DSGN06129 2019 Product Design 1 (Introduction of Core Skills)
To develop an understanding of the core skills associated with the development and presentation of designed objects.
On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;
Understand the design process from concept to realisation.
Understand the interaction between people and designed objects and environments.
Communicate design ideas through drawing and model-making.
Articulate design decisions in an informed fashion, with an emphasis on manufacturing processes and material selection.
Module Assessment Strategies
Assessment is continuous and is undertaken at the conclusion of each block or project
Projects are assessed by the assignment of marks to various project deliverables. The percentages assigned to particular deliverables may vary between different projects. This allows particular outcomes to be emphasised in each project assigned to students.
Project deliverables typically includes User Research, Conceptual development of ideas, Design Development thinking/sketchbook, Model or Prototype making, Presentation. A percentage mark is assigned for each deliverable, adding up to a total of 100%.
Each project is assigned a percentage of the overall module mark. The module marks assigned to each project are not of equal weighting, as projects given to students towards the end of the module usually receive the highest weighting.
Week 1 Introduction to Design Process
Week 2 introduction to Problem Solving
Week 3/7 Learning key studio skills. Perspective Sketching, Paper/Card Prototyping.
Week 8 Visit to Centre of Design Excellence
Week 9/10 Basic Ergonomics
Week 11/15 Applied Design Project
Coursework & Assessment Breakdown
|Title||Type||Form||Percent||Week||Learning Outcomes Assessed|
|1||Project Project Presentation||Continuous Assessment||UNKNOWN||30 %||Week 4||1|
|2||Project Presentation||Continuous Assessment||UNKNOWN||30 %||Week 8||2,3|
|3||Project Presentation||Continuous Assessment||UNKNOWN||40 %||Week 13||4|
Full Time Mode Workload
|Design Projectwork||Design Studio||Design Projects||4||Weekly||4.00|
|Directed Learning||Design Studio||Studio Skills||2||Weekly||2.00|
|Independent Learning||Studio||Studio Projects/Skills Development||4||Weekly||4.00|
|Independent Learning||Offsite||Design Cultural Visit||32||Once Per Module||2.13|
Required & Recommended Book List
2002 The Measure of Man and Woman John Wiley & Sons
ISBN 9780471099550 ISBN-13 0471099554
CD-ROM contains: Demo of ErgoForms, a software collection of figures based on the research of Henry Dreyfuss Associates.
2007 Sketching Bis Pub
ISBN 9063691718 ISBN-13 9789063691714
A guide to design sketching for product designers also looks at the significance of sketching and drawing in design studios and analyzes the effectiveness of drawings in relation to their intended purpose.
2012-10-03 Prototyping and Modelmaking for Product Design Laurence King Publishing
ISBN 1856698769 ISBN-13 9781856698764
Building prototypes and models is an essential component of any design activity. Modern product development is a multi-disciplinary effort that relies on prototyping in order to explore new ideas and test them sufficiently before they become actual products. A comprehensive modern prototyping approach is crucial to making informed design decisions, and forms a strategic part of a successful designer's toolkit.
Dreyfus Associates Humanscale Ergonomic Statistical Charts MIT Press (1974)
Powell, Dick Presentation Techniques Little Brown & Co (1985)
Lefteri, Chris Making It Laurence King Publishers (2007)
Lefteri, Chris Plastics 2 RotoVision (2006)
Lefteri, Chris Metals RotoVision (2004)