Design Contexts 4: Why - The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of Design

Description

This course explores the various roles, functions and applications of visual communication design in contemporary society. It seeks to explore the social significance of visual communication design as a practice that can be frivolous and profound, or ubiquitous and ephemeral.

Availability

Callaghan Campus

  • Semester 2 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

1. Demonstrate a critical understanding of various roles, functions or applications of visual communication design;

2. Demonstrate a critical awareness of the social significance of various roles, functions or applications of visual communication design;

3. Competently conduct academic research and demonstrate relevant information literacy;

4. Competently express their research findings using appropriate oral presentation techniques and written forms of communication.

Content

Topics will include:

  1. Visual communication design as educative or informative;
  2. Visual communication design as entertaining or playful;
  3. Visual communication as frivolous or wasteful.
     

Replacing Course(s)

This course replaces the following course(s): DESN3000. Students who have successfully completed DESN3000 are not eligible to enrol in DESN2004.

Requisites

Pre-requisite - successful completion of DESN1001 and DESN1002

Assumed Knowledge

Must have successfully completed: DESN 1001 Design Contexts 1 DESN 1002 Design Contexts 2

Assessment Items

Presentation: Presentations - Individual

Written Assignment: Essays / Written Assignments

Contact Hours

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 8 Weeks

Tutorial

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