CT6022: Advanced Concepts in Product Design

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CT6022: Advanced Concepts in Product Design

Module Title Advanced Concepts in Product Design
Module Code CT6022
Module Tutor Michelle Williams
School Business School
CAT Points 30
Level of Study 6
Brief Description

The module affords students the opportunity to explore the theoretical and practical issues facing the product design industry by investigating both technological, sustainability and ethical concerns.

Indicative Syllabus

The content of the module will allow students to explore design concepts that affect the aesthetic, usability, form, material choices, manufacturing methods and function of a product. This includes future scenarios that influence the human condition, ethics, sustainability, commercialization and intellectual property related issues. The module content will evolve in line with current developments within industry.

Learning Outcomes

A BSc student passing this module should be able to:

  1. Develop knowledge of advanced design concepts that affect the technology and functionality of products, including ergonomic manufacturing processes and material choices,
  2. Apply the knowledge gained to develop proposals to resolve current design issues established relating to the technology and functionality of products, including manufacturing processes and material choices,
  3. Analyse the market for similar solutions and evaluate the viability of undertaking this proposal,
  4. Create a design brief and solutions that fulfil the proposal defined,
  5. Evaluate functional and technological solutions created as well as its alignment with principles of sustainability, ergonomics and responsible design practice,
  6. Propose and defend innovative solutions through a professional presentation, while using 2D and 3D representations of the design.

A BA student passing this module should be able to:

  1. Develop knowledge of advanced design concepts that affect the form, aesthetic and usability of products,
  2. Apply the knowledge gained to develop proposals to resolve current design issues established relating to form, aesthetic and usability of products,
  3. Analyse the market for similar solutions and evaluate the viability of undertaking this proposal,
  4. Create a design brief and solutions that fulfil the proposal defined,
  5. Evaluate usability, form and aesthetic solutions created as well as its alignment with principles of sustainability and responsible design practice,
  6. Propose and defend innovative solutions through a professional presentation, while using 2D and 3D representations of the design.
Learning and Teaching Activities Scheduled Contact Hours: 60
Independent Learning Hours: 240
Assessment (For further details see the Module Guide) 001: 100% Coursework: Individual, standard written: 4000 words or equivalent
Special Assessment Requirements
Indicative Resources The current reading list can be found in the Module Guide, which your lecturer should make available via Moodle.

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