Module Title:   Advanced Prototyping

Module Credit:   20

Module Code:   EM-0286L

Academic Year:   2015/6

Teaching Period:   Semester 1

Module Occurrence:   A

Module Level:   FHEQ Level 5

Module Type:   Linked 10+10

Provider:   Film & Media

Related Department/Subject Area:   School of Media, Design and Technology

Principal Co-ordinator:   Dr Fin Caton-Rose

Additional Tutor(s):   Kate Johnson

Prerequisite(s):   EM-0159L     EM-0160L

Corequisite(s):   None

Aims:
This module aims to further develop students` ability to communicate and test design concepts using 2D and 3D manual techniques and modern manufacturing methods such as CNC machining, additive manufacture and 3D printing. Skills developed within this module will be employed within ENG2089N - Studio 2 and subsequently ENG3071B - Major Design Project.

Learning Teaching & Assessment Strategy:
Graphical communication skills, both digital and manual, will be employed to convey ideation and conceptualisation phases of the design process. Peer feedback and formative assessment will be used to translate these initial designs into functioning prototypes fabricated using both manual and digital techniques. Students will be encouraged to consider scientific principles underlying their concept designs so that the solution achieves set goals. Knowledge and practical skills will be assessed in the form of coursework submissions, including at least one group activity.

Lectures:   0.00          Directed Study:   126.00           
Seminars/Tutorials:   62.00          Other:   0.00           
Laboratory/Practical:   12.00          Formal Exams:   0.00          Total:   200.00

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

KU01. Recognise design process methodologies and how they are employed to generate and develop user centred and innovative product solutions
KU02. Analyse technological progress and environmental changes to understand how these impact upon contemporary and potential future design
* Select appropriate technologies and materials to produce advanced, functional and environmentally considered prototypes
KU03. Apply the principles of anthropometry and interaction to user-centred product design
KU04. Select and apply fundamental science and technological principles within the design process

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

DS01. Apply the principles of the design process and methods to generate and develop user centred and innovative product solutions
DS02. Utilise sketching and other graphical techniques to develop and communicate design
* Communicate final designs through 2D renders, models, functioning prototypes and oral presentations
DS03. Use test-rigs, models and prototypes to optimise and communicate your design
* Use appropriate manual and digital techniques to test design hypothesis
DS04. Use industry standard computer modelling software to develop and optimise design solutions

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

PT01. Demonstrate effective independent learning
PT02. Use problem solving strategies to develop innovative design solutions
PT03. Use group activities to meet shared objectives
* Construct design strategies, time and work plans to ultimately convey design solutions
PT05. Present ideas and solutions in a variety of different ways and to different audiences

  Coursework   100%
 
  4 design projects: manual and digital models, 2D renders, computer models, functional prototypes and oral presentations
  Coursework   100%
 
  Supplementary Assessment - A design solution: manual models, 2D renders, computer models, prototypes and a presentation

Outline Syllabus:
This module encourages students to further develop their design communication, development and optimisation skills through the applications of digital and manual model and prototype fabrication. Students will use techniques introduced during Stage 1 modules ENG*** - Digital Prototyping and Communication and ENG1055L - Design Communication to create innovate solutions to a series of design tasks. These tasks will be based on fundamental scientific, manufacturing process and or material property principles and further enhance students` understanding of these areas. Subjects included within the module may include, but are not limited to:
* Transmission of light
* Transmission of sound
* Static and dynamic loading
* Linear and non-linear mechanics of materials
* Advanced sand and clay modelling
* Fibreglass
* 3D printing
* Laser cutting and etching
* Etc.

Reading List
Hoskins (2013) 3D Printing for Artists, Designers and Makers. Bloomsbury
Hopkinson, Neil; Hague, Richard (2005) Rapid Manufacturing, An Industrial Revolution for the Digital Age. Wiley Blackwell
Raja, Vinesh; Fernandes, Kiran (2010) Reverse Engineering: An Industrial Perspective. Springer
Hallgrimson (2012) Prototyping and Model making for Product Design Portfolio Skills

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