Courses & Units

Design Studio: Production KDA208

Launceston, Hobart


This unit explores the relationship between design and industry to develop skills in the planning, development, and production of products and services for a target market or use-case scenario. You will learn how to identify opportunities for new product and service development, be introduced to production workflows and supply chains, and develop industry-focused design and communication skills. You will also develop foundational professional skills for project planning and management. The output of the unit is a proposal for a viable product or service advanced through a process of opportunity identification and analysis, iterative design development, and testing.


Unit name Design Studio: Production
Unit code KDA208
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Architecture and Design
Discipline Architecture & Design
Coordinator Doctor Mark Sawyer
Available as student elective? No
Delivered By University of Tasmania


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 21/2/2022 22/3/2022 11/4/2022 29/5/2022

* 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).

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Learning Outcomes

  • Identify and analyse opportunities and risks in the design development and implementation of a product or service.
  • Apply professional communication strategies and techniques in a design-for-industry context.
  • Plan an end-to-end design project based on industry practice.
  • Develop a viable prototype for an identified target market using iterative design development and testing.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
100500 $1,002.00 $858.00 not applicable $2,445.00
  • Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
  • HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
  • FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4

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(KDA104 or KDA142) and (KDA144) and (ZAD121 or KDA143) and (KDA103 or KDA146 or ZAD122)|Completion of 75 credit points within P3I or Z2E.


Teaching Pattern

Off-campus - 12 x weekly online content (1-2 hours per week); On-campus - 12 x weekly 3 hour workshops + one full-day field trip.

AssessmentProduct/Service Report (30%)|Concept Development Package (40%)|Opportunity Generation and Analysis (30%)
TimetableView 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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