- Class Number 4645
- Term Code 2930
- Class Info
- Unit Value 6 units
- Mode of Delivery In Person
- Dr Rebekah Davis
- Dr Rebekah Davis
- Class Dates
- Class Start Date 25/02/2019
- Class End Date 31/05/2019
- Census Date 31/03/2019
- Last Date to Enrol 04/03/2019
This course provides a platform for authentic professional engagements with design industry and the general public. It involves a range of different engagement opportunities which may include an internship placement, industry mentoring, and/or public works. The course provides students with a grounding in professional design practice, exploring practical and ethical aspects of professional design. It requires students to apply and extend their design knowledge and skills through engagement projects requiring adaptability, collaboration, professional and ethical conduct.
The engagement topic is agreed between the student and the course convenor. Internship placements are by negotiation and subject to availability.
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:
- Engage with industry and the general public as an informed and ethical professional.
- Demonstrate design expertise and ingenuity through the development of solutions tailored to cultural and technical contexts.
- Develop practical and ethical design processes for collaborating with peers and the public.
- Conduct research into design methodologies and outcomes, adapt and apply findings to design process and production.
- Substantiate design process and product with in-depth research and rationale.
If a field trip is scheduled, students will be informed week 1 and will have sufficient time to plan transport options (locations will be accessible via public transport).
Additional Course Costs
Incidental material costs may be incurred when undertaking design projects. Students are encouraged to consider costs such as printing (presentation boards), prototyping (3D printing, app development, low-fi or high-fi mock-ups, and/or electronic components). Keeping in mind that projects can be completed and assessed using the equipment provided (software, workshops on campus etc). Overall costs per project will depend on a number of factors - the scale and scope of the project as well as the overall objective of each student.
Resources for each assessment task will be made available via the course Wattle site and in weekly classes.
Students will be provided with verbal feedback in the weekly classes. Written feedback will be provided after each formative check-in. Verbal and written feedback will be provided for all assessment items.
ANU is committed to the demonstration of educational excellence and regularly seeks feedback from students. Students are encouraged to offer feedback directly to their Course Convener or through their College and Course representatives (if applicable). The feedback given in these surveys is anonymous and provides the Colleges, University Education Committee and Academic Board with opportunities to recognise excellent teaching, and opportunities for improvement. The Surveys and Evaluation website provides more information on student surveys at ANU and reports on the feedback provided on ANU courses.
Internship is an optional component of DESN6010. If you want to complete an internship you must organise it in consultation with your lecturer.
Should have relevance to your design interests and aspirations.
Should involve a minimum of one week full time.
Can be conducted full time or part time.
Can be conducted in a teaching break (by negotiation).
Use the Reflective Practice process (Assessment Task 3) to report on your internship.
|Week/Session||Summary of Activities||Assessment|
|1||Introductions, course overview, and expectations Issue Assessment I & III|
|2||Guest lecture + studio activities||Reflective Practice prompt I|
|3||Guest lecture + studio activities||Formative check-in Reflective Practice prompt II|
|4||Guest lecture + studio activities Feedback from formative check-in||Reflective Practice prompt III|
|5||Consultations and assessment development|
|6||Presentations||Assessment I DUE 35% Individual assessment Presented in-class and submit hardcopy / online copy|
|7||Client engagement & group formation Feedback and Grades Assessment I Issue Assessment II|
|8||Guest lecture + studio activities||Reflective Practice prompt IV|
|9||Guest lecture + studio activities||Formative check-in Reflective Practice prompt V|
|10||Consultations and design development Feedback from formative check-in|
|11||Consultations and design development|
|12||Presentations||Assessment II DUE 45% Group assessment Present in-class and submit hardcopy / online copy|
|13||Friday 7 June 2019 - no class||Assessment III DUE 20% Individual assessment Submit online via Wattle|
|Assessment task||Value||Due Date||Return of assessment||Learning Outcomes|
|Design Proposal||35 %||05/04/2019||26/04/2019||3,4,5|
|Design Project||45 %||31/05/2019||14/06/2019||1,2,3,4,5|
|Reflective Practice||20 %||07/06/2019||14/06/2019||1,3|
* If the Due Date and Return of Assessment date are blank, see the Assessment Tab for specific Assessment Task details
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Moderation of Assessment
Marks that are allocated during Semester are to be considered provisional until formalised by the College examiners meeting at the end of each Semester. If appropriate, some moderation of marks might be applied prior to final results being released.
The course has been designed with the expectation that students will attend and participate in the weekly class activities and feedback sessions. Attendance will be recorded weekly.
Assessment Task 1
Learning Outcomes: 3,4,5
Due: Friday 5 April (in-class presentations)
During the first half of the semester, you will work independently and will be guided through a range of professional design methods and tools. Complimenting this, you will meet design industry professionals who will help you to better understand various design approaches and practices. Using the knowledge you have gained over the course of your degree (and during the semester), you will develop a design proposal (concept response) to a particular theme. Project themes and associated industry sectors will be issued during week 1 and will form the foundation of your design brief. The design proposal will culminate in the submission of a design presentation (week 6) that includes your design process (methods, tools applied and associated critique/justification of methods selected), concept development (ideation) and design prototype* (where relevant). This process will involve peer and staff critique.
*Note: the design process, ideation development and final design prototype may include but not be limited to: sketches, low-fi mockups, wireframes, CAD models, 3D prints and or other prototyping techniques.
Your final submission will be assessed on its demonstration of:
- Independent development of design concepts and processes
- Diverse engagement with design process, methods and outcomes
- Technically and aesthetically resolved design
- Effective visual, oral and written communication
Assessment Task 2
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5
Due: Friday 31 May (in-class presentations)
During the second half of the semester, you will engage in professional collaboration by working in groups. Complimenting this, you will meet design & industry professionals who will help you to better understand various design approaches, practices, future trends, and social challenges. Using the skills and knowledge you have gained over the course of your degree (and during the semester), your group will collaborate, working on the design project (design response) to a particular industry challenge. Design challenges and associated industry sectors will be issued during week 7 and will form the foundation of your design brief. The design project will culminate in the submission of a professional design presentation (week 12) that includes a high-quality pitch of the final design response. This process will involve peer, industry and staff critique (where relevant). Accompanying your pitch presentation, you will also submit a copy of your design process* (research methods, tools applied and associated critique/justification of methods selected), concept development (ideation) and high-fi design prototype*.
*Note: the design process, ideation development and final design prototype may include but not be limited to: sketches, low-fi mock-ups, wireframes, CAD models, 3D prints and or other prototyping techniques.
Your final submission will be assessed on its demonstration of:
- Successful response to the cultural and technical constraints of a particular context
- Effective and informed engagement with clients, audiences, industry and/or issues
- Technically and aesthetically resolved design
- Ability to substantiate design process and outcomes with rational
Assessment Task 3
Learning Outcomes: 1,3
Due: Friday 7 June by 5pm
Individual assessment / submit online (Wattle)
Reflective Practice (max 1,200 words)
Developing a Reflective Practice capability is central to professional development and good design practice. Throughout the semester you will be prompted to capture 'Reflective Practice' moments. For this assessment item, you will submit a maximum of 3 x Reflections using the template provided (issued week 1 - based on Schön's description of Reflective Practice). As part of this process, you may decide to maintain a practice journal - however, you must select (highlight) 3 key Reflections for assessment.
- Reflective evaluation of critical incidents and outcomes
- Clear and insightful reflection on learning and design processes
- Effective written and visual communication
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Extensions and late submission of assessment pieces are covered by the Student Assessment (Coursework) Policy and Procedure. The Course Convener may grant extensions for assessment pieces that are not examinations or take-home examinations. If you need an extension, you must request an extension in writing on or before the due date. If you have documented and appropriate medical evidence that demonstrates you were not able to request an extension on or before the due date, you may be able to request it after the due date.
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