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.
Availability2017 Course Timetables
- Semester 1 - 2017
This course replaces the following course(s): IDEA2461. Students who have successfully completed IDEA2461 are not eligible to enrol in ARBE2505.
On successful completion of the course students will be able to:
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.
Recycling, reusing and disassembling
Redundant packaging and waste
Design process mapped and justified in terms of:
Manufacturing process selection
This course replaces IDEA2461. If you have successfully completed IDEA2461 you cannot enrol in this course.
Presentation: Design Brief/Project Presentation
Written Assignment: Design Advantage Proposal
Written Assignment: Project Concept Design Review
Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term