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Programming for Design (11055.1)

Level: Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 2
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline: School of Design and the Built Environment

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  • Semester 2, 2019, FLEXIBLE, BRUCE (184204) - View

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Syllabus

In the past Programming for Design was the domain of software engineers, but in the world of digital design, the ability to understand and exploit code as a way to produce and enhance design and media experiences is an essential skill. This unit will introduce students to core programming concepts, tools and techniques that are applicable across a wide range of programming languages. Through practice-based assessment, students will be provided with an introduction to creative coding languages which will allow them to gain a strong understanding of how code can be used to produce engaging forms of interactive media for a wide range of contexts. Students will build interactive, visual design applications through programming assignments.

Learning Outcomes

After successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Identify and critique various programming languages and how they can be utilised within the field of design;

2. Analyse and apply computer programming techniques through the use of features including loops, variables, functions and objects; and

3. Create engaging interactive media for different various contexts.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

Three hours of flexible interactive workshops consisting of lectures, practical exercises, reports and seminars per week.

Prerequisites

None.

Corequisites

None.

Assumed Knowledge

None.

Incompatible Units

None.

Equivalent Units

None.



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