Design Projects 2: Visual Design Thinking

Course code DESN1021Units 10Level 1000Faculty of Science and Information TechnologySchool of Design, Communication and IT

This course introduces students to the integration of a variety visual media, processes and practices into visual communication projects. It explores brief definition and development, idea generation, design prototyping and project implementation and execution. It emphasises the importance of thinking, communicating and reflecting through visual forms.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesOn completion of this course students will be able to:
1. Conceive and design for a variety of visual communication formats;
2. Experiment with the interplay between content, image, type and graphic elements;
3. Generate content for relevant design formats;
4. Complete design projects to an acceptable production standard.
ContentTopics will include:
1. Brief definition and development;
2. Design prototyping, experimentation, and selection;
3. Project execution and management;
4. Design for appropriate formats.
Replacing Course(s)DESN1150 Visual Communication Design Principles 2
TransitionDESN1021 replaced DESN1150 'Visual Communication Design Principles 2' in 2014. Students who have successfully completed DESN1150 will not be required to complete DESN1021. Credit cannot be obtained for both DESN1021 and DESN1150.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNone.
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Self Directed Learning
Student Projects
Assessment Items
Presentations - Individual
ProjectsPortfolio of print and 3D / environmental graphic design assignments - Individual
ProjectsPortfolio of print and 3D / environmental graphic design assignments - Group
Contact HoursLecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 4 weeks
Workshop: for 6 hour(s) per Week for 6 weeks
Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 6 weeks
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for DESN1021