Object Design: Industry Connections - SDES3410

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

Enrolment Requirements:

L2 Object Design Prerequisite

CSS Contribution Charge: 1 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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This specialist course extends knowledge of materials and processes and their relationship to experiential lighting design through adaptive/responsive design scenarios. Emphasis is placed on theories related to experiential lighting design. Project briefs will introduce the notion of the client, manufacturer and end-user. You are expected to liaise with industry in order to fabricate a full-scale working prototype of your design. A series of case studies exemplifying design research, production/technology methodologies including laser cutting and sheet forming and fabrication will be undertaken. You will engage in problem solving by creatively exploring the relationship between the human interface (experience) and lighting design. Communication techniques in both 2D and 3D format will be extended on from the 2000 stream, including an opportunity to work with a pre-developed arduino module (hardware plus software). You will collaborate in the design and installation of your prototypes in a public exhibition.

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.

SDES3410 Object Design: Industry Connections is an advanced 3000 level studio course. It is one of a suite of two interrelated core courses in Year 3 that complete a four-course specialist 'object stream' in the BDes(Hons) program in Year 3.


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