Course Title: Future Design Contexts

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Future Design Contexts

Credit Points: 24


Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

GRAP2623

City Campus

Postgraduate

345H Media and Communication

Internet

Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 2 2017

Course Coordinator: Dr Marius Foley

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 1252

Course Coordinator Email: marius.foley@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Availability: Please check with course coordinator


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None


Course Description

Designing (for) the 21st Century

In this course you will explore the way design responds to and creates the contemporary world. You will learn how the turn to experience as a way to frame products of design has given birth to new and future design contexts including interaction design, user experience design, service design, design strategy, social and policy design.

The course extends your focus from professional and industrial framings of design practice toward understandings predicated on holistic experiences and ecosystems of people and design artefacts.
 


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES


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

  • Critically discuss how design operates in contemporary society.
  • Creatively frame design situations to reveal innovative approaches and solutions.
  • Apply a range of developed communication skills to present experience centred design projects.
  • Reflect upon current industry trends, technological developments and their effect upon your practice.


Overview of Learning Activities

You will be actively engaged in learning that involves a range of online activities such as studios, project work, lectures, tutorials, discussion, individual and group activities.


Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems.

A list of recommended learning resources will be provided by your lecturer, including books, journal articles and web resources. You will also be expected to seek further resources relevant to the focus of your own learning.

The University Library has extensive resources for Design students. The Library has produced a subject guide that includes quality online and print resources for your studies http://rmit.libguides.com/cat.php?cid=29911.

The Library provides guides on academic referencing: http://www.rmit.edu.au/library/referencing and subject specialist help via your Liaison Librarian.
 


Overview of Assessment

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 presentations, projects and may be done individually and in teams.

Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.

Assessment Tasks
1. Industry Research Report: 20%

This assessment will cover the following course learning outcome:

  • Creatively frame design situations to reveal innovative approaches and solutions
  • Reflect upon current industry trends, technological developments and their effect upon your practice.

2. Industry analysis: 50%

This assessment will cover the following course learning outcomes:

  • Critically discuss how design operates in contemporary society.
  • Creatively frame design situations to reveal innovative approaches and solutions.
  • Apply a range of developed communication skills to present experience centred design projects.

3. Reflective Report: 30%

This assessment will cover the following course learning outcomes:

  • Creatively frame design situations to reveal innovative approaches and solutions
  • Apply a range of developed communication skills to present experience centred design projects.