Course Title: Generate design solutions

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2013

Course Code: GRAP5335C

Course Title: Generate design solutions

School: 320T Architecture & Design

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C4322 - Certificate IV in Design

Course Contact : Leigh Milward

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9438

Course Contact Email:leigh.milward@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

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.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

None

This course is delivered and assessed in conjunction with EMPL5960 Critical and creative thinking.

Course Description

This unit describes the learning outcomes, skills and knowledge required to generate design solutions in response to a particular design need.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

BSBDES401A Generate design solutions

Element:

1. Define the design challenge

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Determine and evaluate user/client needs
1.2 Clarify specification, parameters and constraints of the design challenge in consultation with relevant stakeholders
1.3 Articulate the essence of the design challenge in an appropriate format

Element:

2. Undertake research to inform the design solution

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Source, evaluate and acknowledge information that may assist in responding to the design challenge
2.2 Consider historical, current and future perspectives and trends that might inform design solutions
2.3 Consider relevant social, economic, environmental, ethical and cultural issues that may impact on design solutions
2.4 Analyse, distil, and collate information to inform the development of the design solution

Element:

3. Communicate and collaborate with others

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Establish and develop working relationships with key stakeholders
3.2 Seek and integrate input and ideas from others during the design process
3.3 Inform key stakeholders about progress of the design and related implications
3.4 Negotiate and agree on any changed requirements or modifications

Element:

4. Generate ideas and responses to the design challenge

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Reflect on and integrate ideas generated from research and consultation
4.2 Use a range of creative thinking techniques to generate different options and ideas
4.3 Apply relevant principles of functionality, ergonomics, aesthetics and sustainability to the development of different options

Element:

5. Select a design solution

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Develop and use a range of criteria against which to evaluate different options and ideas
5.2 Select a preferred solution against agreed criteria and in consultation with relevant key stakeholders
5.3 Adjust and refine proposed design solution based on research, testing and reflection
5.4 Present proposed design solution with the appropriate supporting documentation according to project


Learning Outcomes


On successful completion of this course, you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate your competency in the above elements.


Details of Learning Activities

Learning activities will take place in a studio, workshop or classroom using industry standard tools and resources.
You will complete exercises and industry style projects. You will also be required to undertake independent study.
In class activities will include:
• design and process exercises
•peer teaching and class presentations
•group discussion and/or activities
•teacher directed activities/projects
•‘workshopping’ of student projects

Out of class activities will include:
•online and primary research
•sourcing relevant reference materials
•sourcing relevant project resources
•independent project based work
•student directed activities/projects


Teaching Schedule

Cert. IV in Design - Full year. Combined course delivery*
* See also Research and apply graphic design techniques GRAP 5337C

WeekCert IV in Design - Full year Learning ProgramLearning Elements
1Project 1DS (F+S) - R U OK? Day. The design of promotional materials & activities for this event (team based)1-5
2Project 1DS (F+S) - R U OK? Day. The design of promotional materials & activities for this event (team based)1-5
3Project 1DS (F+S) - R U OK? Day. The design of promotional materials & activities for this event (team based)1-5
4Project 1DS (F+S) - R U OK? Day. The design of promotional materials & activities for this event (team based)1-5
5Project 1DS (F+S) - R U OK? Day. The design of promotional materials & activities for this event (team based)1-5
6Project 1DS (F+S) - R U OK? Day. The design of promotional materials & activities for this event (team based)1-5
7Project 1DS (F+S) - R U OK? Day. The design of promotional materials & activities for this event (team based)1-5
8Project 2DS (F+S) - AGDA Australian Poster Biennale.
The development and refinement of a design solution for this brief
1-5
9Project 2DS (F+S) - AGDA Australian Poster Biennale.
The development and refinement of a design solution for this brief
1-5
10Project 2DS (F+S) - AGDA Australian Poster Biennale.
The development and refinement of a design solution for this brief
1-5
11Project 2DS (F+S) - AGDA Australian Poster Biennale.
The development and refinement of a design solution for this brief
1-5
12Project 2DS (F+S) - AGDA Australian Poster Biennale.
The development and refinement of a design solution for this brief
1-5
13Project 2DS (F+S) - AGDA Australian Poster Biennale.
The development and refinement of a design solution for this brief
1-5
14Reflection and review of project outcomes for Project 1DS & 2DS1-5
15Reflection and review of project outcomes for Project 1DS & 2DS1-5
16Reflection and review of project outcomes for Project 1DS & 2DS1-5
17Assessment week 

Cert. IV in Design - Accelerated. Combined course delivery*
* See also Interpret and respond to a design brief GRAP 5306C
 

WeekLearning programLearning Elements
1 (For the Interpret a brief course - interpret the AGDA poster brief)1-5
2 (For the Interpret a brief course - interpret the AGDA poster brief) 1-5
3 (For the Interpret a brief course - interpret the AGDA poster brief) 1-5
4 Project 1DS (F+S) - AGDA Australian Poster Biennale. The development and refinement of a design solution for this brief 1-5
5 Project 1DS (F+S) - AGDA Australian Poster Biennale. The development and refinement of a design solution for this brief 1-5
6 Project 1DS (F+S) - AGDA Australian Poster Biennale. The development and refinement of a design solution for this brief 1-5
7 Project 1DS (F+S) - AGDA Australian Poster Biennale. The development and refinement of a design solution for this brief 1-5
8

 (For the Interpret a brief course -reflection & evaluation of outcome)
 Project 2DS (F+S) - Kulcha Pak - Introduction and presentation for brief

 1-5
9 Project 2DS (F+S) - The development and refinement of a packaging, branding and labelling solution for a food product/s based on a culture. 1-5
10 Project 2DS (F+S) - The development and refinement of a packaging, branding and labelling solution for a food product/s based on a culture. 1-5
11 Project 2DS (F+S) - The development and refinement of a packaging, branding and labelling solution for a food product/s based on a culture. 1-5
12 Project 2DS (F+S) - The development and refinement of a packaging, branding and labelling solution for a food product/s based on a culture. 1-5
13 Project 2DS (F+S) - The development and refinement of a packaging, branding and labelling solution for a food product/s based on a culture. 1-5
14 Project 2DS (F+S) - Reflection and evaluation of project outcomes. 1-5
15 (Course concluded) 
16 (Course concluded) 
17 (Course concluded) 
18 (Course concluded) 
19 (Course concluded) 
20Assessment week 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

None required


References

You are advised to look at the course myRMIT site for ongoing updated information.


Other Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems andaccess to specialised facilities and relevant software. You will also have access of the library resources.


Overview of Assessment

Assessment is on-going throughout the course. Assessment will incorporate a range of methods to assess performance and the application of knowledge and skills and will include tasks and projects.

Assessment tasks are:

Project 1 50%
Project 2 50%

An assessment charter summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.


Assessment Tasks

Assessment activities in this course are either formative or summative. Formative tasks provide the basis for ongoing feedback and can be considered essential building blocks for the more substantial summative assessment outcomes. Summative assessment projects in this unit are graded.
To demonstrate competency in this course you need to engage in the assessment activities to a competent standard.

Assessment tasks:
Cert IV in Design - Full year
2 x projects (formative and summative)
Project 1: The development and refinement of design solutions that promote and engage with the “R U OK? Day” event. Due in Week 8.
Project 2: The development and refinement of a visual concept for the AGDA Australian Poster Biennale competition. Due in Week 13
Cert IV in Design - Accelerated
2 x projects (formative and summative)
Project 1: The development and refinement of visual concepts for the AGDA Australian Poster Biennale competition. Due in Week 7
Project 2: The development and refinement of a packaging concept for a set of food products based on a culture & its cuisine. Due in Week 14
 
You will receive feedback with verbal and/or written evaluation of your progress within class time. The submitted work will be assessed with written feedback as well as a quality indicator that relates to separate components of each brief and the overall outcome.

At the completion of the course, grading will be offered in addition to, and after, competency based assessment.

GRADE TABLE
(Grades which apply to courses delivered in accordance with competency-based assessment, but which also use graded assessment)

HD  Competent with High Distinction
CDI Competent with Distinction
CC Competent with Credit
CAG Competency Achieved - Graded
NYC Not Yet Competent
DNS Did Not Submit for Assessment


Assessment Matrix

The assessment matrix demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant Unit of Competency.
These are available through the course contact person/s listed above.

Other Information

Attendance
The major learning experience involves studio based exercises, demonstration and production. It is strongly advised that you attend all sessions in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to gain the competency.

Feedback - You will receive verbal and written feedback by teacher on your work. This feedback also includes suggestions on how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your projects.
Student feedback at RMIT

Student Progress
Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential. Student progress policy

Special consideration Policy (Late Submission)
All assessment tasks are required to be completed to a satisfactory level. If you are unable to complete any piece of assessment by the due date, you will need to apply for an extension. Special consideration, appeals and discipline (unresolved)

Cover Sheet for Submissions
You must complete a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work. This signed sheet acknowledges that you are aware of the plagiarism implications.

Academic Integrity and Plagiarism - RMIT University has a strict policy on plagiarism and academic integrity. Please refer to the website for more information on this policy go to Academic Integrity

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