Subject details

  • Topics
    • Why we Draw
    • Modelmaking
    • Types of Drawings
    • Expressive Drawing
    • Graphic Layout Principles
    • Visual Skills: Photoshop
    • Visual Skills: Sketchup
    • Visual Skills: InDesign
    • Verbal Presentation Skills
    • Visual Identity
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Online assignment submission
      • Standard Media
      • Web links
    • Online Materials
      • Resources and Links
      • Printable format materials
      • Online Assessment
      • Audio-Video streaming

At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

  1. apply appropriate media and techniques for design communication in a creative manner
  2. produce design imagery and models to communicate a design proposal
  3. synthesise and present design ideas clearly and to a professional standard.
  • Assignment 1 - Testing Techniques Exercise (30%)
  • Assignment 2 - Folio (40%)
  • Assignment 3 - Presentation (30%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject

No eligibility requirements

Special requirements

No special requirements

This subject was previously known as Communicating Interior Solutions.

Students will develop skills and use of technologies to appropriately communicate design ideas to others. Free-hand drawing and digital skills are both emphasised, enabling students to evaluate appropriate techniques for given applications. Creativity is encouraged, as are testings of a diverse range of visual media and techniques. This unit provides a foundation for students to continue to develop their software knowledge and visual communication skills across the duration of the course.

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