DSGN08070 2019 Product Design 7 (Design Thinking)

General Details

Full Title
Product Design 7 (Design Thinking)
Transcript Title
Product Design 7 (Design Think
80 %
Subject Area
DSGN - Design
YADA - Yeats Academy Art Dsgn & Arch
08 - NFQ Level 8
15 - 15 Credits
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Angela Mehegan, Diarmuid Timmons, Louis McManus, Mr. Mark Rooney, Nevil Walsh, Adrian Durcan, Barry McGuinness
Programme Membership
SG_DCRDS_K08 201900 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Creative Design (Add-on) SG_DCRDS_H08 201900 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Creative Design

The broad aim of this module is to provide an environment for students to apply creative, critical and reflective faculties in relation to real life design solutions. The students work on professional design project from products, systems, services, and interactions in conjunction with external clients, bodies and agencies.

Learning Outcomes

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


Conduct design research to inform design decisions and innovation


Incorporate design thinking strategies on how research and insights informed design solutions


Applying design thinking to iterate, develop, test and refine the design solutions.


Reflect on the significance of multidisciplinary approaches to problems


Present coherent and reflective arguments to support design strategies and decisions


Communicate strategically the role and value of design in entrepreneurial and professional contexts

Module Assessment Strategies

The nuturing of student-centred learning and assessement is reflected in the assessment strategy of this Product Design module.  Predominately formative, the continuous assessment of design project work involves developmental feedback that addresses various evidence-based implications for design practice. The assessment targets analytical, technical, R&D, transferable, social and applied design skills in general.

The integration of written, oral and visual presentations as assessment deliverables and activities are fundamental to this strategy.

Where possible, there is an emphasis put on interactions with external bodies and clients in both the negotiation and creation of meaningful student-centered assessment.

Indicative Syllabus

The students undertake a professional design project (products, systems, services and interactions). The design content concentrates on:

Design Research, Concept Generation, Development, Design Innovation, Detailed Design, CAD, Prototyping, Communication & Design Presentation.

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Project Project1 Continuous Assessment Assessment 100 % Week 13 1,2,3,4,5,6

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Design Projectwork Design Studio Design Development 9 Weekly 9.00
Design Projectwork Design Workshop Prototyping 3 Weekly 3.00
Independent Learning Not Specified Design Development 6 Weekly 6.00
Independent Learning Offsite Design Cultural Visit 0 Once Per Module 0.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 12.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Jared Diamond  "The World until Yesterday"  2013

Michio Kaku  "The Physics of the Future"   2009

William Myers "Bio Design -Nature Science Creativity"

John Michael Greer  "Not The Future We Ordered" - 2013 (the psychology of peak oil and the myth of eternal progress)


Other Resources


Additional Information