Courses & Units

Design Critique ZAD201

This unit is being phased out, no new enrolments are being taken.


Self-evaluation, peer feedback and formal industry critique contribute to continuous improvement of design practices and development of designers’ expertise. In this unit, you will be introduced to various forms of critique, and develop the ability to question assumptions and apply objective criteria to evaluate your own design practice. You will further develop your critical ability by engaging in an exercise to respond constructively to critical feedback from peers and to incorporate this feedback to improve upon an existing design idea.


Unit name Design Critique
Unit code ZAD201
Credit points 6.25
Faculty/School University College
Discipline Applied Design

Dr Donald Thomson

Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


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Band Field of Education
1 100501

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Teaching Pattern

Two hour tutorial and three hours of collaborative workshops per week.

Launceston and Hobart students will study at Foundry campuses.


AT1: Models and Frameworks of Critical Evaluation (20%) AT2: Observation & Review of Critical Practices (30%) AT3: Artefact Re-design and Rationale (40%) AT4: CoLab Journal (10%)

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