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Interior Context 2

  • Module code: IR5102
  • Year: 2018/9
  • Level: 5
  • Credits: 30
  • Pre-requisites: None
  • Co-requisites: None

Summary

The aim of this module is to extend a natural continuation of Interior Context 1. It further expands student outlook and awareness of theoretical positioning. The module offers greater flexibility of choice to students who may, in agreement with tutors, either continue to develop a position previously established in Interior Context 1 (refining and editing previous material and undertaking new research and study as necessary) or embark upon design investigations within a new range of set or self-initiated contexts. The module consolidates the role of practical design experimentation and making as a key element of the design process and helps build confidence for progression to level 6 and the Major Design Project. Students are encouraged to explore and utilise industry networks and contacts outside the Faculty to expand their knowledge and outlook, lending their work rigour and credibility. The module is undertaken with a conscious focus on detail design consideration (object, component, element) explored at a larger scale (1:1 is encouraged).

Aims

  • To reflect critically upon individual progress and position at the end of teaching block 1 with a view to developing and consolidating for teaching block 2.
  • To construct a substantial body of iterative, experimental, practical design investigation reflecting personal attitude and specific context.
  • To develop detail design investigation up to 1:1 as appropriate
  • To explore and develop external networks that constructively inform individual project ambition.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the module, students will be able to:

  • Reflect critically upon a previously developed body of practical work and research and evaluate personal position.
  • Justify a route for continued personal development and pursuit.
  • Develop a body of iterative practical detail design investigations within context.
  • Synthesise a coherent relationship between evolving practical and theoretical design interest.
  • Communicate personal position to a critical design audience.

Curriculum content

  • Studio-based design projects, live and competition briefs within specific set and / or self-initiated contextual parameters.
  • Research methods and evaluation techniques
  • Personal viewpoint development
  • Project visits/field trips, lectures, seminars and subject specific talks by a range of design practitioners and experts from associated fields
  • Positioning portfolio of project work in preparation for Level 6
  • Verbal, physical and digital presentations of work

Teaching and learning strategy

Teaching will be delivered through studio-based projects and seminar sessions that will include portfolio reviews, workshops, subject-specific talks and lectures by visiting industry practitioners. Group tutorials and critiques will take place alongside individual progress tutorials. Students are expected to undertake self-directed study and to develop work independently following formative feedback and to access specialist areas as appropriate. 

Breakdown of Teaching and Learning Hours

Definitive UNISTATS Category Indicative Description Hours
Scheduled learning and teaching Guided studio and workshop project work Progress reviews/crits 200
Guided independent study 100
Total (number of credits x 10) 300

Assessment strategy

Students engage with a practical design brief option set to further explore the process of interior design within specific but diverse viewpoint contexts, at the scale of detail design consideration.

Projects and development work, seminar presentations, project logs and self-evaluations are formatively assessed in crits and project reviews throughout the module. Project work is submitted and summatively assessed at the end of the module.

Mapping of Learning Outcomes to Assessment Strategy (Indicative)

Learning Outcome Assessment Strategy
1) Reflect critically upon a previously developed body of practical work and research and evaluate personal position. Students engage with a practical design brief option set to further explore the process of interior design within a specific viewpoint context, at the scale of detail design consideration. Formatively assessed through project reviews and crits throughout the module. Summatively assessed in project work submitted at the end of the module.
2) Justify a route for continued personal development and pursuit. Students engage with a practical design brief option set to further explore the process of interior design within a specific viewpoint context, at the scale of detail design consideration. Formatively assessed through project reviews and crits throughout the module. Summatively assessed in project work submitted at the end of the module.
3) Develop a body of iterative practical detail design investigations within context. Students engage with a practical design brief option set to further explore the process of interior design within a specific viewpoint context, at the scale of detail design consideration. Formatively assessed through project reviews and crits throughout the module. Summatively assessed in project work submitted at the end of the module.
4) Synthesise a coherent relationship between evolving practical and theoretical design interest. Students engage with a practical design brief option set to further explore the process of interior design within a specific viewpoint context, at the scale of detail design consideration. Formatively assessed through project reviews and crits throughout the module. Summatively assessed in project work submitted at the end of the module.
5) Communicate personal position to a critical design audience. Students engage with a practical design brief option set to further explore the process of interior design within a specific viewpoint context, at the scale of detail design consideration. Formatively assessed through project reviews and crits throughout the module. Summatively assessed in project work submitted at the end of the module.

Elements of Assessment

Description of Assessment Definitive UNISTATS Categories Percentage
Coursework Studio projects 100%
Total (to equal 100%) 100%

Achieving a pass

It IS a requirement that the major category of assessment is passed in order to achieve an overall pass for the module.

Bibliography core texts

Reading recommended according to individual tutor direction and / or individual student.

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