Course Title: Advanced Industrial Design Visualisation

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Advanced Industrial Design Visualisation

Credit Points: 12


Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

GRAP2576

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,
Sem 2 2017

Course Coordinator: Simon Curlis

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 5346

Course Coordinator Email: simon.curlis@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

GRAP 1049 Industrial Design Drawing

GRAP 1050 CAID to CAM


Course Description

Advanced Industrial Design Visualisation provides specific technical and methodological development in advanced levels of industrial design drawing, graphic composition, in situ and explanatory rendering, contextual and instructional illustration, diagramming and scenario visualization.
 

You will extend a growing repertoire of drawing techniques and translate those skills into emerging digital drawing environments.
 

An emphasis is placed on how to think through the act of drawing, and how drawing in industrial design accompanies both practical and form oriented thinking and theorising. You will explore new ways of conveying through drawing and diagramming complex information about a product and its patterns of use as well as how to visualise and articulate in graphical for complex services and systems.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

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

- command a variety of industry relevant design drawing and visualisation techniques for generating and communicating complex forms, assemblies, and information to a range of stakeholders
- reflexively deploy design drawing as a way of creatively and critically thinking through the complexity of design problems and concepts and developing solutions
- select and use a range theoretical principles that underpin the act of drawing to control the ways in which drawn forms may be perceived by stakeholders
- independently generate highly communicative and accurate visualisations of design forms and informatics in context and in action
 


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

- Apply analytical, critical, creative and strategic thinking to industrial design problems and research within complex and unfamiliar contexts and concerns
- 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 include 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