Course Title: Generate design solutions

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4250 Certificate IV in Furniture Design and Technology

Course Title: Generate design solutions

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 60

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Course Contact: Julian Pratt

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4820

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Course Description

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to generate design solutions in response to a particular design need. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of endorsement.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

BSBDES401A Generate design solutions


1.  Define the design challenge

2.  Undertake research to inform the design solution

3.  Communicate and collaborate with others

4.  Generate ideas and responses to the design challenge

5.  Select a design solution

Learning Outcomes

This unit applies to individuals who generate concepts and solutions in response to a design challenge in any industry context. The starting point may be an open or closed brief; a spontaneous idea; modification of an existing product, service, process or system; or a point in an ongoing design process.

Overview of Assessment

Evidence of the following is essential:

   -  development of a design solution through research, reflection and the generation and refinement of ideas

   -  effective collaboration with others in the design process

   -  knowledge of design trends and technologies in the relevant industry context.