Course Title: Systems and Service Visualisation for Industrial Design

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Systems and Service Visualisation for Industrial Design

Credit Points: 12.00


Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

ARCH1478

City Campus

Undergraduate

320H Architecture & Design

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2017,
Sem 2 2017

Course Coordinator: Dr. Areli Avendano Franco

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 9890

Course Coordinator Email: Areli.avendano@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 100.5.2

Course Coordinator Availability: By email appointment


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

You should have satisfactorily completed the prerequisite course GRAP 1049 Industrial Design Drawing before you commence this course.


Course Description

This course gives you an introduction to specialist visualisation techniques and adaptation of existing ones to communicate the design of complex services and systems. You will deploy a user-centred approach to visualisation as a core capability for industrial design to ensure that a system or service under design is targeted to specific audiences and strategically useful.

Through the use of design thinking methods, service design mappings, and storytelling techniques you will be able to communicate complex ideas and bring meaning to design solutions in a simplified way. At the completion of this course, you will be able to formulate, strategize and visualise design solutions involving a larger ecosystem of infrastructure, stakeholders and user’s needs, processes, features and characteristics of a service or system.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

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

  • Identify and apply a range visual communication theoretical principles for the design, development and construction of high quality 2D visualisations
  • Effectively design hierarchical layouts and networks for services and systems
  • Articulate and apply high quality storytelling techniques
  • Critically analyse and synthesise complex data using explorative, generative, and evaluative visualisation approaches


In this course you will develop 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

A practical course, you will move through visualisation techniques and methods and will be able to critically assess effective ways of developing high quality visualisations for particular contexts. Class activities include quick sketching techniques, pin-ups, peer reviews and in-class discussions and presentations.


Overview of Learning Resources

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

http://rmit.libguides.com/service-design


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 visual mappings,

Task 1: Ideation and concept folio 30%

This assessment task relates to the following course learning outcomes:

  • Identify and apply a range visual communication theoretical principles for the design, development and construction of high quality 2D visualisations
  • Critically analyse and synthesise complex data using explorative, generative, and evaluative visualisation approaches

 

Task 2: Storytelling using a user-centred approach 30%

This assessment task relates to the following course learning outcomes:

  • Identify and apply a range visual communication theoretical principles for the design, development and construction of high quality 2D visualisations
  • Articulate and apply high quality storytelling techniques

 

Task 3: Service/System mappings and presentation 40%

This assessment task relates to the following course learning outcomes:

  • Effectively design hierarchical layouts and networks for services and systems
  • Articulate and apply high quality storytelling techniques
  • Critically analyse and synthesise complex data using explorative, generative, and evaluative visualisation approaches

 

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: http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/assessment