Object Design Dialogues: Concept to Fabrication - SDES2410

Faculty: Faculty of Art & Design

School: School of Art & Design

Course Outline: Downloadcourse outline (PDF format)

Campus: Paddington

Career: Undergraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 3

CSS Contribution Charge: 1 (more info)

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Further Information: See Class Timetable

Available for General Education: Yes (more info)

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This specialist course covers foundation studio knowledge, skills and professional methodologies for object design. In particular, you will learn to engage in a design practice, which integrates technical knowledge and skills with material, form and contextual issues in contemporary object design. You will explore the relationship between an object's meaning (both social/cultural) and its material properties, structural qualities, construction methods, finishes, fittings and connections. Projects will address the conceptual, material and sculptural understandings of 3D object design.

You will develop an understanding of scale models, drawing conventions and their presentation, in particular working to scale, using notations, dimensions and the use of drawings for 3D computer modelling, digital visualisation, prototyping and presentation. Through a series of lectures and demonstrations you will be informed of the different skills, knowledge and abilities a designer requires in order to create a three dimensional object.

You will work on one project throughout the course and have three sequential assessment tasks covering; research and concepts, design development and final design synthesis and presentation. You will work between the design studio, object design fabrication space and computer lab at different stages in order to realise the project.

SDES2410 Object Design Dialogues is an introductory 2000 level studio course. It is one of a suite of two interrelated core courses in Year 2 that contribute to a four-course specialist object 'stream' in the BDes(Hons) programs completed over Years 2 and 3.


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