Communication in Design
Learning OutcomesOn successful completion of the module, students should be able to:
- Explain the role of sketching in a design process
- Use sketching to explore, conceptualise and communicate design engineering ideas
- Produce simple 3D CAD models and engineering part drawings as per BS888
- Use 2D graphics software as a design and creative tool of visual communication
- Construct and deliver presentations with confidence that are appropriate for the subject, intention and audience
- Comprehend the scope of design engineering and identify possible career directions
- Identify and critically assess the ethical, environmental, social and economic elements of professional practice in design engineering
- Formulate written arguments that take multiple perspectives and apply professional standards
Description of ContentStudents will learn about creating compelling communication using a variety of techniques, including design drawing, engineering drawing, 3D computer aided design, 2D digital graphics, critical writing and oral presentation.
Students will learn a range of sketching methods and tools, including visualisation techniques to support idea generation, perspective drawing, compound shapes, shadows, and interaction between objects and human form.
Students will learn about the creation, interpretation and use of Engineering Drawing, including first and third angle orthographic projection, dimensioning, tolerancing, sectioning, and auxiliary views.
Students will explore ethical, environmental, social and economic elements of professional practice in design engineering through a series of presentations and debates and a self-directed research project that culminates in an oral presentation and written report.