Course Title: Interpret and respond to a design brief

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2019

Course Code: GRAP5389C

Course Title: Interpret and respond to a design brief

School: 320T Architecture & Urban Design

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C4382 - Certificate IV in Design

Course Contact: Alistair Briggs

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9446

Course Contact Email: alistair.briggs@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Dale Nason

dale.nason@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 20

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 required.

Course Description

In this course you will explore and develop the skills and knowledge required to interpret and creatively respond to a design brief. You will also integrate clear communication and planning processes to effectively respond to the brief.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

BSBDES402 Interpret and respond to a design brief

Element:

1 Interpret design brief

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Correctly interpret the specifications of design brief

1.2 Establish and clarify user or client for the proposed product/service to inform design decisions

1.3 Identify and clarify specifications, parameters or constraints of design brief in consultation with relevant colleagues

1.4 Source and evaluate information pertinent to design brief

Element:

2 Explore and develop design concept

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Generate ideas for design concept through research, exploration and experimentation

2.2 Develop initial design concept consistent with design brief parameters

2.3 Evaluate and explore options for refining concept to best meet design brief parameters

2.4 Refine options and select approach which best meets design brief requirements

Element:

3 Liaise with client

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Agree on communication process and frequency of communication with client

3.2 Present concepts for work at appropriate stages during design process as required

3.3 Present and explore different options and creative ideas with client when appropriate

3.4 Proactively seek and act on client feedback

3.5 Reach agreement on concept for work which complies with design brief

Element:

4 Plan production of work

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Assess specific design production risks

4.2 Identify all components required to produce a prototype

4.3 Assess technical requirements for production against specified guidelines

4.4 Identify and consult with support services required for production

4.5 Produce a prototype and evaluate against design brief requirements

4.6 Analyse prototype and determine any further adjustments to production requirements

4.7 Finalise production specifications supported by accurate and complete documentation

Element:

5 Complete production of work

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Collect and/or organise required components for the work

5.2 Produce or monitor the production of work ensuring all parameters of design brief are met

5.3 Accurately document work progress in a format appropriate to the nature of the design and requirements of design brief

5.4 Seek client approval for work where appropriate


Learning Outcomes



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
• feedback and revision
• peer learning
• teacher directed group activities/projects
• student project workshops, including peer/lecturer feedback
Out of class activities will include:
• independent project based work
• online tutorials and activities
• independent research
• studio practice
• review & revision


Teaching Schedule

This course, GRAP5389C - Interpret & Respond to a Design Brief - is delivered face-to-face in combination with VART6408C - Create Visual Design Components. The combined timeline is presented here as a complete reference to the combined session delivery. The courses are however separate on Canvas, and will be given different assessment outcomes according to the respective assessment tasks.

PLEASE NOTE:
GRAP5389C - Interpret & Respond to a Design Brief runs until WEEK 10, it is of shorter duration than VART6408C - Create Visual Design Components.

Additionally 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. There will be a number of prescribed tasks and projects (see Assessment Tasks below).

 

Week
Session

Topic

Activities

Assessment & Feedback

Learning Elements
VART6408C

Learning Elements
GRAP5389C

Week 0

Program Orientation

Activity: O'Week Timetable

   

Week 1

Course Introduction
Creative Development
Activity:
Design Game #1

 1 - 51 - 5 

Week 2

Projects DevelopmentActivity:
Design Game #2

 1 - 51 - 5

Week 3

Critical Review & FeedbackActivity:
Design project brief presentation
Introduction to portfolio development & software tuition

Design Games imagery #1 & #2 due this session for portfolio development & review

1 - 5

1 - 5

Week 4

Major Project Site VisitActivity:
Site Visit

 

1 - 5

1 - 5

Week 5

Projects Development

Activity:
First creative development of Major Project

 

1 - 5

1 - 5

Week 6

Project Development & Review

Activity:
Concept presentation & communication
Small group feedback

Feedback


1 - 5

1 - 5 

Week 7

Project Development

Activity:
Development of Major Project
- Test printing
- Pin-Up for reflective evaluation


Feedback

1 - 5

1 - 5

Week 8

Project Development

Activity:
Development of Major Project

Feedback

1 - 5

1 - 5

Week 9

Project finalization & production

Activity:
Final development of Major Project
Printing & other production
Portfolio development


1 - 5

1 - 5

Week 10


Submission of Major Assessment
Folio Presentation

Activity:
Interpret a Brief Portfolio Presentation development & completion

Major Assessment

Interpret a Brief Portfolio DUE


1 - 5

 
1 - 5 

Note:
There will be a one week break between weeks 10 & 11.
Interpret a Brief concludes at end of Week 10.
Sessions from this point on (weeks 11 - 18): VART6408C Create visual design components
ONLY

Week 11

 Presentation & Site Visit

Activity:
Poster presentation
Display of Interpret a Brief Major Project

Activity:

Creative Development informing Visual Design Components for Major Project - Artist Book
Site Visit

Presentation of outcomes from Interpret a Brief.

Site Visit

1 - 5

 

Week 12

Major Project brief presentation
Portfolio development
Activity: Artist Book 
Design project brief presentation and introduction
 

1 - 5

 

Week 13

Project DevelopmentActivity: Artist Book
Book binding introduction
 

1 - 5

 
 

Week 14

Project DevelopmentActivity: Artist Book
Concept development feedback
Feedback Session

1 - 5

 

Week 15

Project DevelopmentActivity: Artist Book
Concept development
 

1 - 5

 

Week 16

Project DevelopmentActivity: Artist Book
Book development feedback
Feedback Session

1 - 5

 
 

Week 17

Project Finalization
Individual Tuition
Activity: Artist Book
End of project production, & individual tuition
 

1 - 5

 

Week 18


Project Finalization, Submission
& Documentation
Activity: Artist Book
Documentation of outcomes (photography & text)
Folio Presentation development
Major Assessment

Visual Design Components Portfolio DUE

1 - 5

 

 

 

 

 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

Prescribed Texts: There are no compulsory prescribed texts in this course.

You are advised to look at the Learning Hub at myRMIT site for ongoing updated information.
A range of learning resources and references are provided throughout the year.
You will require a personal storage device and tools as outlined in tool kit list.
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.

RMIT Library.
You will also have access to the library resources.
Among the library’s electronic resources is the ability to access Lynda.com for online tutorials and lessons. You may be given these tutorials (and other resources) to supplement your classroom learning. The University Library has extensive resources for Design students.
RMIT Library has produced the following:
• subject guide that includes quality online and print resources for your studies. http://rmit.libguides.com/graphicartanddesign
• guides on academic referencing http://www.rmit.edu.au/library/referencing
• subject specialist help via your Liaison Librarian http://www.rmit.edu.au/library/librarians/dsc


Overview of Assessment

Assessment is on-going throughout the course. Assessment tasks will require you demonstrate the application of knowledge and skills through practical projects and/or design activities.
The assessment tasks are: Industry style project/s
An assessment charter summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.


Assessment Tasks

To demonstrate competency in this course you need to submit the following piece of assessment to a satisfactory standard.

Interpret a Brief Project Portfolio: 

- Due: Week 10 





('Visual Design Components Portfolio' Visual Design Components Portfolio
- Due: Week 18 - assessed separately) 

You are required to demonstrate all learning outcomes to a satisfactory standard.
You will receive feedback with verbal and/or written evaluation of your progress within class time. 
The submitted project will be assessed with written feedback as well as a checklist that relates to separate components of the project and the overall outcome.

This course is assessed for competency.

Grades which apply to competency-based assessment are:
CA   Competency Achieved
NYC Not Yet Competent
DNS Did Not Submit for Assessment

 


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

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 & Extensions
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 
Any student seeking an extension, should aim at doing so a minimum of 2 days before the deadline. Work submitted late and without an extension at any point will incur late penalties in accordance with university policy.
If you require an extension you must complete an extension form with evidence supporting your application and hand this to your instructor. Further links - Application for extension of time

On Time Submission and Impact of Late Submission 
On time submission is an important factor in your assessment. Employability skills are embedded in all courses and these include Planning & Organising and Self-management. For this reason, late work impacts on your competency assessment. 
Submissions that are assessed as Not Satisfactory can be re-submitted once and this is only permitted during the period that the competency is scheduled.

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. Submission cover sheet

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

Credit Transfers and Recognition of Prior Learning
Credit transfer is the recognition of previously completed formal learning (an officially accredited qualification).  Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is an assessment process that allows you to demonstrate competence using the skills you have gained through experience in the workplace, voluntary work, informal or formal training or other life experiences.
Recognition of Current Competency (RCC).
RCC applies only if you have previously demonstrated competence in a unit of competency, and now require to be reassessed to ensure that the competence is being maintained.
Please speak to your teacher if you wish to discuss applying for Credit Transfer, RPL or RCC for the unit(s) of competency addressed in this course.

 

 

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