units

TDN4001

Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Art, Design and Architecture
Organisational UnitDepartment of Design
OfferedSuzhou First semester (extended) 2015 (On-campus block of classes)
Caulfield First semester 2015 (On-campus block of classes)
Suzhou Second semester 2015 (On-campus block of classes)
Coordinator(s)Mr Ian Wong

Synopsis

The unit develops an understanding and appreciation of current design research practice and methods. Regular group and individual critiques of the design research applied to a project will be undertaken. Both the intentions of students and the results of their work are debated in group discussions and critical sessions. Students will be expected to demonstrate a capability to investigate design research as part of design practice. Admission to the double award Master of Industrial Design with South East University, China.

Outcomes

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

  1. Investigate a range of current design research methods for design practice;
  2. Evaluate and apply design research methods to a design project, demonstrating a synthesis of complex theories, concepts and propositions.
  3. Communicate specific design strategies and methodologies, reflecting on the outcomes of design research in design practice.

Assessment

Assignments totaling 100%

Workload requirements

Block mode: 36 hours and 108 hours independent study.
On Campus: 4 hours and 8 hours of independent study per week

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Chief examiner(s)

Prerequisites

Admission to the double award Master of Industrial Design with South East University, China.