DSGN08061 2018 Community engagement: special project

General Details

Full Title
Community engagement: special project
Transcript Title
Community engagement: special
Code
DSGN08061
Attendance
N/A %
Subject Area
DSGN - Design
Department
YADA - Yeats Academy Art Dsgn & Arch
Level
08 - NFQ Level 8
Credit
05 - 05 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2018 - Full Academic Year 2018-19
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
Maeliosa O'Brien, Emmet O'Doherty, Peter Scanlon, Rowan Watson
Programme Membership
SG_DIAAD_K08 201800 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Interior Architecture and Design SG_DIAOL_K08 201800 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Interior Architecture and Design
Description

In this module, students engage in voluntary collaboration with a local charitable, community or environmental organisation to identify a need, before designing and, where feasible, producing a simple interior design, artefact or interior improvement.

The module develops students’ ethical awareness, resourcefulness, technical knowledge and legislative knowledge, along with their organisational, collaborative and design leadership skills.

Learning Outcomes

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

1.

Collaborate in identifying a local need and developing a design brief in response to a simple interior design problem, in cognizance of local social, cultural and ecological issues.

2.

Exercise resourcefulness and organizational skills in researching, developing and implementing a plan of action, in accordance with ethical, legal, technical and contextual issues, opportunities and limitations

3.

Collaborate and negotiate design ideas and production methods professionally, within a multidisciplinary group including users/stakeholders

4.

Provide creative and innovative design leadership during the research, design and/or production of a functional, aesthetic and suitable object or interior improvement.

5.

Research and apply knowledge of all applicable technical and legislative criteria to the design and production an object or interior improvement.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

The module is delivered using a combination of lectures, group and individual tutorials, from a ‘live’/streamed teaching space in which both on-site and distance participants can see both each other and the work under discussion. This flexible mode allows both staff and students to interact in small study groups, with the freedom for interaction either on- site or from a distance. Students keep a log book and minutes of meetings and capture the process and product with film and photography for presentation to the tutorial group.

Module Assessment Strategies

The module is assessed through the administrative records of the process ( for example minutes of meetings and project program), a log book and film and photographic or graphic  records of the  context  and  related student work. These are collated in student presentations and an accompanying report.Assignments divide and motivate the work as it progresses, 

Repeat Assessments

Re  submission of the assignments or an equivalent project submission.

Indicative Syllabus

In this module, students engage in voluntary collaboration with a local charitable, community or environmental organization to identify a need, before designing and producing a simple interior artefact or interior improvement. This process involves:

  • Identifying an organizational and social/ environmental need/problem
  • Research and analysis of need/problem (and related ethical, legal, technical and contextual issues, opportunities and limitations)
  • Collaborative Development of a simple brief (in response to all of the above)
  • Collaborative development of a plan of action (in response to all of the above)
  • Collaborative development of a design response
  • Design realization as collaborative production/product/interior improvement
  • Reflective presentation.

Students are to work in collaboration with members of the organization identified at all stages of the project, and where possible in collaboration/communication with arts or designers from other fields.

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 PRESENT DESIGN BRIEF & JUSTIFICATION Continuous Assessment Project 10 % Week 4 1
2 PRESENT BACK GROUND RESEARCH & PLAN OF ACTION Continuous Assessment Assessment 20 % Week 6 2,5
3 Final submission seminar graphic presentation with process report and digital logbook. Continuous Assessment Assessment 70 % Week 13 2,3,4,5

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Classroom Equipped for OLL. lecture 1 Fortnightly 0.50
Group Learning Classroom Equipped for OLL. Group tutorial 1.5 Fortnightly 0.75
Independent Learning Not Specified self directed study 5 Weekly 5.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 1.25 Hours

Online Learning Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Classroom Equipped for OLL. Lecture 1 Fortnightly 0.50
Group Learning Classroom Equipped for OLL. Group tutorial 1.5 Fortnightly 0.75
Independent Learning Not Specified self directed study 5 Weekly 5.00
Total Online Learning Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 1.25 Hours

Module Resources

Journal Resources

Books:

  • Gehl, J. (2010) Cities for people. (1st ed.). Island Press.
  • Hyde, R. (2012), Future practice: conversations from the edge of architecture, Routledge.
  • MacNicol, D. (2015) Project leadership: (3rd revised ed.). Gower Publishing.
  • Papanek, V (2003) The green imperative: ecology and ethics in design and architecture. Thames & Hudson.
  • Sinclair, C. and Stohr, K. eds. (2006) Design like you give a damn: architectural responses to humanitarian crisis. Thames & Hudson.
  • Whyte, W. H. (1980) The Social Life Of Small Urban Spaces, Project for Public Spaces Inc.
  • Ellard, C. (2015) Places of the heart: the psycho-geography of everyday. Bellevue Literary Press.
  • Coverly, M. (2010) Psychogeography. Pocket Essentials.  
URL Resources

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Other Resources

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