Object Typologies: Reuse, Recycle - SDES2411

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)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

Available for General Education: Yes (more info)

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In this specialist course, design solutions are developed from briefs that address the social value of furniture and object design including the reuse and recycling of materials forms and ideas. You will develop skills in analysing and articulating primary and secondary research including theories of slow-design, co-design and meta-design in both 2D & 3D formats. You will develop an understanding of sustainable approaches to your design process and apply scenario building and collaborative skills to resolve your design outcome.

You will undertake three assessment tasks; a life cycle analysis report, investigative research and scenario building, and the design and fabrication of a full-scale prototype. You will use basic computer skills to represent ideas, working drawings and communicate project presentation.

You will be presented with a series of lectures and demonstrations of the different skills, knowledge and abilities a designer requires in order to undertake the creation of a three dimensional object. In studio tutorials students will extend the range of analytical skills in relationship to form, materials, and production processes relevant to furniture and object design by participating in different problem solving scenarios.

SDES2411 Object Typologies: Reuse, Recycle 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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