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Upon completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- Identify and define elements and principles of design.
- Evaluate the role of design aesthetics in professional practice.
- Apply design aesthetics to develop design artefacts.
- Reflect on personal use of aesthetics in design work.
- Introduction to Aesthetics
- Building blocks of design
- The principles of design
- Gestalt in theory and practice
- Theory of Colour
- Colour in practice
- Design aesthetics in practice
- Aesthetic Trends
- Form and function
- The Nature of Design
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In this subject, you will investigate elements and principles of visual language in art and design, to understand the importance of aesthetics in design and its application to real-world projects. You will also be introduced to the nature of ‘aesthetics,’ including cultural and historical ideals of representation, perception, and style.
Colour, pattern, form, shape, texture, space, line and balance are just a few of the many factors you will be exposed to, to understand design aesthetics. You will learn to observe and evaluate how these factors impact on the observed and built environments and be introduced to design aesthetics and its relationship to natural, cultural and social contexts.
- Design Artefact - Development and Process Description (30%)
- Design Brief: Elements and Principles of Design (30%)
- Visual Strategy - Communicating Concepts (40%)
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