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Area/Catalogue
GRAP 2031

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
105701

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s

Second Semester
(Study Period 5)
Course owner

Course owner
School of Art, Architecture and Design

Course aim

Human-Centred Design: Research and Analysis develops a basic knowledge of qualitative research and analysis approaches during each stage of the artifact (products, systems and services) development process.

Course content

Students completing Human-Centred Design: Research and Analysis will demonstrate basic understanding in the rationales, strategies, and methods of qualitative user research. This includes the systematic use of ethnography and participant-observation to develop design solutions based on a deep understanding of the contexts (activities, environment, information, objects, users) where users live and work. Solutions will have an increased potential for a deep resonance with users as they are based on direct empirical observation and research.

Textbook(s)

Nil

Prerequisite(s)

Students are assumed to have completed 36 units of study.

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Lecture 1 hour x 12 weeks
Studio 2 hours x 12 weeks
INTERNAL, CITY WEST (INTENSIVE)
Lecture 1 hour x 12 sessions
Studio 2 hours x 12 sessions

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Project 1 1500 words (or equivalent) 40% N/A
Project 2 3000 words (or equivalent) 60% N/A
INTERNAL, CITY WEST (INTENSIVE)
Project 1 1500 words (or equivalent) 40% N/A
Project 2 3000 words (or equivalent) 60% N/A

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 1)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

Non-award enrolment
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

Course Coordinators

School of Art, Architecture and Design
School of Art, Architecture and Design

Degrees this course is offered in

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