Module Title:Concept Design
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:8
Module Delivered In 1 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: Lectures, seminars demonstrations and research based discussion groups. Critical analysis of design concepts, product and production.
Module Aim: Introduce the student to the idea of concept design. Allow the student to understand the role of concept design in the development cycle, its importance. Allow the student to engage with the principles of concept design, and create engaging and effective concept.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Rapid prototyping methods: Understand the various methods of prototyping available, understand the processes required to go from 2d and 3d designs to machine gcode.
LO2 Gain experience and expertise in using various methods and understand the importance of using the correct method necessary to achieve a good physical model.
LO3 Expression and realisation of ideas. Understand and gain a skill set that allows the student to express conceptual ideas and develop engaging design work. Create a portfolio that demonstrates design understanding, from concept through development to completion
Pre-requisite learning
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Requirements
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Expression and Realisation of Ideas
How to take a concept from an initial rough thumbnail right through the process to finish product. Demonstrate skills in content writing, asset production and development
Propose, document, present
Enhance skills required to present a design concept, develop and pitch a design project and how to document the process effectively.
Rapid prototyping
Investigate various methods of rapid project development. Taking a concept from thumbnail to prototype quickly through a serious of steps. Develop a set of skills need to create a working prototype for client approval, presentation.
Assessment Breakdown%
Practical100.00%
No Continuous Assessment
No Project
Practical
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation The subject will be assessed through the completion of project briefs and the submission of a research journal/ notebook that details their process and outcome of the Concept Design. The delivery of the document will be in stages and assessment will be based on the learners ability to take on feedback and demonstrate progression between stages. Delivery in 4 incremental steps. 1,2,3 20.00 Week 5
Practical/Skills Evaluation The subject will be assessed through the completion of project briefs and the submission of a research journal/ notebook that details their process and outcome of the Concept Design. The delivery of the document will be in stages and assessment will be based on the learners ability to take on feedback and demonstrate progression between stages. Delivery in 4 incremental steps. 1,2,3 20.00 Week 7
Practical/Skills Evaluation The subject will be assessed through the completion of project briefs and the submission of a research journal/ notebook that details their process and outcome of the Concept Design. The delivery of the document will be in stages and assessment will be based on the learners ability to take on feedback and demonstrate progression between stages. Delivery in 4 incremental steps. 1,2,3 30.00 Week 10
Practical/Skills Evaluation The subject will be assessed through the completion of project briefs and the submission of a research journal/ notebook that details their process and outcome of the Concept Design. The delivery of the document will be in stages and assessment will be based on the learners ability to take on feedback and demonstrate progression between stages. Delivery in 4 incremental steps. 1,2,3 30.00 Week 11
No End of Module Formal Examination

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Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture 12 Weeks per Stage 1.00
Laboratory 12 Weeks per Stage 2.00
Tutorial 12 Weeks per Stage 1.00
Estimated Learner Hours 15 Weeks per Stage 5.13
Total Hours 125.00
 

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_KCIAD_B Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computing in Interactive Digital Art and Design 8 Mandatory