DSGN07095 2019 Product Design 6 (Portfolio of Experience)
The Portfolio of experience provides an opportunity for students to undertake a teamwork entrepreneurship in-house project within creative design.
On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;
Recognise the importance of planned personal and career development and a commitment to the ongoing development of competencies to enhance personal employability/enterprise awareness
Reflect on the significance of multidisciplinary approaches to problems
Contextualise their own discipline area in terms of its interrelationship with other disciplinary fields
Demonstrate project and time management skills
Demonstrate a responsiveness to the requirements of external parties, including the development of excellent communication skills
Demonstrate qualities of flexibility, responsibility and independence
Module Assessment Strategies
Formative and summative assessment of option deliverables takes place during the course of the Semester and is broken down as follows;
Creative Design Entrepreneurship Project - Assessed 25% Workshops/Seminars 75% Main Project Deliverables
Work Placement - Assessed 60% Placement Journal/Report and Review 40% supervisor/tutor report
Erasmus - 100% By Host College
Other Program Module - 100% By Host Program
The primary benefit of these Options (Portfolio of Experience/Design) is to nurture the growth of maturity and confidence of the participants. The options, listed below, allow the student to put theory into practise, engage in the development and management of their Portfolio of Experience and to enhance their practice of entrepreneurship and interpersonal skills.
Students may elect as an individual or as a group to develop further, project-based research/work initiated during Semester 5.
Students may opt for a professional placement/internship with local, regional and/or national companies/agencies/partners.
Placements are subject to the approval of the program placement co-ordinator.
Program staff will identify a project theme and appropriate expert advisors for the entrepreneurship project.
Workshops and Seminars include - Entrepreneurship, Research Methods, Branding, Creative writing for copy, Social media and web marketing, Selling and customer care, Financing the venture.
Coursework & Assessment Breakdown
|Title||Type||Form||Percent||Week||Learning Outcomes Assessed|
|1||Project Research and Development||Continuous Assessment||UNKNOWN||75 %||Week 30||3,4,5,6|
|2||Performance Evaluation Workshops/Seminars||Continuous Assessment||UNKNOWN||25 %||Week 21||1,2|
Full Time Mode Workload
|Design Projectwork||Design Studio||Design Project||10||Weekly||10.00|
|Independent Learning||Offsite||Work Experience Visits||32||Once Per Module||2.13|
|Design Projectwork||Not Specified||Erasmus Study visits||1||Weekly||1.00|
|Design Projectwork||Design Studio||Semester 6 Co-Ordinator||2||Weekly||2.00|
|Independent Learning||Not Specified||Project Work||4||Weekly||4.00|
Required & Recommended Book List
2015 UX Strategy O'Reilly Media
ISBN 1449372864 ISBN-13 9781449372866
User experience (UX) strategy requires a careful blend of business strategy and UX design, but until now, there hasn't been an easy-to-apply framework for executing it. This hands-on guide introduces lightweight strategy tools and techniques to help you and your team craft innovative multi-device products that people want to use. Whether you're an entrepreneur, UX/UI designer, product manager, or part of an intrapreneurial team, this book teaches simple-to-advanced strategies that you can use in your work right away. Along with business cases, historical context, and real-world examples throughout, you'll also gain different perspectives on the subject through interviews with top strategists. Define and validate your target users through provisional personas and customer discovery techniques Conduct competitive research and analysis to explore a crowded marketplace or an opportunity to create unique value Focus your team on the primary utility and business model of your product by running structured experiments using prototypes Devise UX funnels that increase customer engagement by mapping desired user actions to meaningful metrics
2014-05-01 Breaking In(r)
ISBN 0983664315 ISBN-13 9780983664314
"Get specific advice from the exact people you want to work for; learn what creative directors are looking for in your portfolio; avoid the common traps that most portfolios fall into"--Page  of cover.