Course Title: Establish the design brief
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term1 2015
Course Code: GRAP9430C
Course Title: Establish the design brief
School: 320T Architecture & Design
Campus: City Campus
Program: C5329 - Diploma of Product Design
Course Contact: Robin Blood
Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4819
Course Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Nominal Hours: 36
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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites
This unit specifies the skills and knowledge required to establish the objectives of a design brief and determine direction for the concepts and solutions which may result from the design process.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
LMFFDT4007A Establish the design brief
1. Collect information for the design brief
1.1. Applicable OHS, legislative and organisational requirements relevant to developing a design brief are verified and complied with
2. Conduct research for the design
2.1. Areas for research are identified
3. Analyse and confirm design brief
3.1. Design requirements are translated in a manner which is clear and concise
This unit supports the attainment of skills and knowledge required for establishing the objectives and key direction of a design brief where the brief has been, received from a client or is developed by the designer in response to a design challenge.
This unit covers employability skills in teamwork, problem solving and communication skills to interpret design requirements. Initiative and enterprise and self management skills are required to ensure completeness of information and process information to determine brief requirements.
Details of Learning Activities
Learning activities will take place in a studio/class room using industry standard resources. You will complete exercises and industry relevant projects. You will also be required to undertake independent study to complete assignments outside class time.
In class activities may include:
• Presentations and demonstration
• teacher directed group activities/projects with individual input from students
• class exercises to practice and develop skills
• Analysis/critique of relevant material
• Student presentations with Teacher and Peer feedback and review
• Personal class time to discuss and develop own work for assessment/presentation
Out of class activities may include:
• practical work on projects
• investigation and research
• preparing of work for presentations
• project work
• independent research
• online research
You are expected to manage your learning and undertake an appropriate amount of out-of-class independent study and research.
Due to technical These are available from the course on your online Blackboard portal.
RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems. Learning resources include access to studios and computer laboratories and relevant software. You will also be expected to make use of the library resources.
Overview of Assessment
Effectively establish requirements for the creative direction of a design brief
Collect and analyse the implications of information relating to the design brief
Effectively establish criteria for the intended solutions to meet the requirements of the design brief
Comply with legislation, regulations, standards, codes of practice and established safe practices and procedures for developing a design brief
Communicate effectively and work safely with others in the work area
To demonstrate competency in this course, you will need to complete the following pieces of assessment to a satisfactory standard. You will receive feedback on all assessment.
These are available from the course on your online Blackboard portal.
Graded assessment applies for courses within the Diploma of Product Design
CHD Competent with high distinction 80 - 100 Highly developed
CDI Competent with distinction 70 - 79 Well developed
CC Competent with credit 60 - 69 Developed
CAG Competent achieved - graded 50 - 59 Sound
NYC Not Yet Competent
DNS Did not submit for assessment
The assessment matrix demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant Unit of Competency. These are available from the course on your online Blackboard portal.
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.
Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.
RMIT has a strict policy on plagiarism. Please refer to the website for more information on this policy.
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:
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 resources and student progression.
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