The aims of this Year 1 module are to prepare students for the Industrial Design programme. Design activities cover a broad range of creative skills, technical and materials knowledge and user-centered design, as an integrated design process.
A. Visualize and communicate design ideas and concepts
B. Discuss how innovative technologies can be integrated
C. Understand the human factors and parameters of user experience
D. Construct models and prototypes to communicate design concepts
This module will be delivered as 4 core activities, where each week will include taught presentations with professional design examples, followed by activity briefings, group seminars, with drawing sessions and workshop-making practice. Tutors will provide verbal feedback throughout the sessions, to enable students to develop a confident portfolio of design work examples, which will ultimately contain all the learning outcomes for assessment at the end of the module.