Contexts of Design and Technology
Available in 2012
|Callaghan Campus||Semester 2|
Previously offered in 2013, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005
Introduces students to the role of the designer in today's society and examines the role of the designer from professional and interrelated philosophical viewpoints. Environmental issues and aspects of professional practice are developed. Students are encouraged to develop ethical, historical, social, technical concepts and other aspects that inform their design world through an introduction to research methods.
On completion of this course students should be able to:
1. Demonstrate an understanding of basic research methods relevant to design theory.
2. Demonstrate knowledge of the history of design
modern design movements.
3. Understand the role of technology in design.
4. Demonstrate and apply an understanding of contemporary issues in design
1. The craft tradition
2. The industrial revolution
3. Modern design movement in theory and practice
4. Contemporary issues in design
5. Design ethics
6. Design aesthetics
7. Technological revolution
8. Information technology in design
9. Research methods
10. Historic issues in design and technology
11. Social and environmental issues in design and technology.
DESN1471 replaces DESN1460. Students who have passed DESN1460 cannot count DESN1471 for credit. Students who have failed DESN1460 should enrol in DESN1471.
Modes of Delivery
Self Directed Learning
Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term