Module Title:International Design Movements
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:6
Module Delivered In 2 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: The learner is immersed in a range of collaborative, problem-solving activities, to investigate and evaluate where design can propose solutions for commercial and social benefit. The holistic, student-centered studio-based approach, facilitated by faculty, is intended to negotiate, facilitate and guide learner engagement and scaffold a deep-learning using the following strategies: • Lectures, • Studio based learning, • Peer-to-peer group/team learning, • Seminars, • E-Learning, • Presentation, • Facilitated peer-to-peer critique/review, • Self-directed independent learning,
Module Aim: The aim of the module is to introduce the learner to the importance and relevance of International Design Movements and their influence on modern design. This module will cover various historical & cultural events, design artifact and design practitioners in the period of 1900 to Date.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 To become aware of a range of internation design movements
LO2 To begin to explore the influence design movements have had on the current design environment
LO3 To critically assess the differences in styling cues between various design movements
LO4 To understand the relevance of design styles on modern design forms
LO5 Demonstrates theoretical understanding of design philosophies and how these relate to modern design
LO6 To review personal application through the programme and develop a development plan
Pre-requisite learning
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Review of Skills
Research techniques, essay preparation and note taking, presentation and layout, use of library facilities, referencing and bibliographies, summerise and evaluate selected design literature, communication skills
International Design Movements
Werkbund, Italian Futurism, Russian Constructivism, De Stijil, Bauhaus, Eileen Grey, International Style. American, Scandanavian, Italian, Organic Design, Pop Culture (Itally/Germany), Memphis (Studio Archimia), Sustainability, Cradle to Cradle, Irish Arts & Crafts, Scandanavian Report, Kilkenny Design Workshop and design in the 21st Century
Origins, Styles & Influence
An exploration of the influences of the design movement of contempary design. Where are the origins of the movement and how have they influenced
Computers/Plotters/Printers (Resource)
In this year each learner requires the use of a personal computer of suitable specification to run software used on the design programme. There should be access to printing and plotting facilities in order to complete final deliverables or Honours Degree Project.
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment100.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Presentation Students will present in a group, a self generated analysis of the international design movement timeline, identifying origins, liniage, crossover, influence & impact 2,3,4,5 20.00 Week 8
Essay Students to write an essay on the identification of current design trends, their origins and the impact on contemporary and future design. 1,2,3,4,5 50.00 Week 15
Portfolio Learners will deliver a presentation showing content and development over the year across the six key learning streams and the placement/Erasmus 6 20.00 Week 30
Oral Examination/Interview Learners will present for interview and review performance across the six key learning streams including a future development plan 6 10.00 Week 30
No Project
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination

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Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecturer Supervised Learning Every Week 3.00
Independent Learning Time Every Week 2.00
Total Hours 5.00

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_DHPDI_B Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Product Design Innovation 2 Mandatory
CW_DHIDE_D Bachelor of Arts in Industrial Design 2 Mandatory