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84610 Inside Design

6cp; 4hpw (2.5hr practice-oriented studio, 1.5hr theory-oriented workshop)
There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.


Integrated product design is a complex discipline that can have a major impact on society and influence people's lives. Designers need to develop not only expertise in their craft, but also an insight into the ways that designed things shape the lives of those who use or engage with them.

This subject orients students to integrated product design as a practice, providing insight into current and emerging industry directions. An understanding of the practice and the impact of product–service systems in contemporary worlds is developed through texts in social theory, philosophy of technology and material semiotics. A feel for the craft of making is cultivated through research into exemplary product design and engagement with project-based materials. Skills necessary for the design of service systems and user experience pathways are introduced. Insight into contemporary design practice is supported through analysis of, and reflection on, various design documentaries and commentaries available in video, film and print materials.

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