Design Projects 5A: Design Directions 1

Course code DESN3051Units 10Level 3000Faculty of Science and Information TechnologySchool of Design, Communication and IT

This course enables students to choose from a variety of experimental or professionally oriented project offerings, or initiate their own project/s, to develop a more focused or diverse design expertise. Project offerings may encompass but are not limited to: environmental graphics; moving image design; interactive design; immersive design; games design; web design; experience design; brand development; museum and exhibition design; design competitions; pro-bono community group design; and work integrated learning design placements. This course will examine relevant and current issues of professional practice for emerging designers.

Not available in 2015

ObjectivesOn completion of this course students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate through their completed design projects a clear sense of their future professional design direction;
2. Demonstrate and apply a well developed creative understanding of the interplay between content and image, type and graphic elements in their chosen design media or medias;
3. Generate content for professional and / or experimental design applications of their choosing;
4. Conceive, design and execute their chosen design project/s in an ethical and professional manner;
5. Complete design projects to production ready standards through project driven self-tuition of relevant production skills.
6. Consider difference in digital platform and how this effects design.
ContentTopics will include:
1. Client / stakeholder / user engagement;
2. Costing and scheduling;
3. Agency, freelance and self directed work environments;
4. Career opportunities for professional and experimental design.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeMust have successfully completed all of the following
DESN2031 Design Projects 3 &
DESN2041 Design Projects 4 &
DESN1111 Design Imaging 1 &
DESN1112 Design Imaging 2 &
DESN1101 Typography 1 &
DESN1102 Typography 2
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Self Directed Learning
Student Projects
Assessment Items
Presentations - Individual
ProjectsPortfolio of self selected design assignments – Individual
Contact HoursLecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 4 weeks
Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 4 weeks
Self Directed Learning: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 5 weeks
Workshop: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 6 weeks
Compulsory Components
Compulsory Program ComponentMust have successfully completed all of the following:
DESN2031 or DESN2170 and DESN2260; DESN2041 or DESN2180 and DESN2320; DESN1111 or DESN1311; DESN1112 or DESN1200; DESN1101 or DESN2100; and DESN1102 or DESN1300.