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Design Strategies (9302.3)

Level: Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands:

Band 1 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020) Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021) Band 2 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)

Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline: School of Design and the Built Environment


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    • Semester 2, 2020, ON-CAMPUS, TQB-SB (195451) - View
    • Semester 2, 2019, ON-CAMPUS, TQB-SB (190914) - View
    • Semester 2, 2018, ON-CAMPUS, TQB-SB (178627) - View
    • Semester 2, 2018, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (178626) - View
    • Semester 2, 2017, ON-CAMPUS, TQB-SB (165484) - View
    • Semester 2, 2017, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (165073) - View
    • Semester 2, 2015, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (140468) - View

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    This unit explores emerging approaches to design which aim to deliver solutions which are not exclusively physical and 3-dimensional. A combination of theoretical and applied knowledge will expose the students to strategic projects which use design techniques (such as user & context research, co-design, envisioning, prototyping and testing) with potential applications in the design of services, systems, interactions and user experiences. This wider scope of projects will provide the students with tools which enable a broad variety of employment opportunities, not only in manufacture sector but open to other industries or services.

    Learning Outcomes

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

    1. demonstrate a clear understanding of current design strategies;

    2. apply design strategies to a range of situations which might not include a physical 3-dimensional product as an outcome (such as systems or services);

    3. document the strategic design process;

    4. effectively communicate design strategies in visual, oral and written form.

    Assessment Items

    Contact Hours

    3 hours per week.





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