20 credits at level HE4
There are many technological factors that need to be considered when designing products. This could range from manufacturing considerations such as cost, materials, process, through to end user requirements such as aesthetics, ergonomics, etc.
The purpose of this module is to introduce the student to the technological skills that enable designers to anticipate hurdles that are likely to hinder the production and use of products.
EU BS DIN Standards
The development of Common Manufacturing Processes
Modern Manufacturing Processes
Market Constraints likely to influence Design (eg. supermarket shelf sizes)
Cost effective design for manufacture (eg. standardisation of components)
Ergonomics and Anthropometrics
Form / Function
Common applications of Materials
This module is assessed using written assignments and delivered using classroom tutorials.
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||You will be able to suggest/ identify materials that could be used to make a variety of products.||Undertake research into a variety of given products. Write up the research as a component of a report.|
|2.||You will be able to suggest / identify a number of manufacturing processes that could be used for a variety of products.||Research manufacturing processes for a number of given products and write up as a component of a report.|
|3.||You will be able to make design decisions that will make your products easier to manufacture and more cost effective.||Undertake an investigation and make observations about given products and write up the findings in a report.|
|4.||You will understand inclusive, ergonomic, and sustainable design methodologies||Research and investigate these topics and write up as part of a report.|
|5.||Recognise the importance of EN BS standards in design||Research and include as a report component|
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
There are no prerequisites for this module.
No restrictions apply.
Cross, N (2008) Engineering Design Method, Stratergies for Product Design, John WIley & sons, Chichester
Jones, J.C (1992) Design Methods, John Wiley & Sons, Chicester
Department of Trade & Industry, Adultdata, The Handbook of Adult Anthorpometric and Strength Measurements.
Department of Trade & Industry, Older Adultdata, The Handbook of Measurements and Capabilities of the Older Adult.
Department of Trade & Industry, Childdata, The Handbook of Child Measurements and Capabilities.
|Host Subject Group:||Product Design|
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