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DGN2004

Faculty of Art and Design

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Art and Design
OfferedCaulfield Second semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)To be advised

Synopsis

This unit further develops design research, investigation, concept development, communication, presentation and practice capabilities achieved in DGN2003 Interdisciplinary design studio 3. It focuses on expanding the details of user, technical and construction requirements. In addition, the social context of design is extensively considered, including cultural and ethical expectations. Projects will be set in a variety of contexts. A critical view toward designing is fostered throughout.

Objectives

On successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. demonstrate a high level of practical design research, design process and design communication;
  2. demonstrate a practical understanding of user, technical and construction factors;
  3. demonstrate an awareness of social, cultural, environmental and gender issues;
  4. produce design solutions which resolve identified issues with aesthetic integrity;
  5. defend their designs on practical, symbolic, aesthetic and ethical grounds.;
  6. understand and apply the principles of occupational health and safety practices in the studio.

Assessment

Minor project: 20%
Two major projects: 2 x 40% each

Chief examiner(s)

Jen Butler

Contact hours

12 hours per week including 4 studio hours and 8 independent study hours

Prerequisites

DGN2003

Co-requisites

OHS1000

Prohibitions

DGN2104