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Subject details

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

  1. identify and articulate a user focused design problem in terms of its scope, requirements, end-users and deliverables
  2. apply design principles to a design solution
  3. evaluate, reflect upon and refine design solutions
  4. determine the design technologies and resources that will assist in the design process.
  • Topics

    • The Role of Design in Society
    • Design Thinking: Methodological Approaches
    • Meaningful Research and Analysis: Why We Do It
    • Design Workflows: Production Processes
    • Integrating Design Fundamentals
    • Interactions with Design and Technology: A user focused look at Design
    • Startups and Design: Art of the Pitch
    • Design Communication Fundamentals
    • Visual Design Principles: Information Hierarchy
    • Fashionable Design: Understanding Trends
    • Critical Analysis: Reflective Design Practices
    • Future Design: Leveraging Technology
  • Study resources

    • Instructional Methods

      • Audio/Video conferencing
      • Blog
      • Chat Rooms
      • Discussion forum/Discussion Board
      • Online assignment submission
      • Podcasting/Lecture capture
      • Standard Media
      • Streaming Multimedia
      • Web links
    • Print Materials

      • Study guide
      • Welcome letter
    • Online Materials

      • Printable format materials
      • Audio-Video streaming
      • Online Assessment
      • Resources and Links

No eligibility requirements

Special requirements

No special requirements

This subject introduces students to Digital Design production processes. By leveraging case studies and investigative approaches, students will be exposed to the essential phases of informed observation, analysis, conceptualisation, production, testing and concept iteration within the context of Digital Design.

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  • Design Investigation (15%)
  • Project Presentation (20%)
  • Final Project (35%)
  • Journal (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.

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