Design Contexts 4: Why - The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of Design
|Course code DESN2004||Units 10||Level 2000||Faculty of Science and Information TechnologySchool of Design, Communication and IT|
This course explores the various roles, functions and applications of visual communication design in contemporary society. It seeks to explore social significance of visual communication design as a practice that can be frivolous and profound, or ubiquitous and ephemeral.
Not available in 2014
|Objectives||On completion of this course students will be able to:|
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)||DESN3000 Visual Communication: Forms and Functions|
|Transition||DESN2004 replaced DESN3000 'Visual Communication: Forms and Functions' in 2014. Students who have successfully completed DESN3000 will not be required to complete DESN2004. Credit cannot be obtained for both DESN2004 and DESN3000.|
|Assumed Knowledge||Must have successfully completed:|
DESN 1001 Design Contexts 1 &
DESN 1002 Design Contexts 2
|Modes of Delivery||Internal Mode|
Self Directed Learning
|Contact Hours||Lecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 8 weeks|
Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term