Course Title: Research furniture styles and movements

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4250

Course Title: Research furniture styles and movements

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 30.0

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


320T Design (TAFE)


Course Contact: Julian Pratt

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4820

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Course Description

This unit specifies the outcomes required to research styles and movements and analyse how they influence furniture design.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

LMFFDT4015A Research furniture styles and movements


1.  Plan research

2.  Conduct research and document findings

3.  Maintain currency with furniture styles and movements

Learning Outcomes

This unit supports the attainment of skills and knowledge required for the implementation of research techniques to access a range of information sources on furniture styles and movements. It also covers the identification of influences on the design of furniture and the documentation of information for use in furniture design projects.

This unit requires employability skills in initiative and enterprise and problem solving in order to direct the research and identify research implications. Communication skills are used to access and interpret information using information technologies and document findings. Self management and learning skills are applied in the location and analysis of new information and the assessment of the value of information sourced.

Overview of Assessment

Effectively research furniture styles and movements to assist with informing current design practices, challenging and adapting influences into current designs

Effectively apply design elements and principles to the research of styles and movements

Effectively research styles and movements in accordance with the concepts and design brief

Comply with legislation, regulations, standards, codes of practice and established safe practices and procedures for researching styles and movements

Communicate effectively and work safely with others in the work area