Course Title: Interpret and respond to a design brief

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2011

Course Code: GRAP5306C

Course Title: Interpret and respond to a design brief

School: 320T Design (TAFE)

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C4158 - Certificate IV in Design

Course Contact : Ruth Wellington

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9417

Course Contact Email:ruth.wellington@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 20

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.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

None

Course Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to interpret and respond to a brief through
the production of work. As such the unit is holistic in nature and focuses on the overall work processes required to
meet the requirements of the brief.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

BSBDES402A Interpret and respond to a design brief

Element:

1. Interpret design brief 

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Correctly interpret the specifications of the design brief
1.2 Establish and clarify user or client for the proposed product/service to inform design decisions
1.3 Identify and clarify specifications, parameters or constraints of the design brief in consultation with relevant colleagues
1.4 Source and evaluate information pertinent to design brief

Element:

2. Explore and develop design concept

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Generate ideas for design concept through research, exploration and experimentation
2.2 Develop initial design concept consistent with design brief parameters
2.3 Evaluate and explore options for refining the concept to best meet design brief parameters
2.4 Refine options and select the approach which best meets design brief requirements

Element:

3. Liaise with client

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Agree on communication process and frequency of communication with the client
3.2 Present concepts for work at appropriate stages during design process as required
3.3 Present and explore different options and creative ideas with client when appropriate
3.4 Pro-actively seek and act on client feedback
3.5 Reach agreement on concept for work which complies with design brief

Element:

4. Plan production of work 

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Assess specific design production risks
4.2 Identify all components required to produce a prototype
4.3 Assess technical requirements for production against specified guidelines
4.4 Identify and consult with support services required for production
4.5 Produce a prototype and evaluate against design brief requirements
4.6 Analyse prototype and determine any further adjustments to production requirements
4.7 Finalise production specifications supported by accurate and complete documentation

Element:

5. Complete production of work 

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Collect and/or organise required components for the work
5.2 Produce or monitor the production of work ensuring all parameters of design brief are met
5.3 Accurately document work progress in a format appropriate to the nature of the design and requirements of design brief
5.4 Seek client approval for work where appropriate


Learning Outcomes



Details of Learning Activities

In class activities
A project that is sourced from industry and responds to a particular industry brief.
Some learning activities will include a self-directed learning approach. Self directed
learning refers to organised teacher-directed learning activities that students undertake
independently, either as individuals or with other students. This may include workplace
research, library assignments, fieldwork and work placements.


Teaching Schedule

WeekTeaching Schedule & Assessment MatrixLearning Elements
1Orientation 
2Industry Project LE 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
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10Project  Deadline 
 Semester break22/04 - 29/04
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16Folio Prep 
17Assessment 
   


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources


Overview of Assessment

1 x project

Students will be tutored with a verbal and/or written evaluation of their progress, within class time.
A final assessment of Competency Achieved or Not Yet Competent will be given at the end of the course when students will submit all completed work.
To be deemed competent students must satisfactorily complete all Learning Elements and related Performance Criteria.
Grading will be offered in addition to, and after, competency based assessment.


Assessment Tasks

There is one industry-based project worth 100%, that is assessed for this competency.


Assessment Matrix

Mark Table:

CHD Competency with High Distinction
CDI Competency with Distinction
CC  Competency with Credit
CA  Competency Achieved
NYC Not Yet Competent

Other Information

Employability skills are “embedded” in the units of competency in your program. This means that you will be able to develop these skills as part of your learning, and when you demonstrate that you are competent in your particular job skills and knowledge, you are also demonstrating that you have developed relevant employability skills.
For more information about Employability Skills please refer to the Program Guide.
Attendance
The major learning experience involves studio based exercises, demonstration and production. It is strongly advised that students attend all sessions in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to gain the competency.
Late submissions and single item extensions
In all courses marks are deducted for late submission unless Special Consideration or an Application for Extension is sought. If a student feels they may miss a deadline for a single item submission they may negotiate an extension with their teacher. They must negotiate the extension by the due date of submission. They must complete the Application for Extension form available for the Administration Office on level 1 B515. (This does not apply where there are a number of missed submissions due to general difficulties – see Special Consideration).
Cover Sheet for Submissions
All students must complete a submission cover sheet for ever piece of submitted work. This signed sheet acknowledges they are aware of the plagiarism implications noted below. Plagiarism is the presentation of the work, idea or creation of another person as though it is your own. It is a form of cheating and is a very serious academic offence that may lead to expulsion from the University. Plagiarised material can be drawn from, and presented in, written, graphic and visual form, including electronic data and oral presentation. Plagiarism occurs when the origin of the material used is not appropriately cited. Is also occurs through enabling plagiarism, which is the act of assisting or allowing another person to plagiarise or to copy your own work. Please make sure you consider this carefully in completing all your work and assessments in this course and if you are unsure about whether you might have plagiarised, seek help from your teacher.
Work not seen in progress
If a student hands in any work that the teacher has never seen in class or discussed with the student prior to the submission, the teacher can refuse to assess the work on the basis of authentication issues. Course guide is subject to change in relation to project variations.

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