Courses & Units

Visualising Design KDA144

Hobart, Launceston

Introduction

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.

Summary

Unit name Visualising Design
Unit code KDA144
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Architecture and Design
Discipline Architecture & Design
Coordinator

Ceridwen Owen

Level Introductory
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

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

Key

On-campus
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International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 12/7/2021 10/8/2021 30/8/2021 17/10/2021

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Learning Outcomes

1

Evaluate visual techniques used in design disciplines and assess their role in conceptualising and communicating ideas and information.

2

Employ research, observation, and critical thinking in the interpretation and analysis of relationships.

3

Apply design visualisation techniques to illustrate relationships.

4

Identify and adopt design communication strategies to clearly convey ideas and engage relevant audiences.

Fees

Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
100501 $993.00 $993.00 not applicable $2,445.00

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Teaching

Teaching Pattern

TBC - please check with unit co-ordinator

Assessment

AT1 - Design Narrative - 30%
AT2 - Design Portfolio - 40%
AT3 - Design Visualisation (30%)

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Textbooks

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