Module Catalogues

Design Thinking and Articulation

Module Title Design Thinking and Articulation
Module Level Level 1
Module Credits 5.00
Academic Year 2024/25
Semester SEM1

Aims and Fit of Module

 To provide experiences and to develop competencies of various modes of creative thinking and expression.
 To generate awareness of potentials and limitations of various modes of creative thinking and expression.
 To inspire the appreciation of places and of productive, open-ended speculation.

Learning outcomes

A Identify the needs and desires of users of architecture.
B Explore basic methods and techniques of representation within the design process.
C Express the broader context of architecture with related disciplines such as visual art.

Method of teaching and learning

The module starts with briefing and background lectures delivered by faculty members. It is structured as a design studio, in
which students will actively engage in a series of design thinking and articulation exercises in groups based on briefs and tutorial
advice provided by faculty members. Students are normally re-grouped for each exercise. Students regularly present results of
their group work to the larger module group. Students maintain individual "studio log" notebooks in which they record their
design thinking and articulation processes and results for ongoing tutorial and final assessment purposes.