Courses & Units

Design for Equity ZAD223

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.

Practical Approaches to Learning at University College

The University College is committed to providing students with opportunities to engage in practical learning experiences. Every unit is therefore driven by at least one approach that is problem or project-based, or that involves work-integrated learning.

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.

To find more information on the University College’s approach to teaching and learning, click here to view in the Unit Outline Essential Information resource.

Summary

Unit name Design for Equity
Unit code ZAD223
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School University College
Discipline Applied Design
Coordinator

Sophia Holmes

Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Term 2 On-Campus Domestic
Hobart Term 4 On-Campus Domestic
Launceston Term 2 On-Campus Domestic
Launceston Term 4 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 27/4/2020 18/5/2020 2/6/2020 3/7/2020
Term 4 12/10/2020 2/11/2020 17/11/2020 18/12/2020

* 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 2020 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2020 will be available from the 1st October 2019.

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Learning Outcomes

  1. Explain the role of designers in affecting positive social and political change
  2. Identify and analyse core-problems in dynamic practice situations
  3. Develop and communicate design interventions for social change purposes
  4. Evaluate how social change can be implemented in your professional practice

Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Field of Education
1 2020: $835.00 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.

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

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

Launceston and Hobart students will study at Foundry campuses.

Assessment

AT1: Design & Equity’ seminar - problem statement (30%)

AT2: Design intervention - proposal (40%)

AT3: Design intervention - evaluation (30%)

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Textbooks

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