Experience Prototyping (H7111)
15 credits, Level 4
Prototyping is a key activity in the design process, which informs both the process and design decisions. This is a hands-on module on how to make prototypes, starting with the basics of card/foam/paper and moving through different levels to 3D printing.
It enables you to gain a first-hand appreciation of active engagement with developing prototypes. This illustrates the value of prototypes in three critical design activities: understanding materials, exploring design ideas and in communicating design concepts. This module will also ensure correct methods are utilised and understood as far as health and safety is concerned.
Teaching and assessment
We’re currently reviewing teaching and assessment of our modules in light of the COVID-19 situation. We’ll publish the latest information as soon as possible.
Contact hours and workload
This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 33 hours of contact time and about 117 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.
This module is running in the academic year 2021/22. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. However, there may be changes to this module in response to COVID-19, or due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.
It may not be possible to take some module combinations due to timetabling constraints. The structure of some courses means that the modules you choose first may determine whether later modules are core or optional.
This module is offered on the following courses: