Courses & Units
Visualising Design KDA144
In this unit you will be introduced to a range of visual tools and techniques for conceptualising and communicating complex relationships and generating new insights through design. Through a combination of interactive, self-directed learning activities and practical exercises, you will develop skills in a range of digital and analogue visual analysis and communication techniques. These techniques, including diagramming, sketching, mapping and visual storytelling, are central to the design disciplines and transferable across a variety of contexts. A major output of the unit is a design portfolio demonstrating critical evaluation and application of design visualisation techniques for specified contexts. In the final task you will explore design visualisation techniques related to a topic of your choice.
|Unit name||Visualising Design|
|College/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Architecture and Design
|Discipline||Architecture & Design|
|Coordinator||Associate Professor Ceridwen Owen|
|Available as an elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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- Describe visual techniques used in design disciplines for conceptualising and communicating ideas and information.
- Employ research, observation, and critical thinking in the interpretation and analysis of relationships.
- Apply design visualisation techniques to illustrate relationships.
- Identify and adopt design communication strategies to clearly convey ideas and engage relevant audiences.
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1,3||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3||Domestic Full Fee 4|
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Off-campus - 12 x weekly online content and activities (1-2 hours per week); On-campus 12 x weekly 3 hour workshops.
|Assessment||Data Visualisation (30%)|Design Narrative (30%)|Design Portfolio (40%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
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