Undergraduate Course: Design Research 3 - Product Design (DESI10109)
|School||Edinburgh College of Art
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||In this course, students will source and analyse appropriate research material from the broader external context of product design, to inform the writing of a study proposal, other appropriate complementary documentation, and a professional record of their experience which will enable them to plan and develop a personal direction for their practice.
Specifically, the aims of this course are:
To enable the student to identify, evaluate and reflect upon an appropriate range of professional contexts, including a period of personal engagement
To enable the student to develop a coherent plan of study which demonstrates an emerging understanding of personal direction, as well as a range of reflective material and documentation showing consolidation of personal direction
To develop the students' abilities in critical analysis, project management, and reflective appraisal
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.
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2018/19, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 6,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 11,
Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 9,
External Visit Hours 4,
Feedback/Feedforward Hours 8,
Summative Assessment Hours 2,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Formative assessment is carried out at the mid-point of the semester in weeks 5-6. 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.
Relationship between Assessment and Learning Outcomes:
Each Learning Outcome has equal weighting.
||Formative: There will be a formative feedback event
Summative: Summative feedback will be provided via Learn
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- EVALUATE: demonstrate a recognition of the philosophical and professional context for the discipline by recording, documenting and critically evaluating personal experiences within professional practices.
- PLAN: demonstrate the ability to reflect on the wider external context, their personal position within it, and formulate a plan for the potential future direction of their work.
- COMMUNICATE: communicate proposal concepts, plans and responses orally, visually and in writing, using a variety of strategies.
|Collins, H. (2010). Creative Research: The Theory and Practice of Research for the Creative Industries. London: AVA Publishing|
Cottrell, S (2005). Critical Thinking Skills: Developing Effective Analysis and Argument. Basingstoke: Palgrave
Rampley, M. (Ed). (2001). Exploring Visual Culture. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press
Rose, G. (2012). Visual Methodologies: An Introduction to Researching with Visual Materials. London: SAGE
Walliman, N. (2001). Your Research Project: a Step-by-Step Guide for the First-Time Researcher. London: SAGE
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Time management and independent working;
Verbal and textual communication;
Assess own and others' work
|Keywords||Evaluate,Plan,Communicate,Identify Options,Professional Understanding,Critical Analysis
|Course organiser||Miss Isla Munro
|Course secretary||Ms Jane Thomson
Tel: (0131 6)51 5713