Design and the Environment
Not available in 2013
Previously offered in 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007
Develops the students understanding of the interrelationship between the designer, their designs, and the natural and constructed environments within which they are situated. Building upon the students professional focus and previous experiences it uses a design project as the venue within which research into the surrounding issues is presented in order to both surface the complex and competing considerations, and to justify design decisions taken. Central to this course are the concepts of taking a "cradle to grave" perspective of design and the assessment of the impact of design solutions using Life Cycle Assessment techniques.
|Objectives||As a result of completing this course, students will have the ability to:
1. Respond to current environmental issues as they relate to design in a chosen context.
2. Articulate the problem-solving processes leading to a design solution, using written, graphical and verbal presentation skillls.
3. Operationalise the ideation process, from conception to delivery of a fully developed concept model/prototype.
Recycling, reusing and disassembling
Redundant packaging and waste
Design process mapped and justified in terms of:
Manufacturing process selection
|Modes of Delivery||Distance Learning : IT Based
Distance Learning : Paper Based
Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
|Contact Hours||Lecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 13 weeks
Studio: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 13 weeks
Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 13 weeks