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Course Code: 
VCD 400
Course Type: 
Elective
P: 
2
Lab: 
2
Credits: 
3
ECTS: 
15
Course Language: 
English
Course Coordinator: 
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Course Objectives: 
This course aims to create design projects by using interdisciplinary methods. In project development process, students are required to develop an original design idea, improve their aesthetic sensibility by working with teams. Projects are planned to be done in the intersections of the areas such as storytelling, communication design, game design, visual arts and technology. Students improve their design skills by researching, analysing, creating ideas, visualizing, testing and self-evaluating. They are required to work in contemporary areas such as urbanism, technology, ecology, sustainability. They experience an interdisciplinary and hands-on learning environment where the design process is of equal importance to the final design outputs.
Course Content: 

In this course, students make teamwork in interdisciplinary projects. Process of the design project includes essential steps such as design research, concept development, project implementation and communication strategies. The course is framed by lectures on contemporary design topics. Students are expected to realize a solid, applicable and feasible project by the end of the semester. Experimental methods are encouraged in this course. Students “define, create ideas, structure, make prototypes, develop and analyze” in the course of project creation.

Course Methodology: 
1-Lecture, 2-Interactive Lecture, 5-Problem Solving, 12-Groupwork, 15-Assignment
Course Evaluation Methods: 
A-Exam, C-Assignment, E-Project / Design

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Course Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes Program Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1. Describes a design problem and proposes a solution. 1 1, 2, 5, 15 A,C,E
2. Knows research and processes of production. 2,3 1, 2, 5, 15 A,C,E
3. Relates project’s conceptual frame and design method. 9 1, 2, 5, 15 A,C,E
4. Configures project through intellectual processes. 10 1, 2, 5, 12,15 A,C,E
5. Produces original design ideas, applies. 1,3,8 9 1, 2, 5, 12,15 A,C,E

 

Course Flow

COURSE CONTENT
Week Topics Study Materials
1 Introduction  
2 Introduction of interdisciplinary design project examples and the selected theme. Design examples
3 Discussion on the content of the design theme.  
4 Field Research. Research&Practice
5 Action Plan: Defining target audience/user. Designing an idea and Planning of the design process. Research &Practice
6 Presentation of the first outputs of the project.  
7 Mid-term Exam: Presentation of the Project Results.  
8 Project Development Practice
9 Project Development Practice
10 Workshop Practice
11 Workshop Practice
12 Workshop Practice
13 Presentation of the final project. Presentation
14 Revision and Discussion on the Outputs. Presentation
15 Discussion on the Outputs.  
16 Final  

 

 

Recommended Sources

RECOMMENDED SOURCES
Textbook Creativity, Design Thinking and Interdisciplinarity (2017) , Editors: Darbellay, Frédéric, Moody, Zoe, Lubart, Todd (Eds.), Springer Singapore

Design Research Methods and Perspectives (2003., Edited by Brenda Laurel, MIT Press

 

 

Material Sharing

MATERIAL SHARING
Documents www.coadsys.yeditepe.edu.tr
Assignments Weekly

 

 

Assessment

ASSESSMENT
IN-TERM STUDIES NUMBER PERCENTAGE
Mid-terms 1 40
Final 1 60
Total   100
Contribution of Final Examination to Overall Grade   60
Contribution of In-Term Studies to Overall Grade   40
Total   100

 

 

Course’s Contribution to Program

COURSE’S CONTRIBUTION TO PROGRAM
No Program Learning Outcomes Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Uses technical and academic knowledge accumulated in visual communication design field for authentic projects.         X
2 Designs 2 and 3 dimensional creative products considering the aesthetic rules.          X
3 Employs efficiently the technical innovations required by the professional field.         X
4 Analyses problems related to the field starting from the concept and develops appropriate projects for the targeted audience.       X  
5 Behaves according to the national and international professional ethical principles.     X    
6 Builds awareness to universal and social problems by developed projects and offers solutions to them.   X      
7 Gains sectoral experience by compulsory internship, relates academic knowledge with field experience. X        
8 Grasps the importance of interdisciplinary working by lifelong learning mind-set and collaborates with different teams.         X
9 Develops concepts and puts forth innovative and authentic works to enrich the cultural and artistic accumulation related to the field.         X
10 Transforms the creative ideas into moving and interactive visual expressions, executes multi-dimensional designs.         X

 

 

ECTS

ECTS ALLOCATED BASED ON STUDENT WORKLOAD BY THE COURSE DESCRIPTION
Activities Quantity Duration
(Hour)
Total
Workload
(Hour)
Course Duration 14 4 56
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 14 22 308
Mid-terms 1 4 4
Final 1 4 4
Total Workload     372
Total Workload / 25 (s)     14,88
ECTS Credit of the Course     15