This course utilises previously acquired skills in furniture design and construction and applies this to analysing and designing for a specific site or design problem. Topics covered include intake evaluations, development of return briefs, idea pitch/presentation skills, sub-contracting external fabricators, sourcing components, specifying alternative materials, and advanced technical skills in furniture construction as required. External clients involved in research or experimental environments provide the design brief whenever possible. Students will work both during and outside of class to develop ideas and presentations, design and make models and/or prototypes, and fabricate a resolved design project. The course is taught by a combination of site visits, presentations, readings, discussions, and guided design development allowing students to respond to the built environment. Occupational health and safety instruction is an integral part of this course. Examples of past design briefs include: Ecology; Mobility and Portability; Student Lounge Re-Design of Interior Space.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Plan and execute a Furniture design-based project;
- Demonstrate a high level of skill in the application of new Furniture technologies and practical processes;
- Effectively interpret, communicate and present ideas suited to the project through integration of concepts and processes;
- Demonstrate expanded awareness of historical and theoretical contexts for art and design practice;
- Consider their own work in relation to broader cultural contexts;
- Show familiarity with research methodologies
Indicative AssessmentPortfolio of studio work (80%) [LOs 1, 2, 4]
Journal/Documentation/Studio Theory presentation (20%) [LOs 1 and 3, 5]
Assessment includes periodic critique and review sessions that provide ongoing feedback on work in progress.
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Workload4 hours per week lectures, tutorials, critiques and supervised studio practice and 6 hours per week independent studio practice.
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Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.
|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|5094||17 Feb 2014||07 Mar 2014||31 Mar 2014||30 May 2014||In Person||N/A|