Course Title: Industrial Design Drawing

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Industrial Design Drawing

Credit Points: 12


Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

GRAP1049

City Campus

Undergraduate

315H Architecture & Design

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2013

GRAP1049

City Campus

Undergraduate

320H Architecture & Design

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2014,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 1 2017

Course Coordinator: Dr. Malte Wagenfeld

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 5327

Course Coordinator Email: malte.wagenfeld@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 100.05.02

Course Coordinator Availability: Contact via email for appointment


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None


Course Description

Industrial Design Drawing introduces you to an array of specialised forms of drawing for concept development and for the communication of design ideas through the drawn form. An emphasis is placed on how to think through the act of drawing. Through manual and digital methods of drawing you will develop a capacity to interpret and develop form, relate forms drawn to the human figure, to space and to how the form might perform.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

- demonstrate a variety of industry relevant design drawing techniques for generating and communicating complex forms and assemblies
- undertake design drawing with an understanding of the theoretical principles that underpin drawing including; construction geometries, perspective, light and shadow, colour and composition
- confidently manage the iterative design drawing to generate communicative and accurate visualisations of design forms in context
- apply drawing as a mode of thinking through design problems and finding appropriate solutions
- approach own design drawing processes with critically and reflectively
 


You will be assessed on your development of the following program learning outcomes:

- Articulate complex design ideas to diverse audiences through an advanced and adaptable repertoire of communication strategies and technologies
- Initiate, plan, manage and execute research and design projects with independence and in an objective and ethical manner
- Reflect on own learning and the efficacy of design decisions made, adapting to needs and issues as they arise, and continuously seeking improvement
 


Overview of Learning Activities

You will be actively engaged in learning that involves a range of face to face and online activities such as lectures, tutorials, group and class discussion, group activities and individual research. Face-to-face tutorials will take place in design studio settings and in computer laboratories with specialist design software. Given the technical nature of the curriculum you will be required to undertake and manage your own skills development in a self-directed manner using various support resources.


Overview of Learning Resources

To effectively participate in coursework you are advised to procure (as a minimum) the following:

- Drawing Supplies including visual diaries, pens, pencils, markers and ancillary products and consumables.

- Documentation Equipment including a digital camera and an audio recording device such as an MP3 player or mobile phone.

Additionally it is advisable that you have a personal computer of an appropriate specification.

Design project briefs, lecture notes and other study materials will be available online through the MyRMIT portal. You will also be expected to seek further resources relevant to the focus of your own learning.

You will have access to and will utilize the School of Architecture and Design Workshop facilities and access to computer labs with specialist software and printing facilities.

RMIT Swanston Library has extensive resources for Industrial Design Students: www.lib.rmit.edu.au/guides/industrial-design.html
 

 

 

 

 

 
 


Overview of Assessment

Assessment will cover both theoretical and practical aspects of your learning. You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes. Assessment may portfolios of developmental drawings, visualisations, conduct, and presentations.

Summative feedback will be given on all assessment tasks and may be delivered in a variety of forms including critique panels, audio or video recordings and written reports. Additionally you will receive ongoing formative feedback as you progress through the course from your lecturer and from your peers in view of continuous improvement and greater degrees of reflectivity on your own learning.

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.

An assessment charter http://mams.rmit.edu.au/kh6a3ly2wi2h1.pdf summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures which are described and referenced in a single document: http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=ln1kd66y87rc