Upon successful completion, student will be able to present the design process as reflection-in-action in which the designer engages in a “reflective conversation with his materials”. Through such conversations the designer seeks to control certain variables in order to experiment and test out emerging ideas and by this learn what works and doesn’t work in that design situation. This module will provide you with the opportunity to have this sort of conversation with your specialist materials of design by reflecting on your practice as a global designer. You will use the design research and project work that you undertake in modules DN6000 and DN6001 as the vehicle for your reflection.
Utilizing the design content developed in DN6000 and DN6001 as a vehicle for exploration, you will begin to critically analyze your process as a designer, looking closely at the methods employed during the generation of creative ideas and outcomes. Critical self-reflection will form the basis of the learning throughout this module, stepping away from the content of your design work and presenting time and space to explore your process as a design practitioner. Theoretically underpinned by reflective practice, a series of tools will be presented to develop the approach adopted towards your design work, offering the opportunity to not only analyze how you work but to also explore more effective ways of working in the future.
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