RSCH08003 2016 Research-based product
This module is aimed at the development of a research-based product/prototype. Students work in groups to research and develop responses to contemporary issues in care settings. Examples of products may include: toy, game, resource pack, short film, workshop, event etc. The group will engage in activities, with the support of a mentor, to clearly identify the relevant stake-holders, engage in user-centred design, conduct relevant research and produce protoypes.
This module maps to the CORU Standards of Proficiency below:
Domain 1: Professional Autonomy and Accountability
Domain 2: Communication, Collaborative Practice and Team working
Domain 3: Safety & Quality
Domain 5: Professional Knowledge and Skills
On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;
Design and develop a research strategy (Domain 3.5).
Identify and develop a relevant product/prototype or outcome (Domain 2.6, 5.17).
Reflect on the process involved in the development of a research -based product or outcome (Domain 3.4).
Present, promote and defend product or outcome (Domain 3.4).
Initiate, identify and apply relevant user-centered research methodologies to inform creative decision making processes and problem-solving activities (Domains 1.8, 2.6, 5.17).
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Active and reflective learning by individuals and groups through research and creative practice with guidance from mentors and co-ordinator
Module Assessment Strategies
This module aims at the integration of creative, research and communication skills. The assessment is focused on the documentation of the research and design process and the product/prototype itself and how well it addresses the users ( 50%). This is also presented orally by the group (25%). Each individual student is required to develop a reflective commentary on their experience (25%).
This modules assessment allows for assessment of CORU Standards of Proficiency as follows:
Group project delivery of product prototype with supporting documentation (Domains 1.8, 1.18, 2.6, 3.4, 3.5, 5.17)
Individual written report reflection (Domain 1.8, 1.18, 2.6)
Group Presentation (Domain 1.8, 1.18, 2.6)
Identify the need and opportunity for product development
Conduct research relevant to product development
Create prototypes that can be tested with potential users/audience
Refine product on basis of user feedback
Create final prototype
Present product publicly to audience of peers, staff and external personnel from the relevant field
Coursework & Assessment Breakdown
|Title||Type||Form||Percent||Week||Learning Outcomes Assessed|
|1||Group Project Delivery of product prototype with supporting documentation||Continuous Assessment||Group Project||50 %||End of Term||1,2,3|
|2||Individual written Report Reflection on product development experience||Continuous Assessment||Written Report||25 %||End of Term||4|
|3||Group presentation of product/prototype||Continuous Assessment||Assessment||25 %||End of Term||5|
Full Time Mode Workload
|Design Projectwork||Flat Classroom||Mentoring of product development group||1||Weekly||1.00|
Required & Recommended Book List
2014 Designing with the Mind in Mind, Second Edition: Simple Guide to Understanding User Interface Design Guidelines 2nd Edition Morgan Kaufman
2016 ( 5th ed) Oblique Strategies self published
2013 Practical Social Pedagogy: Theories, Values and Tools for Working with Children and Young People Policy Press, University of Bristol
2007 (3rd ed) Market Research in Ireland: theory and Practice Gill :-:- MacMIllan