Design Imaging 1: Seeing Photo-based and handmade images

Course code DESN1111Units 10Level 1000Faculty of Science and Information TechnologySchool of Design, Communication and IT

This course introduces students to the idea of seeing as an active process of observation and the role this plays in visual communication design. It explores the relationship between observation and a variety of image based / mark making media in documenting observations and communicating meaning.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 1
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesOn completion of this course students will be able to:
1. Frame their observations through appropriate visual media – including but not limited to – still photography, drawing, moving image, mark making etc;
2. Demonstrate an understanding of the role of observation in design ideation, through the use of relevant visual / mark making media;
3. Experiment with a variety of forms of visual / mark making media;
4. Communicate effectively with a variety of visual / mark making media.
ContentTopics will include:
1. Observation as an active form of seeing;
2. The relationship between imaging and imagination;
3. The affect of hand generated and lense media imagery on observation;
4. Observation and the frame;
5. The role of hand generated and lense media imagery in visually communicating ideas.
Replacing Course(s)DESN1311 'Photgraphic imaging for Design'
TransitionDESN1111 replaced DESN1311 'Photgraphic imaging for Design' in 2014. Students who have successfully completed DESN1311 will not be required to complete DESN1111. Credit cannot be obtained for both DESN1311 and DESN1111.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNone
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Self Directed Learning
Student Projects
Assessment Items
Presentations - Individual
Contact HoursLecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 4 weeks
Studio: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 11 weeks
Workshop: for 6 hour(s) per Week for 1 weeks
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for DESN1111