DSGN07044 2013 Creative Design 5 (Self Directed Project)

General Details

Full Title
Creative Design 5 (Self Directed Project)
Transcript Title
CDes 5
N/A %
Subject Area
DSGN - Design
COMP - Computing & Creative Practices
07 - NFQ Level 7
10 - 10 Credits
Start Term
2013 - Full Academic Year 2013-14
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Angela Mehegan, David Roberts, Louis McManus, Mr. Mark Rooney, Nevil Walsh, Ann Geaney, Adrian Durcan, Diarmuid Timmons
Programme Membership
SG_DCRDS_B07 201300 Bachelor of Arts in Creative Design SG_DCRDS_H08 201300 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Creative Design

Particpants choose and develop a concept. This includes project planning, design, the selection of processes, problem solving and decision making. Students are encouraged to link up with external "users" to carry out primary research, focus groups and user testing and evaluation.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;


Originate and manage a self selected design project


Resolve design development issues through research and expert involvement


Determine appropriate development methods to meet user expectations and cost/quantity targets


Demonstrate proficiency as a design professional


Utilise appropriate media to demonstrate the solution and its development in a convincing showcase presentation.

Module Assessment Strategies

Projects are assessed by the assignment of marks to various project deliverables.  Project deliverables typically include User Research,  Conceptual development of ideas,  Design Development,  Prototypeing, Presentation.  A percentage mark is assigned for each deliverable, adding up to a total of 100%.

Research 20%, Concepts 20%, Development 20%, Deliverables 20%, Professional Practice 20%.

Module Dependencies

DSGN06024 201000 Creative Design 4 (Designer and Client)

Indicative Syllabus

Students identify and present short proposals for three possible projects four months prior to the commencement of the semester.  These proposals are considered by staff and student for final selection. 

The student then agrees areas of research that need to be undertaken over the summer period. 

One or two short warm up projects are undertaken over the first two week of the semester contribuating to 5% to 10% of the Semester 5 Creative Design grade. The main projects accounts for the remaining 90/95%

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Design Presentation Self Directed Project Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 100 % Week 15 1,2,3,4,5

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Design Projectwork Design Studio Self Directed Project 11 Weekly 11.00
Workshop Design Workshop Model/Prototype Making 2 Weekly 2.00
Independent Learning UNKNOWN Self Directed Project 6 Weekly 6.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 13.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Brian Gray.  Industrial Design Rights.  Springer 2001

Donald G Reinertsen.  Managing The Design Factory.  Free Press 1997

McDonough, William  2002, Cradle to Cradle North Point Press,

Other Resources


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