Applied Design will develop your understanding of the application of design by focusing on aesthetics and user-interface aspects of the product.
The module will develop this concept and give you a full understanding of the creative design process - research, sketching, comparative product research, customer orientation, model making, prototyping and testing.
The module will link directly to the content of the other Year 1 modules.
By the end of the module the student should be able to:
- Identify the key factors that need to be considered in the design process
- Understand the technical aspects of the clients' design brief by considering wider issues such as comparative product research, customer need, model making and testing
- Develop the design specification to match customer requirements
- Generate a minimum of three alternative design ideas and develop the appropriate idea into a final design solution
- Discuss the final design solution with the group and make any required modification
- Develop a manufacturing plan by identifying the steps, duration of the each step, quality aspects and budgetary constraints
- Consider the appropriate legislation and regulations and any other documentation required during manufacture
- Evaluate final outcome against the specification and suggest any modifications to improve the performance
- Communicate in a professional and scientific manner
- Demonstrate an ability to learn
- Exercise good time management
Five days, Monday to Friday