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.
64%: Practical (Laboratory)
100%: Coursework (Portfolio, Presentation)
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.
We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2023/24. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to COVID-19, 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.
This module is offered on the following courses: