Course Title: Generate design solutions

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2015

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 specifications , 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 appropriate supporting documentation according to project requirements


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 and computer laboratory 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:

• demonstrations and presentations by teacher
• peer teaching and class presentations
• group discussion
• review and revision
• peer learning
• teacher directed group activities/projects
• evaluation & critique including feedback & assessment

Out of class activities will include:

• independent project based work
• online tutorials and activities
• independent research
• site visits
• social & other networking


Teaching Schedule

This course is delivered in combination with 
EMPL5960C -Develop and Extend Critical and Creative Thinking Skills (BSBCRT301A)

The combined timeline is presented here as a complete reference to the combined unit.
 

SessionSession description

Feedback /
Assessment /

Submission

Learning elements
BSBCRT301A
-
Creativity
EMPL5960C

Learning
elements
GRAP5335C
-
Solutions
BSBDES401A

1
O’Week - Site Visits
 
  12, 3
2


Introduction to critical and creative thinking skills

Creativity Solutions (Design project) #1 / Numbers and Quantity

- discussion and research
 


 

1, 2

2, 3
3
Introduction to generating design solutions

Creativity Solutions #1 /
Numbers and Quantity

- ideas & experimentation
 1, 2, 31, 2, 3, 4
4Creativity Solutions #1 / Numbers and Quantity

- first design solutions

- challenge current outcomes
 

Task Submission

Review, feedback
& consultation

1, 2, 3, 43, 4, 5

 

5


Creativity Solutions #1 / Numbers and Quantity

- consultation, testing & reflection towards an application and development
of first design solutions

- functionality, ergonomics, aesthetics & sustainability
 

 1, 2, 3, 4

1, 2, 3, 4, 5

6
Creativity / Solutions #1 / Numbers and Quantity

- risk taking in the design process

- client & stakeholder liaison / seeking improvement and excellence


Folio of works consultation #1

Feedback
workshop  task
1, 2, 3, 41, 2, 3, 4, 5
7
Creativity / Solutions #1 / Numbers and Quantity

- refinement and detail

 

 

1, 2, 3, 4 


1, 2, 3, 4, 5

 

8
Creativity Solutions #1 / Numbers and Quantity - FINAL SUBMISSION

 

Task Submission

Review, feedback
& consultation 

1, 2, 3, 4  


1, 2, 3, 4, 5

 

9

Creativity Solutions (Design project) #2 / Poster Design (international competition brief)

- historical, current and future perspectives & trends

- relevant social, economic, environmental, ethical and cultural issues


 

 

1, 2,

1, 2, 3

 

Mid Term Break - 1 week

  

 

 

 

10
Creativity Solutions #2 / Poster Design (international competition brief)

- Introduction to the Segunda Llamada Poster Competition (Mexico)

- Q & A via Skype with competition host
 
Q & A session11, 2, 3
11

Creativity Solutions #2 / Poster Design (international competition brief)

- design development

 


1, 2, 3, 4

 

1, 2, 3, 4, 5
12
Creativity Solutions #2 / Poster Design (international competition brief)

- first design solutions

- challenge current outcomes


Folio of works consultation #2

Task Submission

Review, feedback
& consultation 


1, 2, 3, 4  

1, 2, 3, 4, 5 
13


Creativity Solutions #2 / Poster Design (international competition brief)

- consultation, testing & reflection towards critique & improvement of first design solutions

- public feedback practice


 


1, 2, 3, 4

 

1, 2, 3, 4, 5 
14Creativity Solutions #2 / Poster Design (international competition brief)

- design development
 

 

1, 2, 3, 4

1, 2, 3, 4, 5
15Creativity Solutions #2 / Poster Design (international competition brief)

- risk taking in the design process

- alternate perspective development


Creativity / Solutions #1 / Numbers and Quantity

- optional project development or reworking

 

1, 2, 3, 4

1, 2, 3, 4, 5
16

Creativity Solutions #2 / Poster Design (international competition brief)
 

Creativity / Solutions #1 / Numbers and Quantity

- optional project development or reworking


 


1, 2, 3, 4

 

3, 4, 5
17Creativity Solutions #2 / Poster Design (international competition brief)

- SUBMISSION & group presentation


Creativity / Solutions #1 /
Numbers and Quantity

- Final submission of developments


Folio of works
consultation #3

Task Submission

Review, feedback
& consultation  

 

1, 2, 3, 4

 

3, 4, 5 

18Creativity Solutions #2 / Poster Design (international competition brief)

- submission to international competition


 

Submission of
poster solutions  to
International
Competition

 

1, 2, 3, 4

3, 4, 5

19
Assessment

 

 3, 4 


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 and access to specialised facilities and relevant software. You will also have access of the library resources. The University Library has extensive resources for Design students. The Library has produced a subject guide that includes quality online and print resources for your studies

http://rmit.libguides.com/graphicartanddesign

The Library provides guides on academic referencing http://www.rmit.edu.au/library/referencing and subject specialist help via your Liaison Librarian Mary Mavroudis mary.mavroudis@rmit.edu.au
 


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

Tasks in this course are either formative or summative. Feedback throughout the course may be written, verbal or a combination of both.
Formative tasks provide the basis for ongoing feedback and can be considered essential building blocks for the more substantial summative assessment tasks and you should engage in all formative tasks.
This course has 2 Summative Tasks, all of which must be completed/submitted. Each task has an allocated percentage of the total grade.
You are required to demonstrate all learning outcomes to a satisfactory standard.

Formative Tasks:
Session 4: First design solutions / Design project #1
Session 6: Feedback workshop task
Session 12: First design solutions / Design project #2


Summative Assessment Tasks comprising a total of 100% of the Graded Assessment:

Task 1 - 50%
Creativity / Solutions #1 /
Numbers and Quantity
Due Week 8, then can be reworked for Week 17

Task 2 - 50%
Creativity Solutions #2 /
Poster Design (international competition brief)
Due Week 17, then additional submission to International Competition Week 18

 

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

Grades which apply to courses delivered in accordance with competency-based assessment, but which also use graded assessment are:

CHD - Competent with High Distinction.

CDI - Competent with Distinction

CC - Competent with Credit

CAG - Competency Achieved - Graded

CA - Competency Achieved - Ungraded

DNS - Did Not Submit for Assessment

NYC - Not Yet Competent


Assessment Matrix

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 be successful in this course.

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:
Pick the following link to access the Student feedback webpage

Student Progress
Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential.
Pick the following link to access the Student progress policy webpage


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.
Pick the following link for Cover sheet for submission of works


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.
Pick the following link for details on applying for Special consideration
Further links - Application for extension of time


Academic Integrity and Plagiarism
RMIT University has a strict policy on plagiarism and academic integrity.
Pick the following link for more information Academic Integrity

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