30 credits at level HE7
To give students formal guidance in the areas of design aesthetics, ergonomics and presentation which compliments the "hands on" software experience.
To allow students to gain an understanding and practice in both ‘traditional’ design and model-making activities and appropriate CAD software.
To foster the idea of group interaction and brainstorming.
To create professionally competent pieces of work which will enhance the students portfolio.
To give a wider perspective of other traditional design methods which may be encountered in industry, and allow the students to best judge which methods are appropriate to offer optimum solutions.
• Drawing (both sketchwork and engineering)
• Design Development
• Model making (both development and presentational).
• Presentational drawings and artwork
• CAD developmental work (using appropriate software)
• Provision of personal and group presentations
• Provision of personal and group design reports
The issuing of assignment brief, interactive working in the studio, interactive working in the model making workshop, interactive working in various CAD environments, the issuing of class exercises, the use of visual critiques
Studio Activity 100 hours
Formal Lectures 50 hours
Assignment/Practical Activity 150 hours
Total 300 hours
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||Draw products and components from any angle through the use of sketchwork and CAD models||Generate a variety of 2 and 3D sketchwork, via a variety of mediums|
|2.||Develop assembly drawings and exploded views using a variety of media||Use appropriate media to generate developmental sketchwork|
|3.||Produce a range of development models||Generate appropriate models throughout their developmental process|
|4.||Produce presentational renderings, using appropriate techniques (CAD/ ‘Traditional’)||Develop presentation visuals via appropriate graphical media|
|5.||Assess design solutions||Critically evaluate design proposals|
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
There are no prerequisites for this module.
No restrictions apply.
A more comprehensive reading list will be identified to students through the lectures but in the first instance the following books would be useful to access:
Papanek, V (1999) Design for the Real World (2nd Edition) , Academy;
Powell, D (1995)Presentation Techniques, Thames Hudson;
Pevsner, N (1986) Pioneers of Modern Design, Penguin;
Lucie Smith, E (1983) A History of Industrial Design, Van Nestrand Reinhold;
French, M.J (1999)Conceptual Design for Engineers, Springer Verlag
Dyson, J (2003) Against the odds: an autobiography, Texere.
|Host Subject Group:||Product Design|
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