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.
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In this unit, you will participate in a range of learning activities that focus on design thinking processes and principles, and then be provided opportunities to apply these in practice. You will therefore empathise with the customer/user, identify and define the problem, prototype, test and propose solutions.
These activities allow you to develop discipline-specific skills, knowledge and behaviours, alongside a range of employability skills and professional attributes. Some of these include, for example, empathy, active inquiry, critical thinking, problem solving, creativity and innovation, and communication.
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- International students
- Domestic students
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1. Identify and explain objective criteria to evaluate design practices
2. Give and receive critical feedback appropriate for workplace scenarios
3. Evaluate critical feedback to enable continuous improvement of design practices
4. Apply critical feedback to the development of a design artefact
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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 (30%)
AT2: Observation & Review of Critical Practices (30%)
AT3: Active role in critical practice (40%)
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