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84114 Industrial Design Digital Communication

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UTS: Design, Architecture and Building: Design
Credit points: 6 cp

Subject level:

Undergraduate

Result type: Grade and marks

There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.

Description

Integrated Product Design operates in a global context and successful communication of design ideas at any stage of the development relies on systems that can transfer digital information accurately and immediately to reduce lead-times, communicate intent and to engage resources available anywhere in the world. This subject centres on communication and the relevant digital programs used by the designer in the expression of their ideas. This includes two-dimensional raster and vector-based programs as well as an introduction to the construction of three-dimensional geometry in a virtual context.

Subject learning objectives (SLOs)

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:

1. Understand the uses of appropriate visualisation/illustration computer programs
2. Demonstrate competence in the use of tools introduced
3. Integrate knowledge into other project/subject areas and general design process
4. Evaluate appropriate use of the technology to its application
5. Understand use of graphics and type in documents

Teaching and learning strategies

Semester long with weekly sessions, delivery is a combination of lecture and design studio classes. Face-to-face classes incorporate a range of teaching and learning strategies that include studio activities which are complemented by independent student application of practical skills such as technical drawing and rendering. Students gain a broad appreciation for the importance and variety in the different methods of Industrial Design visual communication.

Content (topics)

This subject covers the following topic areas and computer programs at an introductory level:

  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • Page layout for reports
  • Introduction to computer solid modelling techniques
  • Concepts of models
  • Program interface
  • Sketching and sculpting for the creation of shapes
  • Part evolution from shapes
  • Graphic communication
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This subject covers the following topic areas and computer programs at an introductory level:

  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • Page layout for reports
  • Introduction to computer solid modelling techniques
  • Concepts of models
  • Program interface
  • Sketching and sculpting for the creation of shapes
  • Part evolution from shapes
  • Graphic communication

Assessment

Assessment task 1: CAD - Technical drawing using SolidWorks

Weight: 35%

Assessment task 2: Graphics - Packaging and catalogue design.

Weight: 35%

Assessment task 3: Computer - Digital rendering and graphics using Illustrator and Photoshop.

Weight: 30%