School Of Engineering, Design And Built Environment

Design Semantics: Exploring Product FormWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 301289.2


Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 2

Credit Points: 10

Assumed Knowledge
Students will be required to have basic workshop skills and/or model-making skills. A basic understanding of graphics software, for example Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, is assumed.

Equivalent Units
300305 - Design Studio 1: Themes and Variations; 301078 - Design Studio 3: Design, Process and Function

About this Unit
Products can engage our senses to evoke an emotional response or mediate an experience. This is a powerful psychological tool for industrial designers to understand in terms of the design interface as it provides a strategic opportunity for innovation. In this unit students will create meaningful and active product relationships, and use product semantics as an agency for proposing design solutions in areas such as health and well-being, ageing populations, and sustainable design.

Special Requirements - Essential Equipment
Students must complete all safety inductions for each piece of equipment or process prior to using the workshop space. WSU provides WH&S online modules that must also be completed via vUWS.

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