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Undergraduate Course: Design Research 4 (20-credit option - Product Design) (DESI10013)

Course Outline
SchoolEdinburgh College of Art CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis course is only available to students in the School of Design.

Indicative course content
In this course students will define, collect and analyse a personally selected and justified area of research that is creatively informed, innovative and critically aware to underpin their studio practice.

Aims of course
1 enable students to propose, justify and undertake a personal study plan with clearly defined aims, objectives and methods
2 enable students to develop a sophisticated body of research material that communicates a progression of ideas and a thorough awareness of contemporary creative practice
3 develop and consolidate students' critical analysis and reflective appraisal of personal research themes

Mode of delivery
Self-Generated Projects, Individual and Group Mentoring, Tutorials
Course description As Summary
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs course materials and study trips
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2017/18, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  0
Course Start Full Year
Course Start Date 18/09/2017
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Seminar/Tutorial Hours 11, Feedback/Feedforward Hours 25, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 160 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Assessment is by submission of portfolio of project work at the end of the course.
Feedback Formative feedback/feedforward is provided at designated points during the course, and may take a variety of forms (e.g., written verbal) and be delivered through a variety of contexts (e.g., one-to-one meeting, small group crit, VLE posting).
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. INVESTIGATE: use a variety of practical and theoretical methods to demonstrate a sustained and rigorous investigation of personal research themes
  2. CHALLENGE: analyse issues arising from the research and challenge established precepts and assumptions
  3. PLAN: demonstrate a sense of purpose in the development of lines of research inquiry
Reading List
DESI10013 Design Research 4 (20 credit option) Product Design
- Hanington, B. & Martin, B. Universal Methods of Design:
100 Ways to Research Complex Problems, Develop
Innovative Ideas, and Design Effective Solutions. Rockport
(2012)
- Milton, A. & Rodgers, P. Research Methods for Product
Design. Laurence King (2013)
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsNot entered
Contacts
Course organiserMr Geoffrey Mann
Tel: (0131 6)51 5815
Email: Geoffrey.Mann@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMs Jane Thomson
Tel: (0131 6)51 5713
Email: jane.thomson@ed.ac.uk
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