- Class Number 7041
- Term Code 3160
- Class Info
- Unit Value 6 units
- Mode of Delivery In Person
- Dr Christina Clarke
- Class Dates
- Class Start Date 26/07/2021
- Class End Date 29/10/2021
- Census Date 14/09/2021
- Last Date to Enrol 02/08/2021
- Catherine Purnell
This course examines the evolution of design in a century of unprecedented technological development and social change, from the Modernist utopianism of the Bauhaus to the swiftly-shifting ground of contemporary design practice. We will study how design shapes society and vice-versa, with particular focus on architecture and space, objects and furniture, and communication and digital design. Historically, the course explores Modernism and its inheritances, as well as addressing the theories, innovations and challenges underpinning contemporary design such as sustainability and futuring, disciplined and undisciplined design, speculative design and participatory design.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- describe and analyse major developments in design from 1919 to the present;
- contextualise contemporary design practice;
- demonstrate an understanding of how design both shapes and is shaped by society; and
- research and access information on historical and contemporary design.
Students will need internet-ready devices to participate in some class activities as well as to access course resources outside of class.
Students will be required to use ANU Library resources in order to undertake the research necessary for this course. Limited research materials will also be provided on the course Wattle page.
Students will be given feedback in the following forms in this course:
- written comments
- verbal comments
- feedback to whole class, groups, individuals, focus group etc
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.
Students must use Chicago Style Notes and Bibliography for referencing papers and essays: https://www.anu.edu.au/students/academic-skills/academic-integrity/referencing/chicago-manual-of-style .
In the interest of student equity, students must be aware of the ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences policy regarding assessment item word limits. These will be strictly adhered to by staff during grading of assessment items. In sum,
1) Where an assignment exceeds the prescribed word length, no penalty will be applied for the initial 10% excess words. Thereafter a 10% penalty will apply.
2) Bibliographies, footnotes and endnotes will not be included in the word count.
3) Students will declare the word length, without appendices, bibliography and footnotes on the final page of their assessment item.
|Week/Session||Summary of Activities||Assessment|
|1||Introduction & Critical Design History|
|2||Interwar: The Machine Age|
|3||Design and War|
|4||International Modernism||Object Analysis due|
|5||Housing Mid-Century Australia|
|6||Furnishing Mid-Century Australia|
|7||Op, Plastic, Psychedelia|
|8||Counterculture and Postmodern Skepticism||Research Project due|
|9||Postmodernism and the Digital Dawn|
|10||Into the Contemporary|
|12||Futures / Course Review||Visual Test due|
Tutorial sign-up via Wattle.
|Assessment task||Value||Due Date||Return of assessment||Learning Outcomes|
|Object Analysis||25 %||16/08/2021||06/09/2021||1,2,3,4|
|Research Project||30 %||27/09/2021||18/10/2021||1,2,3,4|
|Take-Home Visual Test||30 %||25/10/2021||*||1,2,3|
* If the Due Date and Return of Assessment date are blank, see the Assessment Tab for specific Assessment Task details
ANU has educational policies, procedures and guidelines, which are designed to ensure that staff and students are aware of the University’s academic standards, and implement them. Students are expected to have read the Academic Misconduct Rule before the commencement of their course. Other key policies and guidelines include:
The ANU is using Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website. In rare cases where online submission using Turnitin software is not technically possible; or where not using Turnitin software has been justified by the Course Convener and approved by the Associate Dean (Education) on the basis of the teaching model being employed; students shall submit assessment online via ‘Wattle’ outside of Turnitin, or failing that in hard copy, or through a combination of submission methods as approved by the Associate Dean (Education). The submission method is detailed below.
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.
A student's participation in this course will be assessed according to their engagement with course content, contribution to class discussions and preparation for tutorials. See Assessment Task 1 for specific details.
Assessment Task 1
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4
Due Date: Continuous Assessment
Students will have the opportunity to participate in discussion during lectures live in class, live online or asynchronously online.
Each tutorial centres on one or more activities. Students are required to prepare for and participate in tutorials by:
1) Attending or watching the week's lecture before the tutorial,
2) Completing any required reading or tutorial preparation before attending the tutorial,
3) Actively participating in tutorial activities and discussions.
Assessment Task 2
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4
Word limit: 1,000 words less footnotes and bibliography
Due Date: 16 August 2021
Details for this exercise are provided on Wattle.
Assessment Task 3
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4
Word limit: 2,000 words less footnotes and bibliography
Due Date: 27 September 2021
Details for the Research Project are provided on Wattle.
Assessment Task 4
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3
Take-Home Visual Test
Word limit: 1,500 words less footnotes and bibliography
Due Date: 25 October 2021
Details for the Image Test are provided on Wattle.
Academic integrity is a core part of our culture as a community of scholars. At its heart, academic integrity is about behaving ethically. This means that all members of the community commit to honest and responsible scholarly practice and to upholding these values with respect and fairness. The Australian National University commits to embedding the values of academic integrity in our teaching and learning. We ensure that all members of our community understand how to engage in academic work in ways that are consistent with, and actively support academic integrity. The ANU expects staff and students to uphold high standards of academic integrity and act ethically and honestly, to ensure the quality and value of the qualification that you will graduate with. The University has policies and procedures in place to promote academic integrity and manage academic misconduct. Visit the following Academic honesty & plagiarism website for more information about academic integrity and what the ANU considers academic misconduct. The ANU offers a number of services to assist students with their assignments, examinations, and other learning activities. The Academic Skills and Learning Centre offers a number of workshops and seminars that you may find useful for your studies.
You will be required to electronically sign a declaration as part of the submission of your assignment. Please keep a copy of the assignment for your records. Unless an exemption has been approved by the Associate Dean (Education) submission must be through Turnitin.
All assessment for this course must be submitted online through the course Wattle site.
Late submission of assessment tasks without an extension are penalised at the rate of 5% of the possible marks available per working day or part thereof. Late submission of assessment tasks is not accepted after 10 working days after the due date, or on or after the date specified in the course outline for the return of the assessment item. Late submission is not accepted for take-home examinations.
Accepted academic practice for referencing sources that you use in presentations can be found via the links on the Wattle site, under the file named “ANU and College Policies, Program Information, Student Support Services and Assessment”. Alternatively, you can seek help through the Students Learning Development website.
Feedback and grades will be provided on Wattle according to the dates indicated for each assessment task. Feedback will not be provided for the take-home test.
Extensions and Penalties
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.
Resubmission of Assignments
Students may not resubmit assignments.
Distribution of grades policy
Academic Quality Assurance Committee monitors the performance of students, including attrition, further study and employment rates and grade distribution, and College reports on quality assurance processes for assessment activities, including alignment with national and international disciplinary and interdisciplinary standards, as well as qualification type learning outcomes.
Since first semester 1994, ANU uses a grading scale for all courses. This grading scale is used by all academic areas of the University.
Support for students
The University offers students support through several different services. You may contact the services listed below directly or seek advice from your Course Convener, Student Administrators, or your College and Course representatives (if applicable).
- ANU Health, safety & wellbeing for medical services, counselling, mental health and spiritual support
- ANU Diversity and inclusion for students with a disability or ongoing or chronic illness
- ANU Dean of Students for confidential, impartial advice and help to resolve problems between students and the academic or administrative areas of the University
- ANU Academic Skills and Learning Centre supports you make your own decisions about how you learn and manage your workload.
- ANU Counselling Centre promotes, supports and enhances mental health and wellbeing within the University student community.
- ANUSA supports and represents undergraduate and ANU College students
- PARSA supports and represents postgraduate and research students
Design history; decorative arts, crafts and material culture; digital humanities.
Dr Christina Clarke