The world is full of designed objects, from skyscrapers to products that fit into the palm of your hand. Designers have used their skills to translate ideas and needs into all the objects that you see around you.
By studying the Design Essentials programme offered at The Open University UK you will develop your own ability to identify opportunities for design, meet the needs of potential users and create and communicate new design solutions. The knowledge and skills that you will gain are relevant in many design domains as well as a wide range of industries.
At the end of this module you will be able to:
The knowledge and skills developed in this module are applicable in various roles within creative industries, product design, engineering and architecture.Vocational relevance
The module will help you gain knowledge and skills that are applicable across many design fields, including product design, engineering, architecture and other creative industries. It can help you creatively engage with any situation that requires the identification and exploration of problems, the research and development of ideas as well as the translation of ideas and concepts into designs. The module also develops a broad understanding and appreciation of design and design processes applicable in education, business and other domains related to arts and technology as well as to design.
The knowledge and skills learned in this module can be used in various roles in these different fields. They can be used to lead or facilitate research and creative thinking within teams, businesses and organisations and they may also be used as part of your development as a designer.
The module can also help you when you are considering studying design elsewhere by providing a good background on and experience of the essential skills and knowledge of designers.
You can apply until:
Always verify the dates on the programme website programme website .
The module consists of five blocks:
This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.
Check the programme website for information about funding options.
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