Design Contexts 3: How - The Design Process in Theory and Practice
University of Newcastle
Area of Study
Taught In English
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Host University Units10
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4 - 6
Hours & Credits
OverviewThis 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 OUTCOMES1. 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.CONTENTTopics 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 ITEMSPresentation: Presentations - IndividualWritten Assignment: Essays / Written Assignments
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.