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Unit description

Learn to apply visualised design solutions as an experiential design process to create environments that communicate, orient, inform and educate. Influences on communication across varied contexts are explored, forms and theories are critiqued and the processes of design and the practice of problem solving is applied through design thinking in relation to authentic tasks. Students learn to present and communicate new ideas with creativity, confidence and fluency. Students will apply their activity tasks specifically to their chosen discipline area.

Unit content

Module 1 Scholarly, industry and creative frames for guiding practice in design.  
 
Module 2 Design and communication over time.  
 
Module 3 Design theory as visual attributes of form.  
 
Module 4 Visualisation of designed solutions. 
 
Module 5 Working with a design brief.  
 
Module 6 Design thinking challenge. 

 

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1define design research, design thinking and industry frames.
2demonstrate skill in a range of drawn techniques used to communicate design concepts and solutions, including the use of graphic software.
3demonstrate abilities and self-awareness as an oral, written and visual communicator of designed solutions.
4design novel solutions to authentic contexts through design thinking processes specifically to their chosen discipline area.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. define design research, design thinking and industry frames.
  2. demonstrate skill in a range of drawn techniques used to communicate design concepts and solutions, including the use of graphic software.
  3. demonstrate abilities and self-awareness as an oral, written and visual communicator of designed solutions.
  4. design novel solutions to authentic contexts through design thinking processes specifically to their chosen discipline area.

Prescribed texts

  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Tutorial 2 hour (Weekly)
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Assessment
Quiz20%
Practical Drawing Task20%
Portfolio60%
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every teaching period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the teaching period.

Fee information

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