University of Technology Sydney

88931 Furniture Concepts

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

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Result type: Grade and marks

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


This subject offers students in the furniture design major (in the Master of Design) insights into conceptual design processes for furniture designers. The subject focuses on generative design processes used in the development of original furniture designs. It equips students with advanced skills in idea generation and critical and iterative design methods through a series of studio activities, design projects and research seminars.

Subject learning objectives (SLOs)

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

1. Place contemporary furniture design practices in an historical context.
2. Have enhanced skills in conceptual design.
3. Be able to analyse and critically evaluate their own as well as others' design ideas.
4. Confidently and efficiently use iterative processes to translate design concepts into product options.
5. Demonstrate personal project management skills be able to justify and convey design decision-making.