DSGN07044 2013 Creative Design 5 (Self Directed Project)
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.
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%.
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
|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
|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|
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