In this subject students simultaneously undertake a series of design projects. Each project is used to evaluate various design approaches to the development of form and solution for an identified problem space established through formally conducted research. Throughout the subject Design Thinking is supported in the exploration of methodology and process as a driver for establishing innovative outcomes that address a human need and are mindful of the social, ecological and global impact of design intervention. Students are expected to negotiate the establishment of their own assessment criteria to enable extension and coordination of learning attributes that match self-directed and identified project goals. The subject requires students to draw upon knowledge and skills gained throughout the course and involves concept evaluation and selection, design development and detailing, rationale for situated context and communication presented in the form of reports, visual presentations and prototypes. Working on multiple projects is a reflection of professional practice and requires careful time management.
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