Courses & Units

Design for Equity ZAD203

Hobart, Launceston

Introduction

In this unit, you will examine the role of design industries and practices as enablers of social justice, and political and social movements. The concept of ‘social design,’ and the responsibilities of designers as social actors and agents of social change, will also be introduced and discussed. You will identify and reflect on a social issue affecting a specific social group, or your own community, and consider how to create an appropriate design intervention in the form of a social campaign strategy and materials. You will also evaluate socio-economic impacts and benefits that your design-led intervention might have.

Summary

Unit name Design for Equity
Unit code ZAD203
Credit points 6.25
Faculty/School University College
Discipline Applied Design
Coordinator

Dr Donald Thomson

Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Term 2 On-Campus Domestic
Launceston Term 2 On-Campus Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Term 2 30/4/2018 4/6/2018 5/6/2018 8/7/2018

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2018 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2018 will be available from the 1st October 2017.

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Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Field of Education
1 2018: $402.00 100501

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.

Requisites

Co-requisites

ZAP203

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

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

Launceston and Hobart students will study at Foundry campuses.

Assessment
  • ‘Design & Equity’ seminar - problem statement (20%)
  • Design intervention - proposal (40%)
  • Design intervention - evaluation (30%)
  • CoLab journal (10%)
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Textbooks

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