Design Contexts 3: How - The Design Process in Theory and Practice

University of Newcastle

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Design Contexts 3: How - The Design Process in Theory and Practice

  • Host University

    University of Newcastle

  • Location

    Newcastle, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Design Management

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

    10
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    This course examines various models of the design process in relation to design in general, and visual communication design in particular. It seeks to explore how the design process has been modelled in theory and how these models function in practice.
    LEARNING OUTCOMES
    1. Demonstrate a critical understanding of a various theories and models of the design process;
    2. Demonstrate a critical awareness of the relationship of these theories and models to visual communication design practice;
    3. Competently conduct academic and design based research and demonstrate relevant information literacy;
    4. Competently express their research findings using appropriate oral presentation techniques and designed and written forms of communication.
    CONTENT
    Topics will include:
    Theories and models of the design process;
    The social and historical contexts of theories and models of the design process;
    The relationship and relevance of theories and models of the design process to visual communication design practice.
    ASSESSMENT ITEMS
    Presentation: Presentations - Individual
    Written Assignment: Essays / Written Assignments

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.