You will be assessed through the completion of hands-on, practical work that develops technical skills, presentation and pitching skills, and written work including essays and project reports.
You will study: the essentials of design, both 2D and 3D, including an introduction to design software packages; effective communication and presentation skills; contextual studies and theory; methods of design research; the process of design prototyping including materials and building techniques; an introduction to electronics, and physical interaction.
You will study: the aesthetics of design in both 2D and 3D; sustainability; basic materials and manufacturing techniques; researching and designing services and processes; digital advertising and promotions; entrepreneurship and enterprise, and preparation for writing your final dissertation in the third year.
You will study: major project work of your own direction, with an accompanying report; a collaborative project with students from other disciplines; an independent project based on an industry brief; an academic dissertation on a product design topic of your choosing, and a final industry ready portfolio of work.
Successful completion of this course can lead to postgraduate study in MSc Applied Technologies: Rapid Prototyping and Digital Technologies, MA/MSc Interactive Digital Media, MA/MSc Interactive Product Futures, and MDes Service Design Innovation.