Module Catalogues

Studio Design Practice

Module Title Studio Design Practice
Module Level Level 2
Module Credits 10.00
Academic Year 2021/22
Semester SEM1

Aims and Fit of Module

The aim of this module is to give students a better insight in creative practice for design. Students will be introduced to many design and workshop processes and will explore these through several exercises. Widening their skills in these area’s will give students a better way of dealing with design problems that have a more ambiguous nature, and help them to develop a more individual approach towards design. As such it also helps to prepare students for their Final Year Project.

Learning outcomes

A. to aquire drawing and making skills to explore creative ideas for future industrial design products, furniture and spaces
B. to develop a range of critical, technology and professional skills that are needed for ambitious and challenging industrial design practice
C. to reflect how design practice can improve human experience, exploring different user narratives and interactions as a part of the creative process
D. to be able to consider both local and global communities, where industrial design practice can influence change in different socio-cultural contexts.
E. to develop transferable business skills for a commercial context to understand market performance and economies of scale and distribution.
F. to build a visual language of materials, structure, form with technical knowledge for industrial design practice.
G. to work collaboratively within project teams to form an interdisciplinary outlook

Method of teaching and learning

The module is delivered in a seminar/tutorial style with design studio characteristics. It involves individual and teamwork (if student numbers permit).