DESIGN STUDIES 2

VPA1DS2

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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

The relationships between design and industry are explored in Design Studies 2.Sstudents investigate design practices in advertising, publishing, editorial and information design. Design projects are developed from industry-based briefs that introduce students to critical and experimental approaches to design thinking. By exploring different approaches to composition, spatial layout, scale, placement, structure, colour, texture, form and image, students build a foundation for critical design thinking and reflective evaluation to creative work in the field.  Working in design teams and critical feedback is applied to projects to develop collaborative design practices.
 

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorVincent Alessi

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions CORE subject for ABCAB (Graphic Design) and ABCAM (Graphic Design)

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsAdobe Photoshop CS3 (electronic resource),RecommendedFerguson, D. 2007VIRTUAL TRAINING

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Develop approaches to effectively take a concept or design through several variations in form and communication

Activities:
Demonstration. Students share ideas actively, negotiating and altering drawn concept roughs in peer groups.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills

02. Develop proficiency in the basic concepts and processes of branding and iconic image making, both technically and conceptually

Activities:
Workshop on altering an image for memorable effect and impact. Lecture
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

03. Analyse peer feedback in an appropriate manner that results in an consolidated project outcome

Activities:
Class discussion and on-line discussion forum
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills

04. Develop capacities for team work and collaborative environments that are common in the design industry.

Activities:
Lecture around different modes of industry collaboration and how these can be emulated
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

05. Examine specific industry processes, platforms and contexts to develop strategic approaches to design.

Activities:
Self study exercise, teamwork, student led investigation
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

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