Design in Society

Course code EPARTS191Units 10English Language & Foundation Studies Centre

Today's society surrounds us with examples of design. This course examines the effects design has on everyday life. Students are introduced to evaluation of design and design processes through projects and written research-based tasks. Awareness and knowledge of contemporary design and its pivotal role in today's society is developed through the lecture program and tutorial discussions. In this course the topics covered, along with the associated assessment tasks, contribute to the development of the value of social, cultural, physical and intellectual diversity.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
OurimbahSemester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesStudents will:
1. examine the role of the designer in society in facilitating and enriching the physical environment.
2. research the interdependent relationship between design and culture.
3. develop academic rigour, critical thinking and a range of literacy skills basic to design professions.
4. gain knowledge of writing and research methods including the World Wide Web as a research tool.
5. strengthen oral presentation techniques.
ContentTopics may include:
1. mass marketing
2. corporate identity
3. symbolism
4. design responsibilities
5. critical analysis, What is 'good design?'
6. aesthetics
7. fashion
8. technology
9. research methodologies
Replacing Course(s)Nil
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNil
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Student Projects
Assessment Items
Examination: Class
Presentations - IndividualOral presentations
ProjectsIndependent Design Project
Contact HoursLecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks
Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for EPARTS191