Sustainable Design

Description

Develops the students understanding of the interrelationship between the designer, their designs, and the natural and constructed environments within which they are situated. Building upon the students professional focus and previous experiences it uses a design project as the venue within which research into the surrounding issues is presented in order to both surface the complex and competing considerations, and to justify design decisions taken. Central to this course are the concepts of taking a "cradle to grave" perspective of design and the assessment of the impact of design solutions using Life Cycle Assessment techniques.

Availability

Callaghan Campus

  • Semester 1 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

1. Respond to current sustainability issues as they relate to design in a chosen context.

2. Articulate the problem-solving processes leading to a design solution, using written, graphical and verbal presentation skills.

3. Operationalise the ideation process, from conception to delivery of a fully developed concept model/prototype.

Content

Social influences

Social responsibility

Personal choice

Marketing

Statutory control

Economic constraints

Ethics

Environmental influences

Life-cycle costing

Green technology

Recycling, reusing and disassembling

Redundant packaging and waste

Design integration

Design process mapped and justified in terms of:

Commercial acceptability

Environmental acceptability

Functional acceptability

Prototype production

Materials selection

Manufacturing process selection

Resource management

Replacing Course(s)

This course replaces the following course(s): IDEA2461. Students who have successfully completed IDEA2461 are not eligible to enrol in ARBE2505.

Assessment Items

Presentation: Design Brief/Project Presentation

Written Assignment: Design Advantage Proposal

Written Assignment: Project Concept Design Review

Contact Hours

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term