- Code DESA2207
- 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 Design
- Academic career UGRD
- Mode of delivery In Person
Complex Linear Structures correlates to the capacity of fabricating simple curved components to investigate complex structures involving intersecting lines and curves, especially how these structures can support the human body. Topics covered include intake/observation, identifying the design problem, modes of seating, targeting specific function, ergonomics, scale drawings and prototypes, approaches to compound and complex forms, and the use of jigs for repeated accuracy. Students will work both during and outside of class to design and make experimental and resolved prototypes. The course is taught by a combination of readings, lectures, discussions, demonstrations, and supervised practice that exposes students to a combination of technology, theory, history, and design and making processes. Workplace health and safety instruction is an integral part of this course.
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:
- Show an increased level of skill with use of Furniture materials, equipment and tools relevant to design ;
- Plan and manage Furniture design projects, independently or collaboratively;
- Exploit the characteristics of materials and processes in an individual way;
- Demonstrate critical awareness of Furniture design issues including theoretical and historical contexts regarding functional objects and domestic spaces through journals, discussions, and presentations.
Other InformationStudents may enrol in this course more than once. This course may be taken up to two times for a maximum of 12 units credit. This course can only be counted once towards a major or minor.
Indicative AssessmentPortfolio of studio work and visual journal (80%) Learning Outcomes 1-4
Documentation (20%) Learning Outcomes 2-4
Assessment includes periodic critique and review sessions that provide ongoing feedback on work in progress.
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Workload130 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.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Preliminary ReadingPapanek, Victor. Design for the Real World: Human Ecology and Social Change (London: Thames & Hudson, 1984).
Cranz, Galen The chair : rethinking culture, body, and design. W.W. Norton, New York, 2000.
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