Course Title: Future Design Clients

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Future Design Clients

Credit Points: 24

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


345H Media and Communication


Sem 1 2016,
Sem 2 2016

Course Coordinator: Dr Jeremy Yuille

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 9551

Course Coordinator Email:

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

Designing value, with people

In this course you will explore how designers engage with many different types of people to identify, create and communicate increased value and human capital in contemporary economies.

You will learn skills and techniques of engaging with people—framed as end users, communities, stakeholders, clients or partners—in new contexts; including business, government and social sectors.

The course focuses on a mix of case study and project work, to extend your existing design practice and prepare you for working with diverse stakeholders in a range of disciplines.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

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

  • Critically discuss how design creates increased value and human capital in contemporary economies.
  • Investigate and apply human centred methodologies to create competitive and sustainable design strategies for a global market.
  • Creatively respond through design to situations from fields other than your own.
  • Critically reflect on the way design builds engagement with different stakeholders in a design project.

In this course you will develop the following program learning outcomes:

  • Apply advanced design skills to engage stakeholders, frame ill-defined problems, and create innovative solutions.
  • Determine and apply the specialist knowledge and technical skills required to creatively solve problems, demonstrating expert judgment and ethical responsibility relating to your professional practice and discipline.
  • Professionally communicate propositions, processes and outcomes to address specialist and non-specialist audiences.

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

The Library provides guides on academic 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.

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.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions which are available for review online: