Communication and Visualisation - CODE1161

Faculty: Built Environment

School: Built Environment

Course Outline: Computational Design

Campus: Sydney

Career: Undergraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 5

Equivalent: BENV2428

CSS Contribution Charge: 2 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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This course is part of the practice orientated teaching trajectory ‘Constructing’, Path 5: Gaming and Visualisation. The course is situated in the ‘Beginner Level’ in the CoDe student specialisation journey and therefore available for enrolment as an elective for all other UNSW undergrad students.
In this course students are introduced to representation and visualisation techniques by combining industry standard Adobe Suite and Processing software applications. The lecture series covers topics such as principles and elements of design, colour, pixels, vector graphics, typography, layout, format and production, environmental and experiential graphic design, infographics and information design, symbols, visual literacy, interactivity, design context, cartography and map design.
CODE1161 will offer students the necessary skills to represent and present design concepts and research. On successful completion of the course students will have developed a foundational knowledge of digital visualization techniques within the computational design discipline. This course is conducted via a lecture series, face-to-face tutorials, online software tutorials, design project briefs and an online quiz. Tutorial time is for presenting project submission requirements, project critique/feedback and assistance with any issues you have completing the online tutorials.
Each week during the session you are required to complete a set of online tutorials prior to the lecture. This course consists of 3 major assessments: Communicating Data, Visualising Data, Contextualising Data. See 6. In Week 13 you will have a computer generated multiple-choice test based on the Lecture Series.
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