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Area/Catalogue
GRAP 2032

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
105703

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Unit Value
9

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s
First Semester
(Study Period 2)
Course owner

Course owner
School of Art, Architecture and Design

Course aim

To develop students' understanding of form, aesthetics as well as human factors and ergonomics as considerations in product design. To build on students' skills in researching, developing and evaluating design for usability and product aesthetics. The course will introduce students to the cultural factors in the development of product appearance.

Course content

The students will develop basic knowledge of human factors including anthropometry, the physical abilities and constraints of the human body and senses and principles of usability including physical and cognitive factors.

They will be introduced to knowledge, research methods and design methods to develop products to fit human capabilities. Students will also be introduced to the concepts of branding and visual languages of design, and how product appearance conveys cultural meaning and communicates use. Students will develop skills in design simulation, development and communication via text, oral presentations, three-dimensional model making, drawing and graphic presentations.

Textbook(s)

Nil

Prerequisite(s)

Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
GRAP 1021 Physical Prototyping Techniques for Product Design
GRAP 1018 Computer Graphics and Imaging for Design
GRAP 1024 Product Design Studio 2 (Principles)

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Lecture 2 hours x 12 weeks
Studio 6 hours x 13 weeks
INTERNAL, CITY WEST (INTENSIVE)
Lecture 1 hour x 20 sessions
Studio 4 hours x 20 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
Studio Project 1 2700 words (equivalent) 30% N/A
Studio Project 2 3600 words (equivalent) 40% N/A
Report 2700 words 30% N/A
INTERNAL, CITY WEST (INTENSIVE)
Studio Project 1 2700 words (equivalent) 30% N/A
Studio Project 2 3600 words (equivalent) 40% N/A
Report 2700 words 30% N/A

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.250
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 1)
To determine the fee for this course as part of a Commonwealth Supported program, go to:
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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
Non-award tuition fees are set by the Division offering the course. To determine the cost of this course, go to:
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Not all courses are available on all of the above bases, and students must check to ensure that they are permitted to enrol in a particular course.

* 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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