Design Strategies (9302.3)
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|School Of Design And The Built Environment||Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit|| Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 2 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesOn 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.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
1. UC graduates are professional - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
2. UC graduates are global citizens - make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
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Reading resources provided through the Canvas site.
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Required IT skills
IT skills commensurate with development and presentation of design projects and proposals that may include, Word, Excel, Powerpoint, CAD, Image manipulation software such as those include in the Adobe suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, etc) .
The unit may require the making of simple models or prototypes to demonstrate your designs. The cost of the models can vary greatly depending on the project and the specific design.
Work placement, internships or practicums
Additional information (project briefs) will be provided in separate handouts. Reading and complying with this information and instruction is a requirement for students enrolled in this unit.
Courtesy in Lectures and Tutorials
All mobile phones are to be turned off during lectures and tutorials. Laptop computers may only be used for purposes directly related to the lecture (i.e., no games, emailing, internet browsing, etc).
Lecture topics will raise subjects as prompts for your further consideration and investigation and for discussion in tutorials. Please arrive on time. If you know you must leave early, please sit at the back. The lectures will last approximately 45–50 minutes.
It is expected that you will be polite to lecturers and guests, and to your fellow students. Certainly you should ask questions but do so with courtesy. Some lecturers will answer questions throughout a lecture, but others may prefer to respond at the end of the session.
Save your personal conversations until after class. Do not talk, send text messages or play music on headphones during a lecture, as you will be disrupting other students' learning, and you may be asked to leave.
All your written submissions are personal and should demonstrate an authentic succession of your ideas. Plagiarism is therefore prohibited and will be checked for. Please refer to the Student Guide to Policies and Procedures:
Good studio practices –
The following additional Discipline specific regulations and procedures are designed to ensure equity for students in the submission, feedback and assessment of projects.
1. Submission requirements and protocols
It is UC policy that students submit ALL written work on Canvas in the appropriate assignment dropbox for this unit. You should ensure that your name, student number, and unit name is provided on the front cover and as a running head on each page.
It is the student's responsibility to ensure that the correct version of any given assignment is submitted by the due date and time as indicated in the unit's Canvas site and unit outline.
USB or emailed assignment submissions will not be accepted. Submissions that do not meet the specified content, format or other requirements may be penalised through a reduction in marks.
Where students are required to submit models, drawings, posters or other physical artefacts that cannot be submitted electronically, students must create an electronic record (digital image, scanned copy, PDF version, or video) of the artefact and submit this in the appropriate assignment dropbox as evidence of their completed and on time submission.
Students will not be required to submit preparatory field notes, visual journals or design studio portfolios, unless specifically required as part of the unit assessment tasks. Students may be asked to provide evidence of these in class at the request of the unit tutor or unit convenor.
2. Feedback and return of material
Apart from the grades/marks/comments given for the progressive assignments, feedback will be provided in the form of verbal comments and critique during studio classes and at juries.
In design education and practice the fundamental vehicle for receiving feedback is the verbal response or critique. Designers are expected to listen carefully and dispassionately to what is said and respond accordingly. It is therefore important that you develop the facility for recording what is said – this may include enlisting a fellow student to take notes on your behalf during your presentation.
Unless otherwise advised, assignments, together with marks and feedback, will be available for collection from the lecturer during class. All grades will be posted on the dedicated studio unit on Moodle.
Work will not be available for collection before the nominated return date. Students must retain a digital copy of their assessable work; this includes the electronic copy of physical artefacts (see point (i) above). Students should expect that tutors will write on or otherwise alter their work as a part of the assessment and feedback process.