Unit

School Of Humanities And Communication Arts

Social Design: Research and PracticeWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 102274.1

Discipline: GRAPHIC DESIGN STUDIES

Student Contribution Band: 1

Level: 3

Credit Points: 10

Co ordinator
Abby Mellick Lopes


Assumed Knowledge
Students should have completed one specialisation pairing.


Equivalent Units
101020 Design Research Training

Prerequisite
102270 Graphic Design: The Professional Context OR 102266 Researching the Visual

Teaching Periods

PeriodOffered  Campus  Contact
2020 Autumn  Yes  Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road - DAY  See Coordinator above   Timetable.  

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About this Unit
This unit introduces students to the idea that graphic designers can be agents of change. Set project briefs will focus on social and political issues exploring the potential inherent in graphic design practice to make a real difference to society. The unit will encourage students to go beyond the definition of a problem solver, encouraging them to act as a problem seeker, who can use their design thinking skills to develop ideas that respond proactively to society's problems rather than reacting to a client's set brief. The unit will introduce further design-led, social and participatory research methods, that continue to build on the design process, and further expand the methods that underpin aspects of research and practice during the remainder of the degree. Students will refine and develop their visual language skills, in combination with material and digital skills, facilitating their development as an independent learner.


Courses
1571.8Bachelor of Design (Visual Communication)CONTINUING
1571.9Bachelor of Design (Visual Communication)CURRENT
1737.2Bachelor of Design - Visual Communication (Dean's Scholars)CURRENT
1838.1Bachelor of Creative IndustriesCURRENT
1839.1Bachelor of Design/Bachelor of Creative IndustriesCURRENT
1840.1Bachelor of Communication/Bachelor of Creative IndustriesCURRENT
1841.1Bachelor of Music/Bachelor of Creative IndustriesCURRENT
1842.1Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Creative IndustriesCURRENT
6011.1Diploma in Design/Bachelor of Design (Visual Communication)CONTINUING
6011.2Diploma in Design/Bachelor of Design (Visual Communication)CURRENT


Specialisations

M1116.1Graphic DesignCURRENT
SM1118.1Graphic DesignCURRENT




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