DSGN06063 2013 Creative Design 3 (User Centered Design)
To apply the design process through resolving design issues for external clients, Industrial, Professional and Users. In addition, the module aims to provide students with an awareness of legislative restrictions and their potential restraint on designed products.
On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;
Evaluate the performance of competing products
Devise methodology for a user performance assessment
Defend the visual context of a proposed design
Identify the required material properties for elements of the proposed design solution
Combine visual media for the presentation of design proposals
Summarise the need and purpose of standards, e.g. BSI, ISO, etc. and use same at a development stage.
Calculate manufacturing costs
Module Assessment Strategies
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.
Live projects of varying length are undertaken during this semester. For instance, This could mean a larger number of shorter projects or a couple of longer projects or other variations. In the absence of available externaly sourced projects students are given staff devised projects that deliver the required outcomes.
The emphasis of this series of projects is on the correct designer assessment of user needs.
In order to establish customer needs the designer is required to enter the user environment to observe the products application in action. The established criteria must be prioritised as part of the design brief.
Presence, need and purpose of standards.
Common standards and their affects on design.
The application of standards and the required tests to given and designed products.
Specification and revision, and their application to a designed product.
Coursework & Assessment Breakdown
|Title||Type||Form||Percent||Week||Learning Outcomes Assessed|
|1||Project Presentation External Clients||Continuous Assessment||UNKNOWN||30 %||Week 4||1,2,3,4,5,6|
|2||Project Presentation External Clients||Continuous Assessment||UNKNOWN||30 %||Week 10||1,2,3,4,5,6|
|3||Project Presentation External Clients||Continuous Assessment||UNKNOWN||40 %||Week 13||1,2,3,4,5,6,7|
Full Time Mode Workload
|Workshop||Design Workshop||Model/Prototype Making||4||Weekly||4.00|
|Design Projectwork||Design Studio||Client Project||4||Weekly||4.00|
|Directed Learning||Design Studio||Client Project||5||Weekly||5.00|
Dreyfus Associates Humanscale MIT Press (1974)
Powell, Dick Presentation Techniques Little Brown & Co (1985)
Moggeridge, Bill Designing Interactions MIT Press (2007)
Ashby, Michael Materials and Design: Second Edition Butterworth-Heinneman (2009)
Lesko, Jim Industrial Design: Materials and Manufacturing Wiley (1998)
Brall, James Design for Manufacturability McGraw Hill (1998)