University of Technology Sydney

89035 Sense Studio: Press/Print

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UTS: Design, Architecture and Building: Design
Credit points: 12 cp
Result type: Grade and marks

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

Description

This is an umbrella subject that includes studios in textiles and product design.

Sustainable textiles

Australia produces the world's best quality of woollen fibre – Australian merino wool ('The wool industry – looking back and forward', 2007). This fibre has considerable potential in the creation of innovative and sustainable products for fashion and interiors in both commercial and conceptual fields. Merino wool provides a vast array of benefits, which are explored through practical studio work, research and lectures. The subject is a supportive learning environment in which students' personal textile-based interests are developed into a finished product.

Small batch product design

This studio involves students working with an experienced designer and educator making objects and accessories for small batch production realised to a high degree of refinement. This might include fruit bowls, candle holders, speaker frames, lamp shades; basically anything smaller than a piece of furniture. Focuses include: the value of prototyping for gaining insights through design; the importance of process; conceptual clarity; aesthetic refinement; and the material imagination.

Subject learning objectives (SLOs)

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

1. Demonstrated a capacity for flexible thinking in relation to iterative and creative design concept development.
2. Demonstrated an ability to experiment and critically analyse, refine, synthesise and process ideas to a stage of realisation and presentation, evidenced through iterative process work.
3. Communicated design propositions with confidence and clarity
4. Evidence of self-direction and autonomy in the research, design development
5. Develop appropriately considered and well resolved design outcomes

Course intended learning outcomes (CILOs)

This subject also contributes to the following Course Intended Learning Outcomes:

  • Professional attitude to clarity, accuracy and effectiveness of communication (C.1)
  • Ability to critically appraise, develop or redirect design ideas (I.2)
  • Possession of craft skills appropriate to the discipline (P.3)
  • Ability to develop well-supported arguments and rationales (R.1)

Contribution to the development of graduate attributes

The term CAPRI is used for the five Design, Architecture and Building faculty graduate attribute categories where:
C = communication and groupwork A = attitudes and values
P = practical and professional
R = research and critique
I = innovation and creativity.

Teaching and learning strategies

Design studios working closely with experienced academics and/or industry professionals. Assessment is typically project focused with continual creative direction from peers and studio leader.

Content (topics)

This is an umbrella subject that houses multiple studios with diverse disciplinary focus. Specific details relating to assessment and week-to-week structure are available in the appropriate folder for each discipline on UTS online.

Assessment

Assessment task 1: Project 1

Intent:

Depending on studio choice, you will undertake a specific design brief that either works to towards strengthening your portfolio or building skills that are relevant to design practice and industry.

Objective(s):

This task addresses the following subject learning objectives:

1 and 2

This task also addresses the following course intended learning outcomes that are linked with a code to indicate one of the five CAPRI graduate attribute categories (e.g. C.1, A.3, P.4, etc.):

I.2 and P.3

Type: Project
Groupwork: Individual
Weight: 40%
Criteria linkages:
Criteria Weight (%) SLOs CILOs
Appropriateness of design decisions in response to brief 50 1 I.2
Refinement of design craft 50 2 P.3
SLOs: subject learning objectives
CILOs: course intended learning outcomes

Assessment task 2: Project 2

Intent:

Depending on studio choice, you will undertake a specific design brief that either works towards strengthening your portfolio or building skills that are relevant to design practice and industry.

Objective(s):

This task addresses the following subject learning objectives:

3, 4 and 5

This task also addresses the following course intended learning outcomes that are linked with a code to indicate one of the five CAPRI graduate attribute categories (e.g. C.1, A.3, P.4, etc.):

C.1, P.3 and R.1

Type: Project
Groupwork: Individual
Weight: 60%
Criteria linkages:
Criteria Weight (%) SLOs CILOs
Appropriateness of design decisions in response to brief 33 3 C.1
Refinement of design craft 33 4 P.3
Compelling connection between concept and outcome 34 5 R.1
SLOs: subject learning objectives
CILOs: course intended learning outcomes