30 credits at level HE7
To explore, question and debate key historical, contemporary and future design issues.
To provide an opportunity for students to demonstrate critical analysis and conceptual skills in their understanding of the nature, purpose and process of design.
To explore areas of design as multi-discursive sets of cultural and ideological states.
To develop students awareness of the variety of constraints placed upon designers
• The economic contexts for design, production and consumption
• The role of new technology in initiating change both in terms of product and process
• The moral dimension: Design Responsibilities v Green Issues
• Cultural Diversity: Intent, meaning and interpretation in considering the function of artefacts
Seminars to be delivered by subject group members and external industrialists on personal views of Design
Teaching will be delivered by conventional classroom sessions and directed study. The student is also expected to research the area, accessing information from Internet sources, library sources, etc.
Directed Study: 100 hours
Personal Study: 100 hours
Total: 200 hours
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||Disseminate which of the theories/or events have shaped modern day design theory or have had an influence of certain products or trends.||Show evidence of the ability to correctly disseminate the crucial areas which appertain to their particular area of study.|
|2.||Diagnose design problems from a variety of viewpoints||Analyse design problems and offer alternative proposals.|
|3.||Examine design in an historical context and explain its influence on modern day product design theory/methods.||Write a report which critically examines past, present and the future and summarises accordingly to topic chosen.|
|4.||Understand the importance of design influences and theories such as Bauhaus, Great Exhibition, etc||Appraise and evaluate the major historical events and design theories.|
|5.||Understand design constraints such as material selection, marketing and semiotics and be able to accommodate them into their design development work||Include ‘best practice’ techniques into their product development.|
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||Case Study Analysis||Individual Assignment|
Before taking this module you must have successfully completed the following:
No restrictions apply.
Best (2006) Design Management: Managing Design Strategy, Process and Implementation, AVA Publishing
Bhaskaran (2005) Designs of the Times: Using Movements and Styles for Contemporary Design, Rotovision
Julier (2007) The Culture of Design, Sage Publications
Lawson (2005) How Designers Think: The Design Process Demystified, Architectural Press
Raizman (2004) History of Modern Design: Graphics and Products since the Industrial Revolution, Laurence King
|Host Subject Group:||Product Design|
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