Issues in Design

Course code DESN2030Units 10Level 2000Faculty of Science and Information TechnologySchool of Design, Communication and IT

Design is a process of thought and action. In this course the thinking underpinning the results of contemporary design are explored. Students are introduced to some of the varied perspectives and influences that underlie development in design theory. It will attract students from diverse backgrounds who are interested in understanding how design is understood in context. The work of current designers and contemporary culture are used as reference points.

Available in 2014

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
ObjectivesOn successful completion of this course students will be able to:

1. demonstrate an understanding of contemporary culture;
2. understand how design relates to the social context;
3. be familiar with the work of current designers.
ContentTopics include:
1. Perception in design;
2. Underlying developments in design;
3. Analysis of contemporary designers.
Replacing Course(s)NA
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNil.
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Examination: Class
Essays / Written Assignments
Presentations - Individual
Contact HoursLecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2014 Course Timetables for DESN2030