Design Contexts 3: How - The Design Process in Theory and Practice

Course code DESN2003Units 10Level 2000Faculty of Science and Information TechnologySchool of Design, Communication and IT

This course examines various models of the design process in relation to design in general and visual communication design in particular. It seeks to explore how the design process has been modelled in theory and how these models function in practice.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 1
ObjectivesOn completion of this course students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate a critical understanding of a various theories and models of the design process;
2. Demonstrate a critical awareness of the relationship of these theories and models to visual communication design practice;
3. Competently conduct academic and design based research and demonstrate relevant information literacy;
4. Competently express their research findings using appropriate oral presentation techniques and designed and written forms of communication.
ContentTopics will include:
1. Theories and models of the design process;
2. The social and historical contexts of theories and models of the design process;
3. The relationship and relevance of theories and models of the design process to visual communication design practice.
Replacing Course(s)DESN2030 Issues in Design
TransitionDESN2003 replaced DESN2030 'Issues in Design' in 2014. Student who have successfully completed DESN2030 will not be required to complete DESN2003. Credit cannot be obtained for both DESN2003 and DESN2030.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeStudents must have successfully completed both DESN 1001 Design Contexts 1 & DESN 1002 Design Contexts 2
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Self Directed Learning
Student Projects
Assessment Items
Essays / Written Assignments
Presentations - Individual
Contact HoursLecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 8 weeks
Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Compulsory Program ComponentMust have successfully completed:
DESN 1001 or DESN1471; and DESN 1002 or DESN1470.
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for DESN2003