Leader: Jon Allen
Caulfield First semester 2005 (Day)
Synopsis: This unit introduces students to designing products for specific purposes at a more advanced level, and builds on knowledge gained in the previous semester. Presentation skills are further developed with the execution of detailed models pf product designs, and the use of computer skills for engineering drawing. Emphasis is placed on design methodologies, ergonomics, documentation for manufacture, the sourcing of relevant product data, researching techniques and user analyses.
Objectives: On successful completion of this unit, students will: 1. produce original designs to a high standard of technical, production, and aesthetic requirements, which successfully resolve product semantic issues; 2. undertake value analysis studies of existing products; 3. prepare product design specifications; 4. demonstrate at an advanced level, skills, and abilities in the documentation of designs for production; 5. conceptualise, design and develop for specific market criteria; 6. produce detailed models for presentation purposes; 7. observe and employ occupational health and safety principles and rules appropriate to studio practice.
Assessment: Progressive assessment of two design projects: 40% and 60%
Contact Hours: 4 hours per week of studio and 8 hours of independent study