University of Technology Sydney

85813 Design Advocacy

6cp; 2-3 hours per week, on campus
There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.


Learning to clearly and convincingly communicate what design is and why it is of value to non-designers is a complex task. In this subject, students learn how to articulate and demonstrate the value of their designs and themselves as a designer to a range of audiences. This includes understanding the stakeholder ecosystems or communities of practice relevant to a design project and identifying opportunities to communicate and influence within that. Students work with their studio mentors to identify a range of realistic opportunities to advocate for their designs which will form their assessment briefs. They participate in workshops to hone their communication and presentation skills to respond to these briefs, creating a range of valuable artefacts to support their Honours projects.

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