Design Projects 2: Visual Design Thinking


This course introduces students to the integration of a variety of 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.



  • Semester 2 - 2016

Learning Outcomes

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.


Topics 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)

This course replaces the following course(s): DESN1150. Students who have successfully completed DESN1150 are not eligible to enrol in DESN1021.


This course replaces DESN1150. If you have successfully completed DESN1150 you cannot enrol in this course.

Assessment Items

Journal: Journal

Presentation: Presentations - Individual

Written Assignment: Essays/Written Assignments

Contact Hours



Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 4 Weeks


Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 11 Weeks


Face to Face On Campus 6 hour(s) per Week for 1 Weeks