Design for the Future

Course code IDEA3450Units 10Level 3000Faculty of Engineering and Built EnvironmentSchool of Architecture and Built Environment

Extrapolates the design process, including the notion of a variable set of constraints, into the future. The effect of 'Futures' on the design process is further explored through a problem based learning project. Design projects will apply the design process both to future constraints and hypothesised future technologies.

Not available in 2014

Previously offered in 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
ObjectivesTakes the design process, including the notion of a variable set of constraints, and extrapolates this into the future.
ContentTopics may include:
1. Changing social trends and demands
2. Technological trends and breakthroughs
3. Technology as savior
4. Environmental trends
5. Trends in legislation - Regulation of Design
6. Invention
7. Technology and development lead times Vs social change
Replacing Course(s)NA
TransitionNA
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeIDEA1600, IDEA2460
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsProblem Based Learning
Student Projects
Studio
Workshop
Assessment Items
ProjectsA group project with a focus on "future" development
ProjectsAn Individual Design Project to defined Brief
Contact HoursWorkshop: for 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term