Design Process

Course code DESN1470Units 10Level 1000Faculty of Science and Information TechnologySchool of Design, Communication and IT

The theory and practice of design process is introduced and explored through a series of problem-based learning projects. The course encourages original, imaginative and creative thinking together with a systematic approach to design problem exploration.

Not available in 2014

Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
ObjectivesAs a result of completing this course students will have a basic appreciation of:
1 the relationship between design and technology;
2 the design brief and its role in the design process;
3 design principles.
ContentDesign methodology, techniques and processes at an introductory level are presented. Original, imaginative and creative thinking together with a systematic approach to design problem exploration is encouraged.
A wide variety of design exercises and projects give students practice in the application of the design process. Interaction between design decisions, visual language and materials, and the ability to work within set parameters are explored.
Replacing Course(s)NA
TransitionNA
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNil.
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsProblem Based Learning
Lecture
Tutorial
Assessment Items
Projects
Contact HoursLecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term