School Of Built Environment

Major Project CommencementWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 300459.4


Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 4

Credit Points: 20

Assumed Knowledge
Knowledge related to the successful completion of year 3 Industrial Design or equivalent (e.g. Design & Technology) is assumed. Students undertaking this unit should be able to complete tasks using word processing programs and should have an understanding of basic research methods and the use of library databases. There is an expectation that students have skills in academic writing, report-writing, research, referencing and citations standards. Students should have a sound understanding of project management and record-keeping, including the use of process diaries and minutes to ensure they are able to manage their projects effectively.

301084 Design Studio 6: Ambience, Place and Behaviour AND 301090 Contextual Inquiry

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Successful completion of 200 credit points. Essential equipment: Drawing, rendering equipment, visual process diary, model-making resources.

About this Unit
From 2020, this unit will be replaced by 301297 - Industrial Design Major Project (Ideation).     This unit prepares students to be flexible and innovative, with the emphasis placed on design, and its place in and effect on society and people. Students are challenged to respond to a real world design brief focusing on a specific user group and context-of-use. Students undertake desk and practical research in order to find design opportunities for detailed development. Peer learning is an important part of the learning experience, as is a user-centred design research approach.

Special Requirements - Essential Equipment
Drawing, rendering equipment, visual process diary, model-making resources.

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