009)
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Use formal and informal presentations to a range of audiences. Draw on a range of sources in making judgements. Listening skills. Decision-making. Responsibility and initiative. Self-motivation.
|Course organiser||Dr Larissa Pschetz
|Course secretary||Ms Jane Thomson
Tel: (0131 6)51 5713
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