Course Title: Research global design trends

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6155 Advanced Diploma of Marketing and Communication

Course Title: Research global design trends

Portfolio: BUS Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 30

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


650T Vocational Business Education

Face-to-Face or Workplace

Term1 2017,
Term2 2018

Course Contact: Julia Makin

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 5175

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to research and critically evaluate global design trends. The focus is on research and analysis of information and ideas at a complex level, plus the evaluation and extension of the individual’s professional skills.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

BSBDES602 Research global design trends


1 Research design trends

2 Analyse design trends to inform own practice

3 Develop and articulate positions and ideas

4 Extend own design skills

Learning Outcomes

Students will attain current and comprehensive knowledge of global design trends to inform their own organisation.

Overview of Assessment



Performance Evidence

Evidence of the ability to:

  • conduct research on a complex range of design issues, trends and ideas
  • document the analysis, critique and synthesis of complex sources to develop own positions and ideas
  • use opportunities to refine own design skills.

Knowledge Evidence

To complete the unit requirements safely and effectively, the individual must:

  • describe broad global design trends that apply to all design disciplines
  • discuss the business implications/consequences of adopting trends and emergent technologies
  • compare and contrast different research methodologies and options
  • outline sources of information on global design, design trends and broader references that may inform emerging and innovative design practice
  • critique specific current and emerging design technologies and trends (at a global level) in at least one area of design.

Assessment Conditions

Assessment must be conducted in a safe environment where evidence gathered demonstrates consistent performance of typical activities experienced in the design process field of work and include access to a current and varied range of familiar and unfamiliar information sources.


Assessors must satisfy NVR/AQTF assessor requirements.

You are advised that you are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate your assessment work to your teacher to ensure that the relevant competency standards are being met.



Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or online discussions.  You are encouraged to ask and answer questions during class time and online sessions so that you can obtain feedback on your understanding of the concepts and issues being discussed. Finally, you can email or arrange an appointment with your teacher to gain more feedback on your progress.

You should take note of all feedback received and use this information to improve your learning outcomes and final performance in the course.