University of Technology Sydney

87012 VC Project: Research Through Design

6cp; 3.5 hpw, on campus
Requisite(s): 87731 VC Design Studio: Narrative, Form and Time AND 87443 VC Project: Typography in Context AND 87009 VC Design Studio: Visualising Experience


In the first part of this subject, students are led through a series of research approaches, methods and processes, drawn from design scholarship and professional design practice. This sequence of activities, undertaken both in studio workshops and independently at home, will enable students to apply research insights to their own practice, and develop a standpoint in relation to their future practice.

The key focus of this subject is the necessity for students to be able to articulate the way in which they have used and documented research within specific projects, and to communicate a unique standpoint that reflects their values and professional ethics. This is a key factor in student employability and transition to industry. Therefore, in the second part of the subject students are led through strategies for articulating a how research is embedded in their practice, as presented within a professional visual communication design portfolio that also communicates their unique standpoint.

Typical availability

Autumn session, City campus

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