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Course Code: 
VCD 436
Course Period: 
Spring
Course Type: 
Core
P: 
3
Lab: 
0
Credits: 
3
ECTS: 
6
Course Language: 
English
Course Coordinator: 
Courses given by: 
Course Objectives: 
Within this course, students combine design and conceptual approach. They are expected to develop a product from conceptualization process to project and prepera a portfolio and present.
Course Content: 

By combining conceptual and critical thinking, students use their technical skills to improve their perspective and imagination. In this course, students develop  a concept and product and  present their portfolios to show their professional skills in printed and online formats and present it.

Course Methodology: 
1-Lecture, 6-Case Study, 15-Assignment
Course Evaluation Methods: 
B-Oral Exam / Presentation, E-Project / Design

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Course Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes Program Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1. Designs aesthetic products by conceptualization. 1, 4 1, 6, 15 B, E
2. Combines critical and creative thinking. 1, 10 1, 6, 15 B, E
3. Analyzes and evaluates the design products. 4 1, 6,15 B, E
4. Designs a products and prepares a presentation. 1, 2, 10 1, 6, 15 B, E
5. Prepares a portfolio that presents his/her professional development. 4, 9, 10 1, 6, 15 B, E

 

Course Flow

COURSE CONTENT
Week Topics Study Materials
1 Introduction to course, Course Description  
2 Conceptual Thinking  
3 Layout Design, defining the concept of the professional portfolio  
4 The Purpose of Portfolio, Why Designing Portfolio is Important for Designers?  
5 Examination of examples  
6 Portfolio Types, Cover Page, Contents, Examination of CV examples  
7 Writing a story  
8 Documenting: Presentation of Current Selected Works  
9 Mid-term: Presentation of First Stages of Portfolio  
10 (CV, Contents, Cover Page, Layout) and theoretical part of the project  
11 Development of Existing Products: Reworking  
12 New Project Proposal  
13 Product Development/ Reworking  
14 Product Development/ Reworking  
15 Class Work  
16 Internal Critique  

 

 

Recommended Sources

RECOMMENDED SOURCES
Textbook The product development challenge / edited with an introduction by Kim B. Clark and Steven C. Wheelwright.

Bean, Roger, Radford, Russell W. (2000), Powerful Products: Strategic Management of Successful New Product Development, eBook Academic Collection (EBSCOhost) - Worldwide

Additional Resources Goldenberg, Jacob, Mazursky, David. (2002).

Creativity in Product Innovation, eBook Academic Collection (EBSCOhost) - Worldwide

 

 

Material Sharing

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

 

 

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 3 42
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 14 7 98
Mid-term 1 4 4
Final 1 4 4
Total Workload     148
Total Workload / 25 (s)     5,92
ECTS Credit of the Course     6