Course Title: Explore and apply the creative design process to 3D forms

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2015

Course Code: GRAP5295C

Course Title: Explore and apply the creative design process to 3D forms

School: 320T Architecture & Design

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4355 - Certificate IV in Interior Decoration

Course Contact : Jennifer Crowley

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4819

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff


Kieron Meagher,au

Michele Meister

Part Time Certification IV Program Co-ordinator - Kieron Meagher

Nominal Hours: 50

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


Course Description

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to explore and creatively apply the design process to the development of 3 dimensional (3D) forms.
No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of endorsement.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

BSBDES303A Explore and apply the creative design process to 3D forms


Source information on 3-dimensional design

Performance Criteria:

1.1. Identify and access relevant sources of information on 3-dimensional design
1.2. Evaluate and collate information to build a knowledge of 3-dimensional design


Explore the creative design process for 3-dimensional forms

Performance Criteria:

2.1. Use creative thinking techniques to generate a range of ideas and options
2.2. Use experimentation to explore and challenge a range of different ideas
2.3. Challenge assumptions, reflect on ideas and refine approaches
2.4. Consciously change perspective, and evaluate ideas and situations in new ways


Communicate concepts or ideas through application of design processes to 3-dimensional forms

Performance Criteria:

3.1. Investigate and reflect on how a particular concept or idea might be communicated in a 3-dimensional form
3.2. Select materials, tools and equipment relevant to the realisation of the concept or idea
3.3. Apply a creative design process to produce a range of 3-dimensional concept realisations
3.4. Reflect on own application of design process and success in communicating the concept or idea
3.5. Seek and obtain feedback from others about the 3-dimensional form and its success in communicating the concept or idea
3.6. Present and store concept realisations or samples in a format which takes account of the need for professional presentation and potential value for future work

Learning Outcomes

Refer to the elements. The unit underpins many other specialised design units.

Details of Learning Activities

This course will be clustered with the course ARCH5213C Research & recommend furniture and
ARCH5218C Kitchen Design delivered using a blended approach in the following modes:
In Class activities will include:


 Peer teaching and class presentations

 Teacher directed group activities/projects

 Analysis/critique of relevant reading material

Creative thinking techniques

Construction of models

Out of Class activities will include:

  • �� Online research
  • �� Independent project based work

Self Directed Learning
Some activities will include a self directed learning approach; self directed learning refers to
organised activities that students undertake independently, either as individuals or with other students that
are supervised by a teacher. This may include workplace research, library assignments, field trips
and work placements.

Teaching Schedule

WEEKGRAP5295C - 3D Design

ARCH5218C - Kitchen Design


ARCH5213C Research & recommend furniture
1Overview of course content
and assessment requirements. Presentation of project. Warm up
exercise "Dog Model"
Overview of course
content and assessment
requirements. Presentation
of project.
Overview of course
content and assessment
requirements. Presentation
of project.
2Living Presentation and Spatial Planning.
Presentation of "Dog Model" exercise.
 Indoor/Outdoor Living
Presentation and Spatial Planning

Introduction to Ergonomics. Presentation & Spatial Planning

 Introduction to Ergonomics. Presentation & Spatial Planning
4Concept Presentation to teacher & peersConcept Presentation to teacher & peersConcept Presentation to teacher & peers
5 Construction Details.
Presentation & preparation of drawings. Commence ESD section 1:50.
As applicable - No class Friday & 7th &
morning Monday 10 August.-
self directed learning
 Commence Kitchen schematic Furniture Layout Presentation & preparation of drawings & schedule
6 Review of ESD section (on going) Cont. Kitchen schematic Preparation of Furniture layout drawings & schedule continue
7 Electrical & Plumbing Services Presentation & preparation of drawingsCommence preparation of kitchen model and
continuation of drawings.
8 Preparation of plans, elevations and commence perspective drawings Preparation of Kitchen
Joinery drawings continue
11 Review of plans, elevations and commence perspective drawings  
mid semester break 21 to 25 September inclusive
12 Oral Presentation techniques  
13 Techniques & confirmation of
final layout, model and
 Review of kitchen joiner drawing package Review final furniture selection, layout & schedule
14  Commence finalise plans, elevations and
perspective drawings
 Commence completion of model &
 Commence completion of final furniture selection, layout & schedule
15Finalise plans, elevations and perspective drawings Completion of model &
 Completion of final furniture selection, layout & schedule
16 Final submission of all documentation including 5 minute Oral Presentation to
teacher and peers
 Submission Submission
17 Review & re-submission  as applicable  

Please note: While your teacher will cover all the material in this schedule, the weekly order is subject to change depending on class needs and availability of speakers and resources.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Mitton, M., 2012, Interior Design Visual Presentation: A Guide to Graphics,
Models and Presentation Techniques, 4th Edition, John Wiley & Sons, New York


Ching, F., 2011, Building Construction Illustrated, 4th Edition, John Wiley & Sons,


Ching, F., Binggeli, C., 2012, Interior Design Illustrated, 3rd Edition, John Wiley &
Sons, Inc.


Panero, J. & Zelnik, M., 1979, Human Dimension & Interior Space: A Source
Book of Design Reference Standards, 1st Edition, Witney Library of Design an
imprint of Watson-Guptill Publications, New York


Other Resources

Students may be required to use some of the following materials in preparation of drawings and
models for this course:

  • drawing pencils, pens and markers
  • scale ruler, metal ruler, adjustable set square
  • paper
  • clays and other plastic compounds (plasticine, plaster)
  • cutting tools (scissors, knives, blades)
  • fibres, tape, sting
  • foam core, polystyrene
  • recycled/found materials
  • measuring tools
  • wire
  • papers, cardboard and paper pulp
  • pliers
  • relevant and current hardware and software
  • wood, metal, fabric, plastic

The university Library has extensive resources for Interior Design Students.
The Library has produced a subject guide that includes quality online and print resources for your
studies h
The Library provides guides on academic referencing
and subject specialist help via your Liaison Librarian colour, soft furnishings and dec res!

Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this course will be project based.

Assessment Tasks

Overview of Assessment
Assessment for this course will be project based.
Assessment Tasks
Assessment Tasks in this course are either formative or summative.
Feedback throughout the course may be written, verbal or a combination of both.
To demonstrate competency in this course you need to complete each one of the following
pieces of assessment to a satisfactory standard.
Task 1 - Major Project - Warehouse Residence Renovation.
Your major project is to design a renovation of a converted warehouse shell from concept
through to final working drawings.

You will be required to research concept ideas, specify & implement furniture plans, complete
joinery drawings and scale model of Kitchen and present all in mixed media presentation
supported by an oral presentation.
There will be 4 separate components of this project that you will be graded on :
1. A3 Visual diary
2. Warehouse Documentation
3. Kitchen Documentation and Model
4. Oral and Visual Presentation

Submission Due Dates: A3 Visual diary - Week16, Warehouse Documentation (formative) -
Week 21, All other documentation is due Week16.

RMIT Grade Table
CHD 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


For Assessment Matrix, please refer to Blackboard link located in MyRMIT in the relevant course

Other Information

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

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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 :;ID=qkssnx1c5r0y

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 :;ID=kw02ylsd8z3n

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