Course Title: Explore and apply the creative design process to 2D forms

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2016

Course Code: GRAP5294C

Course Title: Explore and apply the creative design process to 2D forms

School: 320T Architecture & Design

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5333 - Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration

Course Contact : Jennifer Crowley

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4819

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Lindsey Glover

Michele Meister

Jane Mancini

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 2 dimensional (2D) 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:

BSBDES302A Explore and apply the creative design process to 2D forms


Source information on 2-dimensional design

Performance Criteria:

1.1. Identify and access relevant sources of information on 2-dimensional design
1.2. Evaluate and collate information to build a knowledge of 2-dimensional design


Explore the creative design process for 2-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 2-dimensional forms

Performance Criteria:

3.1. Investigate and reflect on how a particular concept or idea might be communicated in a 2-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 2-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 2-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

This unit applies to individuals who apply the creative design process to the development of 2-dimensional forms. The unit underpins many other specialised design units.

Details of Learning Activities


Note: This unit is clustered with GRAP 5356C Prepare a materials board for client presentation. 

Activities will include:
- Class exercises to review discussions/lectures
- Practical demonstrations
- Analysis /critique of relevant reading material
- Design activities or projects
- Peer teaching and class presentations
- Group discussion
- Online research
- Independant project based work
- Teacher directed group activities
- Class exercises to review discussions
- Workshopping of student projects

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



WEEK GRAP5294C Explore and apply the creative design process to 2D forms ELEMENTS DUE DATE GRAP5356C Prepare a materials board for client presentation ELEMENTS DUE DATE

Session 1:
Introduction to course
Procedure & processes
Tasks & activities
Equipment CITY WALK

Session 2:
CERES walk (self directed) The elements & principles design


Session 1:
Discuss options for recording developmental process for assessments


City Walk review and discussion.
The elements & principles design
Evaluation of principles and Element


Session 2:
TASK 1 - Writing and editing Design Statements
info on design elements and design statement.
Writing and editing Design Statements- review statements
3  Session 1:
Writing and editing Design Statements- review statements

Submission of
TASK 1 design tatement

TASK 2 - presentation Board
Collecting, organising, recording and communication
Introduction to grid arrangements mark ups of sample board
Show ppts


Session 2:
Submission of
design statement
Introduction to grid arrangements mark ups of sample board
4  Session 1:
Layout process for board, experimenting different layouts
    Rough layouts of final board - document photographically for process  1,2,3  
Session 2:
Printed (B/W) layout versions for mark ups
Review layouts/ scale / content/legend
5  Session 1:
work on presentation board-process


Session 2:
Studio lecture about the History of rugs and rug design

1,2,3  SUBMIT TASK 2- presentation board  work on presentation board 1.2.3 SUBMIT TASK 2 - presentation board
SUBMIT TASK 2- presentation board
6 Public Holiday
Self directed learning: investigation & exploration of your process

 1,2,3    Work on rug design,
board layout and documenting your process
Session 2:
Brainstorming - Review and evaluation of ideas and research
The design process and studio work
7 Session 1:
Review and evaluation of exploration
 1,2,3      1  
Session 2:
Review Rug design

3   Review content for oral presentation


8  Review content for final boards  3    Work on board layout - and documenting process.Mark ups of sample boards.  3  

Review Rug design

Record process in process journal

 3    Rough layouts of final rug boards- document photographically for your process  3  
10 Submission across both units

TASK 3a RUG DESIGN - A3 board



TASK 3 RUG DESIGN (includes A3 board and oral presentation)




Submission across both units

TASK 3b RUG DESIGN -  oral presentation -



 1,2,3 Submission of
Oral presentation

 Please note: While your teacher will cover all the material outlined in the Weekly Outline, the weekly order is subject to change depending on class needs and availability of speakers and resources.
ARCH           - folder for weekly course notes on MyRMIT / Blackboard

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


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

Other Resources


You are advised to look at the course at myRMIT site for ongoing updated information.
The University Library has extensive resources for Interior Design and Decoration students.
The Library has produced a subject guide that includes quality online and print resources for your
The Library provides guides on academic referencing
and subject specialist help via your Liaison Librarian

Overview of Assessment

Evidence of the following is essential:
• production of a range of samples or concept realisations which show the creative application of processes to 2-dimensional forms
• knowledge of the design process as it applies to 2-dimensional work.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task 1
Design Statement - due week 3

Assessment Task 2
Prepare a Materials Board for Client Presentation is delivered and assessed for the clustered unit GRAP5356C - due week 5

Assessment Task 3a
Rug Design- due week 10

Assessment Task 3b
Oral presentation is delivered and assessed for the clustered unit GRAP5356C - due week 10


Assessment Matrix

An assessment matrix demonstrating alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant Unit of Competency is available
from the course contact person (stated above).

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 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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