- Code DESA2018
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Art and Design
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject Design Art
- Areas of interest Visual Arts, Design Arts, Creative Arts
- Academic career UGRD
- Mode of delivery Online or In Person
This course explores enterprising approaches that designers can employ to connect their ideas with markets. This course engages with notions of the commodity and enterprise, through the fields of craft and design, to proactively engage with complex problems that will literally shape our future.
This course connects students to future scenarios that are under construction and builds knowledge and skills essential for them to capitalize on this opportunity as a form of intellectual property. Students will have the opportunity to access technologies, enabling their designs to be prototyped. Particular focus will be placed on calibrating designs with with systems of production within the university and with ‘industrial’ manufacturing firms. Market research, marketing, distribution, brand development and legal issues will also be covered.
A diverse range of leading industry professionals may provide guest lectures and/or host field trips. Case studies of leading Australian and international design innovators will provide important reference points and exemplars.
This course may be offered in semester mode or as an intensive.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Demonstrate awareness of the problematic local and global context in which limited production objects are produced.
- Demonstrate understanding of business and enterprise skills including operational plan, marketing plan and financial planning.
- Utilise materials, techniques and traditions to produce work that is conceptually and commercially resolved with consideration to market opportunities.
- Demonstrate refinement of design solutions through iteration and critical reflection.
- Calibrate ideas to the chosen method of production to maximize innovation and market viability of the solution.
- Engage with historical and theoretical contexts relevant to the design and production and consumption of our built world.
Indicative AssessmentPortfolio of studio work (50%) Learning Outcomes 1, 3, 4, 5
Presentation including submission of PowerPoint Slides/presentation notes, 5 minutes (30%) Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 6
Journal/Documentation (20%) Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 6
Assessment includes periodic critique and review sessions that provide ongoing feedback on work in progress.
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WorkloadSemester length delivery - 130 hours of total student learning time made up from: a) 48 hours of contact over 12 weeks: lectures, tutorials, critiques and supervised studio practice; and b) 82 hours of independent studio practice, reading and writing. Intensive delivery - 130 hours of total student learning time made up from: a) 35 hours of contact: 5 days of lectures and tutorials, delivered intensively over a 14 day period; and b) 95 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.
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