Design Process and the Built Environment

Category: Core Module: Design Management
This learning package provides an overview of design and its associated processes. Design is reviewed initially in broad terms and then introduced in theoretical and practical contexts both as an activity and in relation to process. Design can be seen as a single act of intuitive creativity, but is more usually a step along the way to making and using a range of human artefacts from small simple but useful objects to large and complex buildings. Invariably, the latter will demand the deployment of equally large design and construction teams to fulfil clients’ objectives.
  • Learning Material

    • Document 1: Introduction to Design ManagementSubmitted: Mon, 11 Jul 2011

      A 11 page Word document including references describing an overview of design and its associated processes.

    • Document 2: Introduction to the Design Process and the Built EnvironmentSubmitted: Mon, 11 Jul 2011

      A 10 page Word document providing an overview of the design process. The Egan report is highlighted, and innovation is discussed using a case study from engineering, followed by an exemplar of technology transfer to building design and construction.

    • Video: Guitar ProductSubmitted: Tue, 12 Jul 2011

      MPEG 4 audio file podcast relating to Self Study Assessment 1: Design Management.

      NOTE: If you use iTunes, or an mp3 player with a screen, you can also view images supporting the descriptive material.

  • Activity: Scenarios and Problems

    • Practical Activity 1: Design ProcessSubmitted: Mon, 11 Jul 2011

      A 1 page Word document which asks you to consider Lawson’s (1994) six headings defining the design process.

    • Practical Activity 2: Design ProcessSubmitted: Mon, 11 Jul 2011

      A 1 page Word document with a practical exercise asking you to review an appropriate case study from your workplace against the RIBA Design Management Plan of Work.

  • Evidence Based Case Study

  • Self Assessment and Solutions

    • Self Study Assessment 1: Design ManagementSubmitted: Tue, 12 Jul 2011

      A 2 page Word document for you to work through and reflect on including further reading relating to the Design Management.

      Supportive Video:
      You may wish to listen to the associated podcast “Guitar product”, in relation to this exercise. If you use iTunes, or an mp3 player with a screen, you can also view images supporting the descriptive material.

    • Self Study Assessment 1: Design ProcessSubmitted: Mon, 11 Jul 2011

      A 1 page Word document for you to work through and reflect on including further reading relating to the Design Process.

    • Self Study Assessment 2: Design ProcessSubmitted: Mon, 11 Jul 2011

      A 1 page Word document containing an exercise for you to work through and reflect on including further reading relating to the Design Process and Building Information Modelling.

  • External Resource


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