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IDE2113

Faculty of Art and Design

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Art and Design
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Selby Coxon

Synopsis

This unit outlines the design process with particular reference to creative idea formulation, information searching, problem-solving, and incorporation of two and three dimensional design principles in form development. User-centered design models are considered in terms of cultural, physical, logical and semantic constraints, mapping relationships, standardisation, control and feedback factors. Methods of design communication and presentation are explored and applied.

Objectives

On successful completion of this unit, students will:

  1. understand and enjoy the challenge of designing consumer objects geared for mass production;
  2. have an appreciation of the practical and theoretical nature of industrial design, in particular the intimate relationship between rational processes and inspiration in design;
  3. have an appreciation of user-centred design criteria;
  4. be able to identify, analyse, and interpret the general characteristics of design tasks;
  5. understand simple models of the design process and their applications;
  6. plan for and efficiently undertake simple three-dimensional projects with regard to functional, technical, structural and aesthetic criteria;
  7. understand and be able to apply the rules of occupational health and safety appropriate to the unit of study.

Assessment

Projects: 100%

Chief examiner(s)

Mark Richardson

Contact hours

12 hours per week, including 4 hour studio contact and 8 independent study hours

Prerequisites

IDE1112

Co-requisites

OHS1000