On completion of this assessment you should be able to, at an introductory level:
- Describe and communicate, sustainable environmental, economic, social and cultural issues.
- Locate, evaluate and synthesise information from a variety of sources using a selected range of academic and professional techniques.
- Write for specific academic and design industry applications taking into account audience, purpose and context.
In order to move on to determine the focus of your case study, you need to do some broad research into your exemplar and analyse it from a critical perspective. In particular, you need to quickly identify two types of information:
- The claims to/for sustainability that are made by the designers/developers/manufacturers of the exemplar.
- The effect and outcomes of the exemplar in the terms of sustainability (ecology, economy, culture). This means, how the project works and if there are any problems or issues arising (conflicts between intention and outcome).
- Explain how your project relates to it.
- Explain what, within the foci, is fulfilled by your examplar and what is not using your critical thinking.
- Identify potential areas for improvement (if relevant).
Your report needs to be framed clearly. Use an introduction, body and conclusion. Use paragraphs to clearly organise your ideas. Use relevant images to support your ideas. Examples on how to structure this assignment will be given.
If you wish to choose your own exemplar, you must email your tutors with: the name of your exemplar, a link to the website corresponding to your chosen exemplar and the reason why you find this project interesting. This will need to be sent to both of your tutors in one common email by Sunday 2rd of April, at the latest. Please note that your exemplar must be approved by your tutors or chosen from the list, the quicker you ask for approval and the quicker you will be able to get started.