Course Title: Implement design solutions

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2011

Course Code: VART5937C

Course Title: Implement design solutions

School: 345T Media and Communication

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5218 - Diploma of Interactive Digital Media

Course Contact : Josiane Mueller

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4585

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Teacher: Mr. Peter Kennedy
Phone: 9925 58079

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


Course Description

Implement Design Solutions develops skills and knowledge in the areas of design, visual communication, creativity and software use. You study the principles of design using typography, drawing, design and animation. You learn to use industry standard software and the course has a strong emphasis on creativity, while developing conceptual skills related to design.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

BSBDES501A Implement design solutions


1. Organise resources for realising the design solution

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Confirm the nature and scope of the proposed design
1.2 Research resources required for developing the design
concept to implementation stage
1.3 Investigate different factors that impact on the selection
and use of resources
1.4 Select and prepare resources based on research and
other legislative or organisational requirements


2. Test the design solution

Performance Criteria:

2.2 Evaluate, challenge and refine testing processes
2.3 Gain input and feedback from key stakeholders during
the testing process
2.4 Accurately document outcomes of testing2.3
2.5 Select final design solution based on outcomes of testing
and input from others


3. Develop the prototype or model

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Create prototype or model based on agreed approaches
3.2 Where appropriate, select and organise materials, tools
and equipment according to chosen design s4.2olution
3.3 Expose model or prototype to quality checks and ongoing
analysis, enhancement and refinement
3.4 Compare completed prototype or model against identified
needs and other considerations and make adjustments as required


4. Present the prototype or model

Performance Criteria:

4.2 Select appropriate format for presentation based on
nature of the audience and design
4.3 Present prototype or model in a way that optimises clarity,
conciseness and appeal

Learning Outcomes

You learn to use industry standard software and the course has a strong emphasis on creativity, while developing conceptual skills related to design.

Details of Learning Activities

Learning Activities
In-class activities:
• teacher directed group activities/projects
• peer teaching
• presentations
• group discussions
• demonstrations
• practical exercises
• gallery visits
• screenings

Out-of-class activities:
• reading set texts
• independent project based work
• online and other research
• independent study

Teaching Schedule

WeekClass ContentAssignment Due DatesElements
1Visit to Iam Potter Gallery Federation Square 1.1,1.2

Introduction to the design principle Exaggeration, Life Drawing Assessment task (the figure)

Design studios websites

Introduction to Indesigns, interface, master pages, tools, PDF.
Class excercise Indesign setting up a document CIB

Hand out Assessment Task class presentation Design studio

3Design Principle Balance
Life drawing assessment task (the figure)
4Class Presentation Assignment 01 Design studio
Design principle unity (the figure)
Hand out assessment Task 5 Animated song (typography, shape & sound)
Due Week beginning 26.07.11 
5Design principle allignment letter form
Design drawing assessment task (the figure) animation characters
Class excercise 8 sec animation letterform
Access time to work on assessment task 5
Animated song
6Design priciple pattern
Design drawing assessment task 4
Class excercise animation squares
Access time to work on assessment task 5
Animated song
7Design principle rhythm
Design drawing assessment task floating world
Web search & presentation assessment task
 4.1, 4.3
8Design principle Alignment
Design Drawing Assessment task
Access time to work on Assessment Task 5 Animated song
9Studio class  
10Design principle Harmony
Work on Assessment Task 1- Animated Song
Introduce Summative Assessment Task 6 - Animated e Book
Submit Summative Assessment Task 51.1,1.3, 2,2.2,2.3 3.1 3.2, 3.3, 3.4,2.4,2.5, 4,4.1,4.2,4.3
11Design Principle Proximity
Work on Assessment Task 6 - e book
12Design principle Dominence
Work on Assessment Task 6 - e book
13Design principle Focal Point
Work on Assessment Task 6 - e book
 1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4, 2,2.2,2.3,2.4,
14Studio class
Work on Assessment Task 6 - e book
15Work on Assessment Task 6 - e book  
16Work on Assessment Task 6 - e bookSubmit summative assessment 61,1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4, 2,2.2,2.3,2.4,2.51, 4,4.1,4.2,4.3
17&18Assessment Week  

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Foundations of Art and Design
Allen Pipes
Publishing details missing


M Droste
Drawing on the right side of the brain
Betty Edwards
Publishing details missing

Other Resources

Visual diary, FireWire cable , External Hard disk drive
Please bring to EVERY class:

Overview of Assessment

Assessment will involve practical exercises, knowledge assessment tasks and design folio presentations.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment tasks in this course are either formative or summative. Formative tasks provide the basis for ongoing feedback and can be considered as essential building blocks for the more substantial summative assessment tasks.
To demonstrate competency in this course, you need to complete each one of the following pieces of assessment to a satisfactory standard. You will receive feedback on all assessments and a grade for the summative assessments.

Formative Assessment

1. Class Presentation Design Studio
Due: Week beginning 26.07.11 Week 4
Assessed through direct observation in class (ungraded)

2. Web Search and Class Presentation (ungraded)
web seaches and Presentations

3. Class Presentations
Tested by Practical work & direct observation in class. Assessment is ongoing (ungraded)

4. Design Drawing Assessment Task (ungraded)
Tested by direct observation in class

Summative Assessment

5. Animated song
Due: Week 10 beginning 13.09.11
Tested by folio of design l work & Presentation (graded)

6. Animated e book
Due: Week 16 beginning 25.10.11
Tested by folio of design work & Presentation (graded)

Grades which apply to courses delivered in accordance with competency-based assessment (not graded)
Grades used in this unit are as follows:
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

For further information on the grading system and criteria used, please refer to the course blackboard site.

Assessment Matrix

The assessment matrix demonstrated alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant Unit of Competency. These are available through the course contact in Program administration

Other Information

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.

Late Submissions
Please refer to the course blackboard site for policy information including information on late submissions and plagiarism

RMIT has a strict policy on plagiarism. Please refer to the website for more information on this policy.

Equipment Borrowing
RMIT Technical Services Bld 8 Level 7 room 92 Ph 99255419 (Mon – Fri 9am – 5pm)
Students are to borrow cameras from technical services for the required assessment tasks and class exercises. Please note cameras can only be booked for 24 hours from RMIT Technical services.

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.
Please refer to the following URL for extensions and special consideration:;ID=qkssnx1c5r0y;STATUS=A;PAGE_AUTHOR=Andrea%20Syers;SECTION=1;

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