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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Art and Design
OfferedCaulfield Second semester 2010 (Day)


This unit provides an overview of furniture design practice in Industrial Design. It outlines specific issues of the design process with particular reference to form, materials and structure. Methods of design communication and presentation are explored and applied.


On successful completion of this unit, students will:

  1. diversity of materials and processes for making furniture;
  2. increased sophistication in ergonomic analysis;
  3. constructional requirements and techniques;
  4. the development of furniture design concepts;
  5. undertake simple three-dimensional projects with regard to functional, technical, structural and aesthetic design criteria;
  6. understand and practice the rules of occupational health and safety in force in the industrial design studio


Projects: 100%

Chief examiner(s)

Jen Butler

Contact hours

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


DGN2003 or IDE2113 or IAR2113 and OHS1000